What started as a Mental Health Service in York Region and South Simcoe, has now transitioned to proudly serving residents across the Province of Ontario. As we continue to grow our team, we are looking for Clinicians to join our passionate, dedicated, and “BRAVE” team!
The clinician is responsible for providing assessments (intake/triage), treatment, and interim support to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, over the telephone, through a structured program. Assessments are standardized in alignment with the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) guidelines. Treatment follows a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, primarily using bibliotherapy. The CBT bibliotherapy program is delivered in a series of sessions over approximately 2-3 months for each client. The clinician provides psychotherapy via telephone centered around specific concepts and activities from selected CBT manuals.
The clinician also administers structured questionnaires to measure the client’s quality of life, functioning and symptoms of anxiety & depression. Clinicians will also be required to provide short-term, interim support to patients who are awaiting transfer to higher-intensity services (i.e., supportive, brief contact).The clinician liaises and reports any client concerns or safety issues to the client’s primary health care provider and the CMHA Clinical Consultation team. The clinician maintains client records, documenting clients’ progress through the program. The clinician also receives clinical support and supervision through feedback from Clinical Psychologists and will be required to adhere to clinical directives. The incumbent is also required to perform other related duties as assigned.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.
Registered in the province of Ontario as a member in good standing with the appropriate College and eligible to provide the controlled act of psychotherapy as either a Registered Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Nurse.
Master’s degree is preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in the delivery of evidence-based CBT is preferred; Documented evidence of CBT training with adequate supervision is preferred
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of etiology and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders as well as CBT and its application in mood and anxiety disorders
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the science and practices of psychotherapy including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques
Results-oriented work ethic and ability to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and to deliver quality, consistent and timely results
Strong assessment skills to deliver and interpret symptom and outcome measures
Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to adapt readily to change
Models and promotes core ethical practice, organization’s values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
Proficiency in French/English language skills is considered an asset
Familiarity with a Microsoft Office365 applications (Word, Outlook, etc.)
Experience with scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system is an asset
At CMHA-York Region we encourage career development and provide comprehensive training for all of our clinicians. Due to the nature of training within the program, successful candidates must remain in this position for a minimum of 12 months before exploring other career opportunities within our CMHA family.
These positions report to and are supervised by the Managers.
Works extensively at a desk using a computer up to 7 hours a day.
Works in a standard office environment in a shared office.
Weekend and evening hours may be required
Disclaimer: In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
Why work for CMHA York Region?
We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.
Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins. Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services. We are a team committed to mental health for all. Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities!
CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.
To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca
Online: www.cmha-yr.on.ca, under CAREERS section.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please be advised that if you are currently active in another recruitment cycle, you will not be eligible for this position.