Individual and Family Therapist (Priority Access for Child Welfare)

East Metro Youth Services - Scarborough, ON (24 days ago)

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The Individual and Family Therapist for Child Welfare role is to provide individualized services to youth and their families with an aim to strengthen their ability to remain in the home, at school and within their communities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

To assist Child Welfare (CAS and CCAS) to ensure that adequate supports and services are in place to facilitate educational attainment by addressing their mental health needs and/or substance related issues.
To maintain professional standards of clinical practice in accordance with EMYS policies and procedures, Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) standards, and relevant legislation.
To implement strength based and evidence informed practices within their clinical service programs.
To participate in the development and implementation of individualized plans for identified youth and their families which includes completing integrated comprehensive assessments and clinical reports as required, including the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) resulting in the formulation of a treatment plan in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
To provide counselling and service coordination/case management for youth and their families when and where it is most convenient (e.g., in the evenings and possibly in community settings) and to assist the respective CAS and CCAS staff in making referrals for further support and/or counselling in the community.
To maintain, through appropriate communication and coordination, a collaborative working relationship with the multi-disciplinary team and other involved professionals both within and outside of EMYS and to inform the Manager of Clinical Services of service gaps and matters of interest and concern.
To identify professional development/training needs and to participate in staff development/ training programs as required.
To supervise placement students as required.
To provide other clinical services and carry out other duties as assigned.

BENCHMARK HIRING CRITERIA

S.W. or related Master’s Degree
At least 2 years experience working with youth and families with serious mental health problems.
CAFAS certified and updated as required by CAFAS Ontario.
Eligible for certification/membership in relevant professional association
Preferred candidates will be bilingual in both official languages.

This position is part of the UFCW 175 bargaining unit
Classification: Full time Contract (12 months)
Salary range: $58,460 - $73,377
In accordance with the agency’s employment equity plan, we are particularly interested in encouraging qualified applicants from all communities that reflect the diversity of the youth and families we serve. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests when contacted for an interview. The agency assesses all candidates in a fair and equitable manner.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume by Friday November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
PLEASE QUOTE JOB NUMBER 19-62 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR COVER LETTER AND SUBMIT BOTH COVER LETTER AND RESUME IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT.
(Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted, no phone calls please)
Human Resources
East Metro Youth Services, 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200
Scarborough Ontario, M1H 3C3,
Fax: 416-438-7424