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JOB POSTING File #1109
Based in Scarborough, YouthLink provides a range of mental health services proven to build resiliency & improve life outcomes for youth at risk.
Last year we reached out to more than 8700 young people and their families, helping youth to build connections with caring adults, develop their strengths, build new skills and pursue their goals for a more promising future. With the right support, guidance and opportunities, we believe that all youth can achieve their potential to succeed.
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DATE:

October 10, 2019

POSITION:

Clinical Counsellor – “What’s Up” Walk-in

Temporary, Part-time (14 hrs. per week)

ASAP – September 6, 2020

Bargaining Unit Position

LOCATION:

636 Kennedy Road

Scarborough, ON M1K 2B3

REPORTS TO:

Senior Manager, Clinical Services

DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for providing single session and brief individual and family counselling, case management, education, advocacy, and consultation to support youth ages 0-24 and their families or caregivers presenting with mental health, emotional or behavioral issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides family, individual and parent counselling in person, in the walk-in service. Makes appropriate treatment recommendations in collaboration with clients. Assesses effectiveness of counselling support and collaboratively alters approach to suit client needs.

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

  • Manages cases: follows up by telephone; makes appropriate referrals; researches and coordinates external services; works with multidisciplinary professionals, such as child protection and youth justice. Reports to appropriate person or body any incidents that may jeopardize client, staff or community safety.

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

  • 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or directly related discipline.

  • Specialized training in brief and single session clinical counselling models (such as; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CBT, Narrative, etc.), training in evidence-based practices, familiarity with outcome informed approaches and trauma informed practices, diversity and anti-oppression training, familiarity with standardized assessments.

  • Full member in good standing with a relevant governing body.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 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.

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ADDITIONAL

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position will be required to work a minimum of one evening per week. This position is 14 hours per week; days to be determined by Walk-In service needs.

  • Ability to speak French and/or additional languages an important asset.

 

WORK HOURS:

14 hours per week.

SALARY RANGE:

$55,382 – 62,865 (to be pro-rated based on hours worked)

APPLY TO:

counsellingposting@youthlink.ca – Please quote File #1109 in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE:

Until it is filled

YouthLink values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. 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 accessibility@youthlink.ca.