Counsellor Therapist 2

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Counsellor Therapist 2

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 20, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Salary $36.04 - $48.57 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Counsellor
Client Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Counsellor Therapist 2
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program and Aboriginal Services
Acute Care Program

Position Description

The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Counsellor Therapist 2 to deliver OSP within Aboriginal Services. Reporting to the Senior Manager, OSP and the Aboriginal Services Manager, you will act as a member of both, Aboriginal Services and OSP. This interprofessional team within Aboriginal Services works with other stakeholders to develop and improve access to culturally-appropriate services and increase the availability of evidence-based psychological treatments for First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals. Aboriginal Services provides culturally appropriate mental health and addictions care to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals.

You will also stay closely connected and work with the OSP team. The OSP team provides evidence based individual and group-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) within CAMH and off-site at community locations including primary care. You will be expected to assist in the program’s research activities, and will support the inter-professional team and community outreach initiatives. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position may require some flexibility in work hours, possibly with some evening hours. This position is located at the Queen Street site.

The CT2 will provide work collaboratively with Aboriginal Services and other Indigenous community partners to adapt and provide culturally appropriate CBT treatment to clients with mood, anxiety, concurrent disorders and trauma experiences. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide structured client-centered psychotherapeutic care. You will work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports and the team to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. You will be expected to facilitate individual and group treatment, manage referrals and triage processes, and offer individual support to clients currently attending the service.  You will liaise with community health care providers, both within and outside CAMH.  Collaborations with community organizations and primary care sites to deliver CBT may also be required.  You will be expected to participate in professional development, including completion of required coursework and participation in consultation.  You must be capable of providing supervision to students and contributing to the development of best practices unique to mental health and concurrent disorder treatment. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the service. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position will involve providing clinical services in the day, evening and weekends and is located at the Queen Street Site. Clinical service provision will also involve virtual care.


You must identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis and demonstrate strong community connection and cultural/community knowledge. As a registered member in good standing with a regulated health care discipline, you must show proof of registration with the respective College (e.g. College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). The successful candidate will possess a Masters degree in psychology, social work or occupational therapy combined with a preferred three (3) years of experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who have a serious mental illness.  Candidates eligible for an adjunct/status-only faculty appointment with a university which CAMH has an affiliation agreement with is considered an asset.

The candidate must have competence to perform psychotherapy and experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or other evidence-based modalities (depending on the needs of the program).  Certificates/ certification in evidence-based modalities is an asset. Certification in Motivational Interviewing is an asset. For incumbents not yet in independent practice who are required to practice with clinical supervision, CAMH, in its discretion, will pre-arrange this formal supervisory relationship with the clinical program as a condition of hire, based on capacity.

Demonstrated ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, conduct mental status assessments, monitor clients’ responses to care interventions and documentation, and ongoing communication with other team members and primary care partners. Knowledge of emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention principles and theory are required. Knowledge of CAMH and community services and experience with formulation and coordination of complex cases is essential. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of students (or working toward those qualifications) within their respective discipline, and participating in teaching of other health professionals. You will also possess strong interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and within a team, have the ability to communicate effectively, have strong writing and presentation skills, be able to meet deadlines, and have excellent computer skills and knowledge of technology to enhance communication and learning. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or the ability to speak an Indigenous language is considered an asset

This position requires completion of training for an Advanced Certificate in CBT that is fully funded by CAMH. This applies to new clinicians joining CAMH or clinicians transferring into OSP. There is a minimum two (2 ) year commitment to the OSP program following completion.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $36.04 – $48.57 per hour

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