Child and Family Clinician, Counselling:

Counselling Services

Full Time Position (37.5 hrs/week)
File # 19-029

Peel Children's Centre is looking for highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic mental health professionals to provide Single Session Therapy, counselling and group facilitation, to enhance the social development and emotional growth of children, youth and their families.

Peel Children's Centre is an accredited children’s mental health centre that provides a continuum of high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural challenges.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Clinical Services, and working within a multi-disciplinary team, the Child and Family Clinician will provide counselling delivered in partnership with children, youth and their families toward improving child, youth and family functioning at home, in school, and in the community. To increase access by clients, services are available across a variety of locations through both booked and walk in appointments. Services are delivered in-home, community, day treatment and residential settings as defined by client and program needs.

Annual salary range: $59,237 to $70,932 (5 step range)

This is a full time position with a generous total rewards package of 4 weeks’ vacation in the first year, personal leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits that are fully employer paid and a defined contribution pension plan.

Job Responsibilities:
The incumbent will:
  • Provide skilled assessment, formulation, and treatment services to children/youth and their families/caregivers by employing a variety of systemic and evidence-based/evidenced-informed treatment approaches (such as Narrative, Brief Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to enhance parent/family and child/youth interactions and functioning at home, in school and in community; this treatment may include individual, caregiver, family, and group
  • Develop, implement and regularly evaluate treatment plans according to individual client and family/caregiver needs, goals, strengths and cultural values;
  • Have the capacity for self-reflection and an ability to engage in ongoing assessment of strategies and their effectiveness;
  • Collaborate with other professionals and community resources to ensure effective service delivery on behalf of each client in accordance with the Centre’s standards and timelines;
  • Facilitate the enhancement of the child and family’s informal and formal supports;
  • Effectively assess, manage, design, and implement a holistic crisis plan to ensure safety within the residential/day treatment/home/school/community settings;
  • Provide case management services to ensure coordination and delivery of services that meet changing needs of clients and families;
  • Provide group services as required;
  • Ensure the availability of required information for all clients by maintaining comprehensive case records and data in a timely manner;
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management, clinical presentation skills and critical thinking skills;
  • Promote continuous quality improvement in services, identifying opportunities for improvement;
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Possess a Master’s degree in Social Work with three years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario;
  • Strong clinical assessment and treatment skills with a commitment to client-centered service utilizing a strength-based approach
  • Basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and Microsoft Office suite
  • Current knowledge of relevant legislation for children’s services;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, team and conflict resolution skills with an ability to collaborate effectively with internal/external stakeholders, clients and their families;
  • Be an active learner and committed to your ongoing professional development;
  • A Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check and Pre-Employment Medical screening is required
  • Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license ( Full G Class), use of a vehicle with a comfort in driving throughout the Peel region (surrounding areas) and be able to work flexible hours according to program needs
  • Group facilitation experience and/or training in programs such as COPE, Incredible Years, ADHD, or Anxiety is an asset

At Peel Children's Centre we value diversity in our workplace, our clientele and our communities. We are actively engaged in building an increasingly diverse workforce. Application date until position is filled.

If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to
“File # 19-029 – CFC, Counselling Services”, via email to

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Peel Children's Centre will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process

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