CHILD AND FAMILY CLINICIAN
(12 Month Contract)
File # 19-054
Peel Children's Centre is looking for highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic mental health professionals to provide direct clinical service, outreach and case management to children/youth, ages 7 through 17 and their families.
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, and working within a trauma-informed framework along with a multi-disciplinary team, the Child and Family Clinician will provide family-centered treatment services in-home, school, community, day treatment and residential settings to children and youth who are experiencing mental health challenges that impair their functioning and require an intensive level of intervention.
Annual salary range - $59,829 to $71,641 (5 step range)
This is a 12-month contract position with generous paid vacation of 4 weeks per year, personal leave and an equivalent of 4% of base salary to compensate for benefits.
The incumbent will:
Provide skilled assessment, formulation, and treatment services to children/youth and their families/caregivers by employing a variety of systemic and evidence-based/evidenced-informed treatment approaches (including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skills, and the trauma-informed ARC framework) to enhance parent/family and child/youth 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;
- 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 residential/day treatment/home/school/community settings;
- Provide case management and outreach services to ensure coordination and delivery of services that meet changing needs of clients and families;
- 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 meeting
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.
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 Psychotherapists of Ontario.
- 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 within a trauma-informed, client-centred, strength based approach.
- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with the family and respond to their changing needs in a creative manner.
- 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.
- Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license (Full G Class) and use of a vehicle with a comfort in driving clients throughout the Peel region (surrounding areas)
- Strong skills in client record documentation and experience with client care information systems and Microsoft Office Suite;
- 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 weekday 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.
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