The Roberts/Smart Centre is looking for a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic mental health professional to provide direct clinical services, outreach and case management to youth, ages 12 through 18 and their families, in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment.
This is a permanent position with a generous total rewards package of 3 weeks’ vacation in the first year, sick leave, family responsibility leave, group life/LTD/health/dental benefits, and a defined contribution pension plan - Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
CLINICIAN 1.0 FTE (Permanent) (In-person position in Ottawa)
Working within a treatment team that includes other Clinicians, Youth Counsellors and Supervisors, major responsibilities include:
1- Work within a trauma-informed framework with a multi-disciplinary team.
2- Provide client-centred assessment, therapy groups, and clinical treatment services to youth who present with complex mental health challenges and associated behaviours that impair their functioning and require an intensive level of intervention.
3- Responsible, as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, for aspects of the mental health assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy and psychoeducational groups.
4- Documentation including Plans of Care and case management within a treatment team working with the youth and their families.
5- Support and advise other team members about trauma informed care and collaborate on interventions that are therapeutic using your clinical judgement and skills as a member of the treatment team.
1- Completion of a Masters of Social Work, Masters of Educational Counselling, Occupational Therapy Degree (with Mental Health Specialization), Masters of Psychology or equivalent degree and permitted to perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy.
2- Registration with a relevant Regulatory College in good standing required.
3- Minimally 3 years clinical therapeutic experience with youth with significant behavioural challenges is an asset, or with high risk, high need populations.
4- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting.
6- Strong ability to apply clinical judgement and analysis to presenting behaviours and to design treatment plans to address underlying causes of behaviours such as developmental trauma, complex mental health and lack of skills in emotion regulation.
7- Demonstrated ability to apply the social determinants of health to care planning and interventions with clients and their families.
8- Must be able to work flexible hours as some evening work and on-call rotation will be required.
9- Bilingualism is preferred (French/English).
The following will be considered strong assets:
- Front-line experience in live-in / congregate care treatment settings;
- Experience working with Indigenous communities;
- Experience providing supervision to Masters level placement students is desired;
- Experience in, or previously designated child welfare work, is also an asset.
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: $68,253.92-$82,962.64 per year
- Casual dress
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Wellness program
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Ontario: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- Master's Degree (required)
- certification to practice psychotherapy (required)
Work Location: In person