Counsellor, TAYO

Associated Youth Services of Peel - Mississauga, ON (30 days ago)

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AYSP is a compassionate team of professionals dedicated to helping children, youth and families manage mental health and/or justice issues to realize their potential. We work from a client-centred, strength-based approach to engage all children, youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. Working together with our service partners using a multi-systems perspective, AYSP provides services that are evidence-based and evidence-informed.

Our staff bring a wide range of knowledge and professional experience from diverse backgrounds to our workplace. Our teams have a strong collaborative work ethic and we are committed to ongoing professional development to ensure a high quality of service. AYSP offers flexible work arrangements and a competitive salary and benefits program.

We are currently seeking a Counsellor to join our dynamic Transitional Aged Youth Outreach (TAYO) team. Ideal candidates should be passionate about serving youth and families and have strong therapeutic skills and youth and family engagement skills.

In this full-time CONTRACT, Bargaining Unit Position, incumbents are expected to:

Provide case management and counselling to youth, 16 and 17 years of age
Advocate, refer and assist youth in obtaining community supports when necessary
Work with client’s family or other support systems to facilitate transition into adult system
Monitor and ensure progress toward engagement with adult service providers
Establish and maintain professional alliances with collaborating agencies
Maintain professional documentation, in the form of assessments, progress reports, discharge summaries and statistical information
Work flexible hours related to the treatment needs of the clients, evening work will be required
Regularly transport clients in own vehicle as required
Individuals with the following qualifications are invited to apply with their cover letter and resume to: on or before September 9, 2019.

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or post-secondary degree with several years’ experience within the mental health sector working with multi-need clients
Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body under the Psychotherapy Act
Possess an understanding of mental health challenges experienced by youth and services available within the youth and adult mental health systems in Peel
Experience and working knowledge of adolescent development, youth engagement strategies for a marginalized population, case management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Harm Reduction approach
Knowledge of the best practices to address the transition from one service system to another
Experience in negotiating with other services and advocating on behalf of youth
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and provide own transportation, with appropriate liability insurance and evidence of coverage for transporting clients
Fluency in French or other languages is considered an asset
Salary Range: $46,230 - $55,275

AYSP is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and welcome applicants from all cultures, abilities and sexual & gender identities. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate and adhere to a commitment to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist principles, with the expectation that the framework be reflected in day to day work. AYSP will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request. For more information, please contact us at

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates being considered will be contacted.

Keywords: case management, youth worker, therapist, youth engagement, clinician, psychotherapist, social work, mental health, child and family counsellor