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Child and Family Therapist - Intensive Services

  • Posted:Dec 02, 2022
  • Apply by:Dec 16, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position


Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services our work helps to strengthen social and emotional well-being for culturally diverse clients to reach their full potential.  We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. In its Lead Agency role, Strides Toronto collaborates with 23 publicly funded infant, child and youth mental health (ICYMH) core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that promote access, responsive service delivery and experience, and positive mental health outcomes for young people and families across Toronto's diverse communities. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at www.stridestoronto.ca


The Child & Family Therapist – Intensive Services is a full-time permanent position, responsible for providing a broad range of therapeutic and service co-ordination services to children up to the age of 12 and their families in the Scarborough and East York area, in the context of flexible service delivery to reduce barriers to service and accommodate client need. The Child and Family Therapist provides family and individual assessments and counseling as well as group services to support children presenting with mental health concerns and their families in reaching their identified treatment goals. Services are offered in-home, in-school, in-community and in-office. Where possible, services are offered in-person, with virtual service offered as a second option.

The Child & Family Therapist – Intensive Treatment Services will provide these services to children and their families enrolled in Day Treatment and Live-In Treatment settings as well as in our Priority Access for Child Welfare program. The Child and Family Therapist is a member of a multi-disciplinary team-Child Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, teachers, other professionals as needed, working in a coordinated and collaborative model to provide treatment in a unified plan.

Salary range:     $64,573 to $74,875 per annum 

Benefits:             Competitive Group Health Benefits, Retirement Savings Plan. 

This position is represented by OPSEU local 567.


  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team. 
  • We provide a hybrid work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan. 
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We have a diverse and inclusive work environment with staff who speak multiple languages and dialects.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our team members and clients can thrive.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


  • Provides treatment utilizing client-centered, trauma informed, evidence-based interventions to children presenting with mental health concerns and their families in accordance with agency standards to support symptom reduction and improve children’s mental health.
  • Collaboratively develop treatment plan with clients/the multidisciplinary team and regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the treatment plans with clients and other service providers, and revises plans as necessary.
  • Consults and collaborate with community partners, agencies and individuals regarding children’s mental health to guide the development and implementation of treatment plans, and to ensure that service including admission/reason for referral and discharge planning is delivered in a clinically appropriate, coordinated, and timely fashion.
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and school staff (i.e. education assistants, teachers, principal) to ensure treatment goals are supported in the classroom and family work, and to support discharge planning.
  • Enter clinical information into agency’s client information system and maintains appropriate, up-to-date clinical reports and recordings in accordance with agency policy and guidelines, and consistent with recording guidelines from accreditation bodies
  • Incorporate and integrate ongoing learning, and evidence-based/informed practices to enhance quality clinical work
  • Participate in clinical support such as supervision, training, peer support forums & clinical consultations to support and develop clinical skill and work.
  • Work in a safe manner and adheres to the established health and safety measures and practices in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and adheres to agency policies and procedures.


The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • Registered member, as a psychotherapist and in good standing with professional college (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario).
  • Master’s level education (Master of Social Work or equivalent).
  • One year of related experience post master’s completion.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families. 
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts for the client.


While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following: 

  • Functional computer and client information system knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.


As our work puts us in direct contact with young people and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or have received an exemption from the organization’s policy.
  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.


Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is December 16, 2022.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples to  increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.  

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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