Therapist - The Outreach Centre
The Therapist is responsible to provide diagnostic assessments, therapy, and counseling and support services for a mixed caseload including adults, adolescents, children, and families experiencing family violence, mental health issues, communication challenges, or family conflict. This is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, providing services to a broad spectrum of clients. The Therapist will be familiar with other services and resources in the community and work closely with them to provide information and support when required.
Duties and responsibilities
- Therapists interact one-on-one with their clients. After an initial intake consultation, therapists assess issues, work collaboratively with clients to identify treatment goals. As therapist continue to meet with their clients, ongoing assessment is performed, and new treatment strategies may be developed.
- Counsel clients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. The Therapist will assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental and physical illness, poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, suicide, or trauma.
- Experience with the use of language and play to observe, assess and provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma related to family violence, homelessness, poverty and suicide
- Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
- Refer client, or family to community resources as needed
- Master’s Degree in behavioral, social sciences or related field from an accredited college or university.
- Must have at least 2 years’ experience in the direct treatment of clients.
- Must hold current membership in Professional College / Association.
- Advanced clinical skills and knowledge of relevant best practice guideline.
- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, DSM IV diagnoses and knowledge of pharmacology.
- Advanced knowledge of domestic violence.
- Understanding of mental illness and the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation
- Advanced proficiency in use of cognitive behavior therapy, brief counseling, and motivational interviewing.
- Solid judgment, problem-solving and communication skills.
- Strong team skills and ability to work well with community and professional group.
License and Certificates/other requirements
- Documentation of requirement completion in specialty counselor fields.
- Obtain and maintain appropriate training and continuing education.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R./First Aid Certificate. Where applicable.
- Provide current, clear Criminal Record Check.
- Provide current, clear Child and Youth Intervention Record Check. Where applicable.
- Be a good member of professional designation.
Apply no later then October 19, 2020 to Barb.Barber@theoutreachcentre.org
Please no phone calls.