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Counsellor Therapist 2

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 9, 2022.


Counsellor/Therapist 2 (x4)
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program (OSP)
Acute Care Program

Position Description
The Acute Care Program is currently seeking four (4) full-time, temporary (1 year), Counsellor/Therapist 2 to work within the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program (OSP). Reporting to the service manager, you will act as a member of a dynamic inter-professional outpatient team, and be responsible for the provision of services such as managing referrals and triage, assessment, service navigation, short-term individual treatment, and case management functions. Clinical service provision will involve virtual care and may include in-person treatment as needed.

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 successful candidate will possess a Masters degree in psychology, social work or occupational therapy combined with 1- 3 years of post-graduate direct clinical experience in a mental health treatment setting. You will be a registered member in good standing in a regulated health care discipline and 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), or College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Experience with motivational interviewing and formulation and coordination of complex cases is required. Demonstrated skills and experience in clinical assessment, counselling, and case management are required. Experience in CBT-informed, DBT-informed and mindfulness approaches are an asset.

Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, mental status assessments, and monitoring of clients’ responses to care interventions. A comprehensive knowledge of community mental health and addiction resources, in both Toronto and the province of Ontario, is essential. The ability to provide culturally competent service to clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds is also essential. You will possess strong interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and within a team, and have the ability to communicate effectively. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the service. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

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:     These four (4) full-time, temporary (1 year) positions are part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:    $36.04 – $48.57 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.