Day Treatment Counsellor, Glenforest:

Glenforest Secondary School
Permanent Full-time
File #18-002

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.

Our Day Treatment Program provides a safe, accepting, supportive classroom environment for children experiencing serious emotional, behavioural, or relationship difficulties in their school, and often their home and community.

Working in a multi-disciplinary framework the Day Treatment Counsellor will ensure the safety and well being of all clients within the Day Treatment setting. Duties include clinical reporting as well as an ability to ensure agency policies and procedures are understood and carried out, while working within a school setting with its own set of expectations and procedures.

The successful incumbent will:
* Have the ability to respond to and support client’s unique mental health needs, within a therapeutic environment, in the context of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan and an integrated school setting;
* Have a thorough knowledge of mental health issues and the ability to apply behavioral skills;
* Have the ability to develop and implement treatment and social skills groups in support of the treatment needs of the individual clients;
* Use tact and judgment in a respectful manner and have the ability to apply these skills in a variety of situations;
* Possess exceptional interpersonal, teamwork and conflict resolution skills;
* Be able to effectively follow clinical direction;
* Demonstrate sensitivity to client needs through a strength based approach;
* Have a proven understanding of a milieu environment and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, within a school setting;
* Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a strong understanding of role boundaries;
* Have the ability to effectively assess, manage, design, and implement a crisis plan to ensure safety within the milieu setting;
* Have an interest in ongoing professional development in order to stay current with client needs;
* Be available to work unconventional hours at times to accommodate meetings and family reviews;
* Be available to work the academic year, summer programming and taking earned vacation during school holidays;
* Be able to manage a program budget;
* Have basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and email software;
* Possess a Child & Youth Worker diploma with a minimum of three years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
* Have a valid Driver’s License and First Aid Certificate.

The annual salary range for this position is from $50,069 to $58,610. As a full-time employee, you would be eligible for Peel Children’s Centre’s benefit and pension plans as well as generous vacation and personal leave time.

Please note that all successful candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check prior to the commencement of employment.

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 January 24, 2018 by selecting, "apply for this position" below.

Please submit a cover letter and chronological resume, referring to file # 18-002. Only documents submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format will be accepted.

Human Resources
Peel Children’s Centre
85A Aventura Court
Mississauga, ON
L5T 2Y6

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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