CHILD AND FAMILY CLINICIAN
Child and Family Services (0-6)
Full Time Position (37.5 hrs/week)
File # 20-018
Peel Children's Centre is looking for highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic mental health professionals to provide case management and systems consultation to preschool children and their families. The Child and Family Services - 0 to 6 is a preschool and family-focused, in-home service designed for children with serious mental health needs and their families who would not otherwise make use of traditional children’s mental health services and are experiencing a multitude of stressors.
Peel Children's Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Clinical Services, the Child and Family Clinician will assist parents to support the social, emotional, and psychological development of their infant or child. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinician will provide overall case management, systems consultation and collaboration for assigned cases. Utilizing knowledge of child development, attachment, and common behavioural problems; the Clinician will support families by providing both brief and long term counselling.
Starting salary range - $59,829 to $62,569
This is a full time position with a generous total rewards package of 4 weeks’ vacation in the first year, personal leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits that are fully employer paid and a defined contribution pension plan.
The incumbent will:
- Provide skilled assessment, formulation, and treatment services to children and their families/caregivers by employing a variety of systemic and evidence-based/evidenced-informed treatment approaches (including CBT, Motivational Interviewing) to enhance parent/family and child interactions and functioning at home, in school, and in community
- Develop, implement and regularly evaluate treatment plans according to individual client and family/caregiver needs, goals, strengths and cultural values
- Identify and attempt to resolve issues impeding the effective implementation of a treatment plan in a timely manner
- Facilitate the enhancement of the child and family’s informal and formal supports
- Effectively design and implement a holistic crisis plan to ensure safety within the home/school/community settings
- Provide case management services to ensure coordination and delivery of services that meet changing needs of clients and families; with a commitment to client centred service utilizing a strength-based approach
- Facilitate child and family team group process to ensure it is collaborative and focused on the strengths, priorities and treatment goals of the child and family
- Provide transition support and discharge planning to clients exiting service to ensure sustainability of treatment gains
- Participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary team in team, clinical, program and Centre meetings
- Collaborate with other professionals and community resources to ensure effective service delivery on behalf of each client
- Maintain comprehensive case records and data for all clients in accordance with the Centre’s standards and timelines
- Maintain a high level of clinical competence, participating in professional/program development, clinical training opportunities and staff training and remain current in the knowledge of and adhere to agency policies and procedures as well as relevant legislation
- Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries
- Provide group services as required
- Promote continuous quality improvement in services and program evaluation initiatives by identifying opportunities for improvement
Skills and Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related health/social services discipline with a minimum of three years’ experience in direct service to children and families
- Membership in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
- Demonstrated knowledge of the social, emotional and psychological development of infants and preschoolers
- Knowledge of the common behavioural problems, syndromes and disorders of early childhood (e.g., feeding and sleeping difficulties, developmental delays, autistic spectrum disorder)
- Demonstrated ability to integrate knowledge of attachment with providing interventions that enhance the parent-child relationship
- Demonstrated ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of parental issues that impact parenting (e.g., depression; unresolved trauma; substance use; family violence and adult mental health issues)
- Proven ability in child/youth family assessment and mental health treatment and experience in related children/youth services
- Demonstrated ability to implement child/youth/family evidence-based/evidence-informed mental health treatment approaches (e.g. CBT)
- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with the family and respond to their changing needs in a creative manner
- Demonstrated ability to observe and analyze infant-parent interactions and recognize the contributions of both the infant and the parent to the relationship
- Possess exceptional interpersonal, team and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Proficiency in languages in addition to English is an asset
- Embraces diversity and demonstrated cultural awareness with critical self-awareness and understanding of engagement with the culture of children, youth and families
- Strong skills in client record documentation and experience with client care information systems and Microsoft Office Suite
- Past experience providing group services is an asset
- Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license (Full G Class), access to a reliable vehicle, necessary insurance, and comfort in driving clients throughout the Peel region (surrounding areas)
- A satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check and pre employment medical screening is required prior to the commencement of employment
- Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, according to client needs
At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce.
If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than Friday July 3, 2020 @ 5 PM.
We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process