The Intensive Support and Supervision (ISSP) Therapist will deliver high quality direct one-to-one psychotherapy addressing the cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances of young persons in conflict with the law and their families in the community. You will maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship and participate in regular clinical consultation and supervision. You will supervise field placement students as required. You will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will perform these and other duties as may be required on a flexible schedule.
Skills & Experience / Compétences & expérience
QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Psychotherapist, Social Worker or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants in the initial or qualifying stages of registration.
Training in the psychology of criminal conduct;
Experience developing and implementing cognitive behavioural therapies for youth;
Strong counselling and clinical skills, including training and experience in counselling and motivational interviewing techniques.
Broad knowledge of mental illness, diagnosis, and treatment;
Knowledge and training in suicide assessment and intervention;
Familiar with Canadian Provincial and Federal legislation – Child & Family Services Act (ON), Youth Criminal Justice Act (CAN) and Occupational Health & Safety Act (ON);
Strong clinical assessment and treatment skills, proven communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member;
Possess excellent documentation skills;
High level of accountability and sensitivity for confidential information;
Ability to work independently;
Willingness to work flexible hours and participate in a regular on call rotation;
Criminal reference check that is declared suitable for vulnerable sector employment;
Up to date immunization status according to national standards, including Hep B and a two-step TB protocol completed once;
Note from physician indicating “Fit to work”;
Current First Aid / CPR-C certificate
Valid Ontario G driver’s license and offence-free driving record (Driving Abstract required) and reliable transportation.
ASSET QUALIFICATION: Bilingualism (French/English);
6 months volunteer experience
PERSONAL Positive Attitude
SUITABILITY: Emotional Maturity, Tact and Patience
Commitment to Professional Development
LOCATION: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward and Hastings counties.