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Position: Psychotherapist/Mental Health Counsellor

Full Time contract position

Reports to: Executive Director

The Burlington Family Health Team is looking for a Psychotherapist/Mental Health Counsellor to join an innovative, community-based primary care health team. Our psychotherapy program provides timely, evidence-based group and individual psychotherapy to adults over the age of 18. This contract position is to provide psychotherapy assessments and treatment for the Burlington Family Health Team Psychotherapy Clinic. The ideal participant will have excellent psychosocial assessment skills and be willing to learn Evidenced Based Group treatments in the modalities of CBT, IPT and Mindfulness.

In partnership with Community Family Physicians and other Mental Health and Addictions Community Agencies, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Assessment of patients’ individual clinical and psychosocial needs, urgency and acuity

● Collaboration with Family Physicians in... the Burlington region to provide care, including psychotherapy treatment, monitoring, recording and reporting change in clinical presentation

● Provision of evidence-based group and individual psychotherapy within our organizational model and philosophy

● Provision of measurement-based individual psychotherapy within our organizational model and philosophy

● Inter-professional, inter-agency and community relationship building and collaboration

● Participation in Continuous Quality Improvement cycles

● Development of research and learning resources for health care providers


● Proof of registration in good standing with a Regulated Health Professional College in Ontario

● Qualifications and competency to practice the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy

● Minimum education: Masters Degree in Social Work or Masters of Education or equivalent combination of education

● Comfortable with working within the parameters of structured, skills-based group psychotherapy models

● Able to engage in self-reflective practice and adjust approach as necessary to meet the needs of patients in a primary care setting

● Must demonstrate strong assessment and treatment skills within Anti-Oppressive and Recovery Practice and include expertise in one or more of: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Therapy. Must be willing to engage in relevant additional training, as determined to be required.

● Ability to deliver Cognitive Processing Therapy would be considered an asset

● Experience and competency in working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities would be an asset.

● Working knowledge of the Personal Health Information and Privacy Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, Substitute Decision-Makers’ Act, Child and Family Service’s Act, Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Regulated Health Professionals Act and community resources is required

● Expertise working with people experiencing symptoms of low mood and anxiety

● Experience in addictions counselling is an asset

● Evidence of ongoing professional development and continuing education

● Ability to safely deliver clinical care in French is considered an asset

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

● Experience in using electronic health record for documentation

● Demonstrated ability to tolerate ambiguity and embrace change

● Passion for solving problems yet to be defined

● Commitment to transforming mental health care delivery

● Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle as Group Education sessions may be delivered at varying community locations

● Flexibility in working hours is required, with some evenings and weekends

● Willing to work in person and virtually to provide individual and group care

● Completion of a Vulnerable Person Sector reference check if requested

To Apply

Please forward a cover letter as well as curriculum vitae to:

Deadline to apply is May 24, 2024. We thank all who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 18 months

Pay: $35.50-$37.50 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

• Company pension
• Employee assistance program
• On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:
• French not required

• Monday to Friday

• Master's Degree (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Burlington, ON L7S 0A1

Application deadline: 2024-05-24
Expected start date: 2024-07-02
Burlington ON


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