STUDENT PLACEMENT - CHILD & YOUTH WORKER or BA, Acces, Intake (Fall 2017):

File: Student #17-007

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-centred environment that values flexibility, accessibility and responsiveness.

Access, Intake is the first point of contact for families seeking mental health services for children and youth with four partner organizations in the Region of Peel. Housed within Peel Children’s Centre, Access, Intake is a telephone-based intake, assessment and information service for Children’s Mental Health in the Region of Peel.

Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or designated field instructor, the Access, Intake Specialist Student will participate in an active learning role as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and participate in the learning of an Access, Intake Specialist. Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or designate, the Student will be responsible for responding to inquiries from Access, Intake and ensuring that appropriate information is provided to clients and community professionals. For clients, the Student will complete the necessary clinical interviews, make referrals to the most appropriate programs based on the clients’ presenting needs/strengths and complete any required documentation and case management related to processing referrals. The Student will also be responsible for screening clients to determine if they require an immediate crisis response.

The successful incumbent will:
  • Be pursuing their final year of education within the Child and Youth Worker Diploma (3 year) or a Bachelor of Social Work program;
  • Possess knowledge of mental health issues and the have the ability to apply behavioural skills;
  • Possess knowledge of child and youth development;
  • Have above average interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Possess good assessment and clinical report writing skills;
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality;
  • Possess a proven ability to develop therapeutic relationships quickly over the phone with children, youth, guardians and other professionals;
  • Have an ability to learn as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to work collaboratively under the guidance of a Supervisor and/or Field Instructor;
  • Have good computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, excel spreadsheet, Internet and email software;
  • Possess reliable transportation to fulfill commitment as a Student with the program.

Please note, this is an unpaid internship/placement that will commence in September 2017. All successful candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check prior to the commencement of employment. In addition, all students must participate in a mandatory orientation to the program that will be held in August 2017.

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. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply no later than April 30, 2017.

Please submit a cover letter and chronological resume, referring to File # Student 17-007 by selecting "Apply for this position" below. In your covering letter, please include the length of the placement that you require, the hours per week of your placement as well as your availability.

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

If selected to participate in the assessment and/or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used. If a selected applicant requests an accommodation, we shall consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for the provision of a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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