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21 Nov 2022

Full-Time Child & Family Therapist

larwich – Posted by larwich Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Land Acknowledgement

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is situated on the upon the traditional territories of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers of this land for thousands of years. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.

Organizational Overview

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that provides a range of services to children, youth and families, who have experienced abuse or violence, within the City of Toronto. We provide individual, group, family and community services that include trauma assessment, counselling, and therapy, advocacy and support services during child abuse investigations, court support and accompaniment services and abuse and violence prevention materials and trainings. Boost CYAC is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, an independent non-profit organization that offers accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social services across Canada.

Position Overview

The Assessment Directed Therapy (ADT) Program offers services to children and youth (ages 4-17), as well as their supportive caregivers, following disclosure of child sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault, neglect, traumatic grief and/or the exposure to community or family violence. The goal of the program is to conduct trauma assessments to evaluate the impact of the event(s) and provide therapy based on the assessment findings.

Boost CYAC is seeking two (2) full time permanent Child & Family Therapist to provide therapeutic support to children, youth and families engaged in ADT clinical services.

You’ll need to have:

  • A Master’s level degree in Social Work (MSW) , Counselling Psychology or equivalent. Registration in good standing with an appropriate regulatory body.
  • Sound knowledge of the field of childhood trauma, particularly complex, developmental and intergenerational trauma, and child and adolescent development.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience providing evidenced-based and/or evidenced informed trauma assessment and treatment strategies to children, youth and their families.
  • The ability and willingness to work with clients in both virtual and in person sessions and flexibility in scheduling appointments based on client availability.
  • Ability to meet the needs of a diverse client base, through knowledge of and application of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, anti-racist and cultural competency practices.
  • Sound knowledge of the Child & Youth Advocacy Model and direct experience collaborating with teams of multidisciplinary professionals and community partners.
  • Ability to respond to crisis situations, screen for suicidality or other high risk concerns and develop safety plans.
  • The ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a calm demeanor and positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and ability to write professional clinical reports, case notes and other client focused documentation. Proficient computer skills and experience with client databases and electronic health records.
  • Demonstrated flexibility judgement, initiative, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
  • Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening process.

The right person for this role will:

  • Provide trauma and evidence informed, strengths-based and culturally responsive trauma assessments and therapeutic services to children and youth, and at times their caregivers.
  • Facilitate evidence based group psychoeducation services for youth and caregivers.
  • Maintain regular communication and work collaboratively with internal multi-disciplinary or community professionals involved with clients.
  • Provide evidenced informed crisis intervention services to clients experiencing high risk safety concerns, as required.
  • Maintain professional documentation, in the form of case notes, assessments, intervention reports, progress reports, and discharge summaries, and other statistical information according to agency procedures and requirements.
  • Establish and maintain professional alliances with collateral agencies and service providers and facilitate external client referrals as required.
  • Contribute to program development, evaluations and educational activities within the program and organization.
  • Support a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

Additional Information:

Salary: $65,000 to $75,000

Benefits: Health/Dental, RRSP (guaranteed/matching contributions), Health Spending Account, Employee & Family Assistance Program, Flexible work schedule, Hybrid Working Model

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How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration: arwich@boostforkids.org no later than 5pm on November 30, 2022 Boost CYAC is and equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Boost CYAC believes that vaccination is a key element in the protection of our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date. Boost CYAC is committed to providing accommodation in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  The Manager of Human Resources will work with applicants to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process. We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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