CHILD & FAMILY CLINICIAN, Intensive Services (2 Positions):

Intensive Services

4 Permanent Full Time Positions (37.5 hrs/week)
File # 18-048

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. Our services are provided in a dynamic, client-centred environment that values flexibility, accessibility, collaboration, innovation, learning, inclusiveness, respect and responsiveness.

Intensive Services provide a continuum of services to children and youth who are experiencing mental health challenges that impair their functioning at home, school and/or in the community, and require an intensive level of intervention. Services are provided within a variety of settings including primarily in-home, school, community, day treatment and residential milieus. These services are provided within a trauma-informed framework and vary with the needs of the child, youth and family.

All duties and responsibilities are provided in alignment with the agency’s Vision, Mission, Values and Clinical Philosophy. Working in an integrated service delivery system, you will demonstrate competencies required to provide service in multiple intensive service programs. You are an active learner and committed to your on-going professional development.

Working within a trauma-informed framework along with a multi-disciplinary team, the Child and Family Clinician will provide direct clinical service and case management to children/youth, ages 7 through 17 and their families. The Child and Family Clinician is responsible for providing a range of services to clients and families with a primary focus of enhancing social and emotional growth. Services are delivered in-home, community, day treatment and residential settings as defined by client and program needs.

Within the context of intensive services delivery, as the successful incumbent you 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 (including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skills, and the trauma-informed ARC framework) 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;
  • 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;
  • Utilize high levels of oral and written communication skills, time management, clinical presentation skills and critical thinking skills;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, team and conflict resolution skills with an ability to collaborate effectively with internal/external stakeholders, clients and their families;
  • Promote continuous quality improvement in services, identifying opportunities for improvement;
  • Be sufficiently computer literate to operate our client care information system and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • 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;
  • Have a valid Ontario Driver’s license (Class G), use of a vehicle with a comfort in driving throughout the Peel region (surrounding areas) and be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, according to client and program needs.

The annual salary range for this position is from $58,362 to $69,884. As a full-time employee you would also be eligible for the Peel Children’s Centre 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. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

For more information on the specific programs, please do take a further look at our website. Please submit a cover letter and chronological resume, referring to File # 18-048 by selecting “Apply for this position” below. 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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