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PAH! Therapist - Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED)

Oct 17, 2019
Milton, Ontario

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING (Job Posting # 2019-98)

TITLE: PAH! Therapist

POSITION TYPE: Full Time – Temporary (1 year) (Non - Union)

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm (flexibility required)

REPORTS TO: Clinical Lead

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf (BRCCED) is a multi-purpose, multi-program facility that functions as a community centre for the Deaf and as a non-profit charitable provider of services for the Deaf. The organization exists to provide care and opportunities in a communication-rich environment that enhances the quality of life of those we serve.

Reporting to the PAH! Clinical Lead the PAH! Therapist provides a range of clinical services, service coordination, advocacy and consultation for Deaf and Hard of hearing children and youth (18 years and under, and their families); and hearing children and youth (18 years and under, and their deaf parents). Services are offered when the child has a developmental delay or in instances where the child or youth has worries or emotional difficulties related to home, school, or the community.

This position is a temporary role, with the possibility of extension.

PRIMARY DUTIES/REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide a range of clinical services (individual, family, and group) according to client need
  • Provide service coordination, liaison, and service planning with community resources
  • Participate in service provision and service reviews within the PAH! program as required
  • Participate in developing and maintaining client team meetings as required
  • Provide outreach to children, youth and families, as needed, in order to facilitate engagement in services
  • Advocate on behalf of youth and families and provide crisis intervention as required
  • Participate in case presentations and supervision (meetings and observation of work) on a regular basis
  • Provide and assist with building service coordination structures with partners schools, agencies, child welfare, community health services within the deaf and hearing communities
  • Organize and participate in educational seminars, workshops, and training for children youth, families, service providers, and staff, where need, interest and ability exist
  • Provide, where appropriate, consultation services to individuals, families, staff, and other service providers regarding the issues, concerns and needs of deaf children, youth and families
  • Demonstrate sound judgement related to the provision of mental health and services for deaf children, youth and their families and Hearing children and youth and their Deaf parents
  • Demonstrate sound judgement related to Deaf children, youth and families and Hearing children and youth and their Deaf parent in high risk circumstances to ensure appropriate safety plans are arranged
  • Supervise social work students

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.A. or M.S.W and minimum three (3) years’ of experience working in a clinical setting with individuals with mental health needs, challenging behaviours and/or dual diagnosis
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social workers, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or equivalent and committed to ongoing professional development
  • Knowledge and experience working within the Deaf community and fluency in ASL OR strong commitment to engage in professional development to build skill and knowledge in ASL, Deaf culture and supporting Deaf or hard of hearing individuals and their community
  • Knowledge of ASIST or Safe Talk an asset
  • Knowledge, skills and professional expertise to provide direct clinical services to children, youth and families
  • Thorough understanding of systems and their impact on youth and families
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities, flexibility and adaptation to change
  • Strong written skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with youth, staff, and colleagues, and cross sector service partners
  • Proven success in working alongside, or as part of a clinical treatment team
  • Possess sound judgement, creativity, initiative and integrity, and ability to set consistent and appropriate limits
  • Demonstrated experience in computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Caseworks)
  • Committed to helping youth within an Interdisciplinary Team using individual and group processes
  • Mature and professional judgement in conflictual and high intensity situations
  • Full G Ontario Driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • French language/LSQ an asset

Interested candidates please email resume to: Human Resources at careers@bobrumball.org

or fax to (416) 449-8881.

Please contact the above if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process.

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting Date: October 04, 2019 Closing Date: October 17, 2019 Start Date: Immediate

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