Children's Mental Health Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
  • Counselor: Individual
  • Counselor: Youth
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$49,883 - 72,3202019-05-072019-05-21

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Indigenous population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit applicants to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Healing, the Children’s Mental Health Worker will:

  • Implement and provide services that combine cultural and mainstream models of healing to families, youth
    and children.
  • Identify and conduct child and family assessments for children and families who are experiencing
    behavioural, psychological and emotional difficulties.
  • Liaise and consult with internal and external resources.
  • Prepare and facilitate various individual and group programs.
  • Formulate concrete case management and therapeutic goals and objectives and identify appropriate internal
    and external resources to meet identified needs.
  • Input reports and statistical data into the database.
  • Provide on-going case management, crisis intervention, and ensure quality of service to clients through
    collaboration with all service providers.
  • Respond to requests for agency information, case consultations, and community public relations.
  • Attend meetings in the community including home visits.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including some evenings).

What we are looking for:

  • B.S.W. Degree or equivalent Degree and at least three (3) years of experience in a social services
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Indigenous people in a
    social services setting may be considered.
  • Good understanding of play therapy, art therapy, expressive arts and mainstream interventions.
  • Pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.
  • Understand the unique dynamics that exist within the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultures.
  • Knowledge of developmental issues will be weighed heavily with respect to any final decision.
  • Oral and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to contribute to a team, initiative and respect for confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated understanding, and commitment to integrating the Native Child and Family Services of
    Toronto Mission and values in to practice, service and relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of workplace health and safety practices and understanding of an employee’s
    responsibility under current legislation.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff to maintain effective communication and working
    relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before May 21, 2019 to quoting reference number #19-05-04

We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.