Day Program Counsellor

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Central Toronto Youth Services
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Case Management
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-07-112019-07-26


 Central Toronto Youth Services – New Outlook

Day Program Counsellor

(Permanent Full Time, Bargaining Unit; Program Counsellor Classification)

Central Toronto Youth Services is a community-based mental health centre committed to serving young people who experience difficulties mastering both the developmental and transitional tasks of adolescence and young adulthood.  CTYS develops and provides innovative services to young people and their families through direct clinical service, prevention, programming, advocacy and research.


The New Outlook Day Treatment Program is a structured academic/treatment program run in partnership with TDSB, for youth diagnosed with serious mental health challenges.  The program uses an integrated model that focuses on academic preparation, life and social skills. The purpose of the program is to support transition, psycho-social rehabilitation, instill hope and improve mental health and recovery for school aged youth 14-21 and transitional aged youth 21-24. This position would require an individual available to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in accordance with The TDSB section programs academic calendar (September-August).

Primary Responsibilities:   

  • Designing, planning and implementing a variety of life and social skills groups
  • Case planning
  • Informal, individual counseling for Day Program clients
  • Working with clients to set goals, organize and facilitate case conferences and provide relevant discharge planning
  • Ensuring up to date maintenance of client files and computer dataset as per CTYS policies and procedures and accreditation standards
  • Developing and maintain effective working relationships with other service providers related to client care
  • Participation in yearly service planning and the development of program logic models


  • CYW/CYC Diploma or Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a mental health setting
  • Experience and understanding of youth with Axis I diagnoses and psychotic disorders
  • An understanding and commitment to anti-oppressive theory and practice
  • Identification with and experience working with racialized communities
  • Excellent assessment, formulation and case planning skills utilizing a client centred, strengths based approach
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse youth populations
  • French language is an asset                                                          

Start Date: August 26/2019      Salary Range: $50,171.80 - $59,907.77  

Please submit a letter of application with resume by Thursday, July 26/ 2019. 

We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  CTYS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.  As employers we are committed to building organizations that reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve.  We encourage applications from racialized, queer and trans people, and those with lived experiences with mental health challenges. 

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