JOB POSTING File #1129

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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February 6, 2020


Counsellor – “What’s Up” Walk-in

Temporary, Part-time (21 hrs. per week)

ASAP – 1-year contract

Bargaining Unit Position


636 Kennedy Road

Scarborough, ON M1K 2B3


Senior Manager, Clinical Services


This position is responsible for providing single session, brief, individual, parent, parent/child 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 individual, parent and parent/child 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 electronic information and case notes, 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 appropriately 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.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or hold an equivalent Master’s Degree in a 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.

  • Must be a full member in good standing with a relevant governing College.


  • 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.




  • This position will be required to work a minimum of one evening per week. This position is 21 hours per week; days to be determined by Walk-In service needs.

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


21 hours per week.


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

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February 22, 2020

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

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.


Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.


Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.