Mental Health Therapists, Contract Full-time, Huron Perth Centre, Stratford, Ontario at Community Outreach

Mental Health Therapists, Contract Full-time, Huron Perth Centre, Stratford, Ontario

Stratford, ON


Mental Health Therapist

Position Title:
Mental Health Therapist

Report to Title:
Clinical Services Manager

Salary Range: $30.23 - $36.85

• 2.0 FTE (FTE = 35 hours/week) contract Mental Health Therapist in Timely Access/Counselling & Therapy until March 31, 2022

Closing date for applications is Friday, August 13th at noon


Expressions of interest require the following:
 cover letter and updated resume  please clearly identify position you are applying for
 Graduate level training in a relevant field is preferred ; see Job Description on website for minimum requirements

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: The week of August 20th, 2021
*applicants meet minimum qualifications as specified in the Job Description

Location :
As assigned
General Scope
As part of the HPC team, the Mental Health Therapist will employ evidence-informed clinical practices and adhere to the Centre’s values and philosophies to support children/youth and their caregivers and in accordance with the mandate, policies and procedures of the Huron-Perth Centre.
The Mental Health Therapist will be responsible for the development and implementation of an assessment/treatment plan. As with all assessment/treatment child, youth and caregivers are central to this process.
Job Duties
• Participates and contributes to the Centre’s teams
• Responsible for the development and implementation of an assessment/treatment plan
• Employs interventions that promote healthy relationship development, adaptive coping skills and self-regulation • Collaborates with formal and informal supports as appropriate to the plan
• Provides case management and service coordination in cases where there are multiple services
• Regularly reviews progress, goals and overall treatment plan with child, youth and caregiver
• Engages in regular consultation and collaboration with other HPC staff assigned
• Facilitates group treatment services as needed
• Participates in clinical interventions in a variety of setting including but not limited to office, school, home and community settings
• Provides support and clinical mentorship to all staff members both individually and within HPC interdisciplinary teams
• Seeks consultation as appropriate
• Participates in the development and ongoing improvement of agency programs and services
• Participates in agency committees as needed
• Shares in office coverage responsibilities
• Shares information about children/youth mental health issues/agency services when invited to public events.
• Provides support and/or direct supervision to students on field practicum placements as qualified
• Complies with report/documentation expectations of the Centre
• Participates in Centre evaluation practices
• Participates in Ministry/Agency monitoring, as required
• Participates in appropriate professional development
• Complies with the Centre’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Experience and Skills
• Master degree (desired) in an appropriate area for clinical work with children, adolescents and families/experience in a related setting
• Member of one of the approved colleges for the regulation of the controlled act of Psychotherapy
• Ability to manage competing priorities
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office applications
• Experience with an electronic data system and record keeping
• Strong communication skills-interpersonal, oral and written
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle including adequate insurance • Respect for all aspects of confidentiality

Effort & Working Conditions
Physical Effort and Environment
• At certain times, the Therapist may have to work in excess of their normal work week to meet client needs.
• Work is normally performed in an acclimatised office environment. Appropriate workspace is provided to complete tasks.
• External sites may include shared office space in common settings or home visits.

Mental Effort and Environment
• The work requires the employee to utilize skills and training and to maintain regulation during emotionally heightened circumstances.
• The work requires high degree of skill in managing competing priorities and ability to care of self-concurrent to supporting the self-care of others.