CHILD AND FAMILY CLINICIAN
School Based Services
12 Month Contract Position (37.5 hours per week)
Peel Children's Centre is looking for a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic mental health professional to work with our School Based Services team to provide a continuum of mental health interventions to children/youth 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 behavioral challenges.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Clinical Services, and working within a multi-disciplinary team, the Child and Family Clinician will provide a continuum of mental health interventions, ranging from brief interventions with individual children/youth, and short term family counselling, to therapeutic groups with children/youth and caregivers. These interventions are designed to improve child/youth development, functioning and resiliency in school, home and the community. These services will be delivered in a variety of settings and locations as mutually agreed upon with school personnel. Additionally, this service will work closely with school staff within a mutual capacity building approach, to identify and support children/youth with mental health issues.
This is a 12 month contract position until December 2020 with personal leave time and an equivalent of 4% in lieu of vacation and 4% of base salary to compensate for benefits.
Annual salary range - $59,237 to $70,932 (5 step range)
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 meetings
- 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 one year related 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.
- Strong team and conflict resolution skills and the ability to work autonomously;
- Proven ability to be self motivated and comfortable working in a variety of settings i.e. school, home, community;
- Proven ability to build relationships of trust in a timely manner with a variety of clients and professionals in numerous settings;
- Strong group facilitation skills;
- Sound knowledge of child development, group interventions, brief family intervention models;
- The ability to assess and provide both individual and family treatment interventions using a brief services modality;
- Knowledge of behavioural management strategies;
- The ability to develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans according to individual client and family/caregiver needs and to case manage;
- Demonstrated ability to work within a trauma-informed, client-centred, strength based approach.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- 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 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 encourage all qualified candidates to apply no later than December 13, 2019.
If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to “File # 19-056 – CFC School Based Services”, via email to
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