JOB DESCRIPTION: The Intensive Support and Supervision Specialist will work in a multi-disciplinary environment engaging community partners to address the needs and mental health of youth in conflict with the law. Under the supervision of the Director of Community Services, the Specialist will develop and implement clinical programs targeting the criminogenic needs and community functioning of the youths under their care.
EDUCATION: A Master’s level degree from a recognized University in the area of Mental Health, preferably from a degree program centered on assessment and treatment of psychiatric or forensic populations (eg. forensic psychology). Training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Consideration may be given for applicants in the end stages or practicum portion of their degree.
QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Psychotherapist, Social Worker or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants in the initial or qualifying stages of registration. These applicants may be offered an indefinite contract until registration is confirmed. SLYA is able to provide Clinical Supervision to assist in meeting the number of client hours required for registration.
Training in the psychology of criminal conduct;
Experience developing and implementing cognitive behavioural therapies for adolescence;
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;
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.
- Bilingualism (French/English)
- 6 months volunteer experience
- Positive Attitude
- Emotional Maturity, Tact and Patience
- Commitment to Professional Development
LOCATION: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward and Hastings counties.
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St. Lawrence Youth Association values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the hiring committee member of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.