Contract (TFT) Position Counsellor – Live-In Treatment Services

(37.5) Hours per week (Sunday – Thursday) – 10 months – This is a unionized position – $25.54 – $29.73 Per Hour


This is a 12-week live in program for youth aged 12-18 years old – located in Niagara Falls.  The youth who attend this program have been identified with a mental health and/or behavioural concern that impacts them individually and within their family unit. Your main role during your shift will be to support youth with therapeutic skills/strategies if they wake and are experiencing difficulties with emotions; to connect with Security hourly; to complete Nightly checklists; upload outstanding documentation; Securing of the house; room checks and to support Day staff with morning routines (i.e., wake-ups and medication).


  • Child and Youth Worker Certificate, Social Services Diploma, or equivalent;
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with children and youth, preferably in a residential environment;
  • 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 an understanding of the various forms of virtual care, as well as an understanding of clinical and privacy responsibilities would be an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis intervention;
  • Good communication and organizational skills, as well as analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check within six (6) months;
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR, TCI, and Safe Food Handling;
  • Valid Driver’s License, able to supply own vehicle and be insurable to drive in Ontario;
  • Meets medical requirements under the CYFSA, Regulations for Licensing of Residences;
  • Bilingual in (French and English) is preferred;
  • Experience working with the Indigenous population is an asset.


  • A resume to with “Counsellor – LITS” in the subject line
  • Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible after closing date
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Pathstone employees must submit their applications by August 10, 2022 and will be considered prior to external applicants.

CLOSING DATE – 4:00 p.m. – Wednesday August 31, 2022

Pathstone Metal HealthContract (TFT) Position Counsellor – Live-In Treatment Services