Extensive Needs Services – Counsellor 2

POSITION VACANCY

One (1) Contract Full-time Position (up to 9 months)

Counsellor 2

37.5 Hours per week

This position requires flexible scheduling to work with clients and families.

(This is a unionized position)

MANAGER

Clinical Manager

SERVICE

ENS

JOB RATE

$27.16 hourly/

Position Summary

The Extensive Needs Integrated Pathway (“Extensive Needs Service”, “ENS”) proof of concept program is a specialized support program to provide clinical services to children with extensive needs (multiple and/or complex special needs) and their families. The program provides multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary services that can include adjusting medications, personalized behaviour support plans, mental health assessments and treatment, supports for families (e.g. co-ordinated service planning and social work), and specialized interventions to support children and youth to build skills such as communication and self-regulation. A multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary team provides individualized treatments and supports that focus on effectively working together with families and current care teams to enhance capacity, reduce challenging/interfering behaviours, and treat underlying health concerns. Services support the child/youth to build skills (e.g., communication, self-regulation, etc.), as well as support the family, local service providers, and educators to learn skills and strategies to support the child in their home, school, and community. Additionally, the service will support the family as a whole, including siblings as needed.

Qualifications

  • Social Service Worker Diploma or Child and Youth Worker Certificate or equivalent;
  • 3 – 5 years of experience counselling children, youth and families in community and agency setting;
  • Experience developing and facilitating therapeutic groups;
  • Experience in complex mental health issues in outreach or crisis situations;
  • Experience providing multidisciplinary services in internal and external service delivery teams.
  • Familiarity with offering services via virtual platforms (i.e. email, text, online counselling) would be considered an asset;
  • If direct virtual supports are unfamiliar then and understanding of the various forms of virtual care, as well as an understanding of clinical and privacy responsibilities would be an asset;
  • Good communication, collaboration, organization, and team-building skills.
  • Experience with anger management and positive parenting skills;
  • A current Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check within the last six (6) months;
  • Bilingual in (French and English) is preferred;
  • Experience working with the Indigenous population is an asset;
  • Valid driver’s license, able to supply own vehicle, and be insurable to drive in Ontario

Application

  • In writing with your resume to HR@Pathstone.ca with “2024-21 Counsellor 2 – ENS TFT (9 mos)” in the subject line
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Posting will remain active until position is filled