Clinical Counsellor – Job Posting 1276

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices. 

YouthLink Benefits are Top of Class!

  • Competitive pay
  • *Annual vacation with pay at 1.66 working days for each calendar month to a maximum of 20 working days per year.
  • *5 ‘authorized absence’ days for family illness or emergency circumstances that prohibit employees from reporting to work.
  • *3 paid agency days every calendar year after 3 calendar months service.
  • Maternity / parental /adoption leave top-up payments (to top-up Canadian government unemployment benefit payments).
  • Eligibility to participate in pension plan after 2 years of continuous service with generous matching contribution from employer.

*(pro-rated for Mat Leave contract employees according to the employee’s hours worked)

Clinical Counsellor

(MAT- Leave Contract Full-time, 35 hours/week)

Starting ASAP – October 31, 2022

This position reports to the Senior Manager, Clinical Services and is responsible for providing individual, family, and group counselling case management, education, advocacy, and consultation to support youth and their families or caregivers presenting with mental health, emotional or behavioural issues. YouthLink serves youth ages 12-21 for ongoing counselling, and ages 0-24 for walk-in counselling

Highlights of Your Role

Support and advocating for clients:

Provides walk-in and crisis counselling as well as longer-term family, individual and group counselling. Makes appropriate treatment recommendations in collaboration with clients. Manages cases: follows up by telephone; makes appropriate referrals; researches and coordinates external services; locates and applies for funding to support clients; works with multidisciplinary professionals, such as child protection and youth justice. Reports to appropriate person or body any incidents that may jeopardize client or staff safety

Accurate Documentation & Data Input:

Prepares documents and other resources for client and group sessions: takes clinical notes during counselling sessions, enters information, and prepares assessments and reports.

Growth and Development:

Develops professionally through supervision, team meetings, case consultations, external training events.

Engagement and participation: Increases:

Increases awareness of YouthLink by attending community events.

Supports Organization’s Strategy:

Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plan.

Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink

Highlights of What You Bring


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or directly related discipline.
  • Specialized training in clinical counselling models (such as; CBT, Narrative, Solution-Focused etc.), training in evidence-based practices, familiarity with outcome informed approaches, training in trauma informed practice, diversity and anti-oppression.
  • Training in trauma assessment and treatment, training in standard assessments including but not limited to BERS-2 an asset.
  • Full member in good standing with a relevant governing body.


  • Two (2) years’ experience in clinical counselling.
  • Knowledge of community services, relevant legislation, and social justice issues.
  • Familiarity with suicide/risk assessment and crisis support services.
  • Operating from an Anti-Black Racism lens is an asset.
  • Bilingualism (French & English) is an asset.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Police Check.
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required.
  • This position requires evening hours of 2 evenings per week. There are some risks involved in this position such as crisis management. Minimal travelling required.
  • Proficiency in French is an asset.

Salary Range: $56,213 – $63,808

Full job description available here:

How to Apply

  • Submit application to counsellingposting@youthlink.caPlease quote posting #1276 in the subject line.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Job closing deadline: Open Until Filled