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Location: Middlesex Centre

Recognized throughout Southwestern Ontario as a leader in children’s (birth-14 years) mental health, Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness provides innovative treatment programs and services for children, experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges. As a registered charity and not-for-profit agency, Vanier has been in operation for over 54 years and is funded by the Ontario government. Vanier Children's Mental Wellness mission is to improve the lives of infants, children, and their families through the provision of mental health services based on clinical excellence, collaboration, partnerships, and system leadership.

Appointed by the Ontario Government as “Lead Agency for Child/Youth Mental Health (CYMH) System Management” in London-Middlesex (2014), Vanier is also accountable for community-wide Child/Youth Mental Health System Planning (MCYS: “Moving on Mental Health”).

Position Summary:

Child & Family Therapist (CFT) provides direct mental health... services to children and their families. This role includes provision of individual, family, and group therapy utilizing a wide range of treatment modalities within the multidisciplinary context, with emphasis on attachment based, trauma informed interventions, and brief counselling modalities and strategies. The CFT will provide a wide range of services described above, including single-session therapy in Talk in Clinics in both London and Middlesex.

Job Duties:
• Interviews children and their families, completes mental health assessments, explains assessment to family and seeks agreement on suggested treatment goals.
• Provides treatment to children and families on a regular counseling basis utilizing family or individual formats as dictated by the case conference recommendations; offers group therapy when available.
• Deals with client crises which may require meeting with the child and family, consulting with the supervisor and referring client to other centers.
• Facilitates parent and children’s groups as required and completes appropriate documentation including evaluation measures
• Conducts regular case conferences with all active clients to review treatment progress, treatment strategies and develop new goals with either a case conference team or a supervisor.
• Schedules and invites outside professionals to attend assessments, case conferences and therapy meetings as dictated by the needs of a family and as determined by the intensity of the therapy program.
• Records all treatment contacts including assessment summaries, case conference summaries, any telephone face–to–face contacts with family members and outside professionals, treatment review summaries, termination summaries, group, individual, and family therapy contacts in accordance with the case management manual.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Master’s degree in social work, Psychology, or relevant from a university with recognized standing
• Experience with in at least one model/area of specialization in child or family therapy
• Previous clinical experience working with children and families.
• Training in a variety of treatment modalities, including a supervised practicum in one of the areas of child development or family development and functioning
• Previous experience providing family therapy
• Experience working with the early year’s population is an asset.
• Registration in good standing with a professional college, ex. OCSWSSW or CRPO (Qualifying candidates will be provided supervision according to Vanier supervision policies).

• Verbal communication skills necessary to convey information, participate in or lead group discussions, engage team members in group decision-making and conduct community workshops.
• Ability to complete comprehensive assessments, which include clinical formulations and treatment recommendations, and incorporate third-party reports and case histories from outside agencies.
• Authors accurate and concise reports, forms, and treatment goals.
• Demonstrates an anti-oppressive practice framework in their work with families.
• Demonstrates understanding and clinical skills in trauma, attachment-based interventions, and brief and single-session therapy.
• Abilities to work in partnership with families, col laterals, and co-workers.
• Clinical judgment in assessing situations of client risk is required for example, risk of suicide, risk of child abuse.
• Computer skills to work with Microsoft Office 365 and agency data management systems.
• Organizational skills to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.

Job Type(s):
• Full-time
• Part-time
• $30.78-$38.71 per hour

Work Location:

Hours of Work:
• 35-hour work week, flexible schedule – days and evenings required.

Vanier is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages women, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability and members of visible minority groups to apply.

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