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Counsellor, Family Connections

  • Posted:Sep 20, 2019
  • Apply by:Oct 08, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Ontario, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Community & Social Services
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

AYSP is a compassionate team of professionals dedicated to helping children; youth and families manage mental health and/or justice issues to realize their potential. We work from a client-centered, strength-based approach to engage all children, youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. Working together with our service partners using a multi-systems perspective, AYSP provides services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed.

Our staff bring a wide range of knowledge and professional experience from diverse backgrounds to our workplace. Our teams have a strong collaborative work ethic and we are committed to ongoing professional development to ensure a high quality of service. AYSP offers flexible work arrangements and a competitive salary and benefits program. 

We are currently seeking a Counsellor to join our dynamic Family Connections team. Ideal candidates should be passionate about serving youth and families, have superior interpersonal and open communication skills, and are vibrant, flexible, and compassionate.

In this permanent full-time, Bargaining Unit Position, incumbents are expected to:

  • Complete a comprehensive, strength-based, ecological assessment, treatment and goal plan, individual to the client
  • Manage crisis situations placing child at risk of being placed outside of the home
  • Assist families in accessing and coordinating all service components within the community, as applicable
  • Meet individual client needs, including basic needs (food, clothing, housing)
  • Establish and maintain professional alliances with collaborating agencies
  • Maintain professional documentation, in the form of assessments, case notes, discharge summaries and statistical information
  • Work flexible hours related to the needs of the clients, evening work will be required
  • Regularly transport clients in own vehicle, as required

Individuals with the following qualifications are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume to: https://secure.collage.co/jobs/aysp on or before October 7, 2019.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or post-secondary degree with several years’ experience within the mental health sector working with multi-need clients
  • Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body under the Psychotherapy Act
  • 3-5 years’ experience using a variety of Strategic Family Therapies, crisis intervention, cognitive behavioural approach, problem solving/conflict resolution, child development, parenting skill development, behaviour management, brief solution focused therapy, structural and systemic family therapy, anger management and individual and/or group counselling working with families
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multi-need clients utilizing a goal-focused approach
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and provide own transportation, with appropriate liability insurance and evidence of coverage for transporting clients
  • Fluency in French or other languages is considered an asset

Salary Range: $46,230 - $55,275.

AYSP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, abilities and sexual & gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to a commitment to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist principles, with the expectation that the framework be reflected in day to day work. AYSP will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. For more information please contact us at hr@aysp.ca.

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates being considered will be contacted.

Keywords: case management, family services, family therapist, youth engagement, clinician, psychotherapist social work, mental health, child and family counsellor

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