Working under the supervision of the Executive Director the successful candidate will provide clinical assessments and treatment services for male and female adolescents in a secure and open detention/custody facility as well as conduct mental health screens, suicide and risk assessments for youth entering the facilities. Duties will include creating treatment/case management plans and providing individualized counseling, targeting needs areas. Must be capable of providing clinical consultation and direct supervision to front line staff. Sharing on call duties with other managers is also required.
Skills & Experience / Compétences & expérience
Candidate will be required to be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists.
Extensive experience working in the youth justice setting, particularly residential and management experience.
Experience developing and implementing cognitive behavioural therapies from a strength-based perspective for adolescents.
Broad knowledge of mental illness, diagnosis and treatment.
Strong clinical assessment and treatment skills, demonstrated clinical leadership,
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team leader.
Valid Ontario G driver’s license and offence-free driving record; Drivers Abstract required
Criminal reference check that is declared suitable for vulnerable sector employment
Current immunization status
ASSET Bilingual (French/English)
QUALIFICATIONS: 6 months volunteer experience
PERSONAL Positive Attitude, compassion
SUITABILITY: Emotional Maturity, Tact and Patience
Commitment to Professional Development
LOCATION: Kingston, Amherstview
Please apply in writing with a cover letter and resume.
Your cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the qualifications for this position.
Diane Irwin, Executive Director
St Lawrence Youth Association
By 12 NOON, Monday, September 9th, 2019
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.