Child and Family Clinician, PIRS:

CHILD AND FAMILY CLINICIAN
Peel Inclusion Resource Services
18 Month Contract (37.5 hrs/week)
File # 19-036

Peel Inclusion Resource Services (PIRS) is a partnership between the Region of Peel and several community agencies, including Peel Children’s Centre, to provide special needs resourcing to facilitate early intervention and successful inclusion of children with special needs in licensed childcare programs.

The objective of the PIRS model is to ensure that all licensed childcare programs in Peel have equitable access to the tools and resources needed to provide inclusive child care services. PIRS strives to ensure that all children with special needs and their families have an opportunity to participate in quality childcare. The model is consistent with principles and evidence-informed practices related to inclusion and early child development.

As a PIRS Child and Family Clinician, you will assist parents to support the social and emotional development of their infant or child. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for providing overall case management, systems consultation and collaboration for assigned cases. Your knowledge of child development will support families to manage behavioural issues through the provision of both brief and long term counselling consistent with the professional standards and values of Peel Children's Centre.

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 or may experience serious emotional difficulties. Our services are provided in a dynamic, client-centered environment that values flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness.
Annual salary range - $59,237 to $70,932 (5 step range)
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall case management, systems consultation and collaboration for assigned cases, including skilled assessment and treatment services to children/youth and their families/caregivers;
  • Employ a variety of systemic and evidenced informed treatment approaches utilizing specific strategies to enhance parent/family and child/youth interactions and functioning at home, in school and in community;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans according to individual client and family/caregiver needs, goals and strengths;
  • 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;
  • Ensure the availability of required information for all clients by maintaining comprehensive case records and data in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and commitment to client centred service utilizing a strength-based approach;
  • Provide services to clients and families in the most normative or natural environment which includes in-home and community based supports;
  • Facilitate child and family team group process to ensure it is collaborative and focused on the strengths, priorities and treatment goals of the child and family;
  • Identify team members who are responsible for implementing various aspects of the service plan, specifically documenting tasks and their timeline for accomplishment;
  • Review progress of child and family team in accomplishing tasks and problem solve any potential barriers that may arise;
  • Identify and attempt to resolve issues impeding the effective implementation of a treatment plan in a timely manner;
  • Effectively assess, manage, design, and implement a crisis plan to ensure safety within the home/school/community settings;
  • Provide case management services to ensure coordination and delivery of services that meet changing needs of clients and families
  • Maintain a high level of clinical competence, participating in professional/program development, clinical training opportunities and staff training and remain current in the knowledge of and adhere to agency policies and procedures as well as relevant legislation;
  • Provide group services as required;
  • Promote continuous quality improvement in services, identifying opportunities for improvement and program evaluation.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work with three years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the social, emotional and psychological development of infants and preschoolers, including recognition of common behavioural problems, syndromes and disorders of early childhood (e.g., feeding and sleeping difficulties, developmental delays, autistic spectrum disorder).
  • Ability to observe and analyze infant-parent interactions and recognize the contributions of both the infant and the parent to the relationship.
  • Ability to integrate your knowledge of attachment with providing interventions that enhance the parent-child relationship and recognize the signs and symptoms of parental issues that impact parenting (e.g., depression; unresolved trauma; substance use; family violence and adult mental health issues).
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries;
  • Knowledgeable in a variety of evidence-informed treatment modalities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, team and conflict resolution skills;
  • Knowledge of client care information systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license (Full G Class) and use of a vehicle with a comfort in driving clients throughout the Peel region (surrounding areas)
  • A satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check and pre employment medical screening is required prior to the commencement of employment.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including evenings, according to client needs.

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.

If this position is of interest to you, please submit a cover letter and resume, referring to “File # 19- 036 PIRS CFC”, via email to hr@peelcc.org

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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