Employment Opportunities

Join the York Hills Team!

At York Hills we are looking for exceptional employees, people who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children.

In the spirit of collaboration and respectful partnership with both families and the community, we at York Hills Centre for Children Youth and Families strive to create opportunities for children, youth and families to nurture their relationships and expand their abilities in realizing improved mental health.

Current Positions Available

CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST

 

IS SEEKING A FULL TIME

CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST

1 Year Contract

                                    

Child and Family therapists provide counselling to children/youth up the age of 18, and their families. Therapists address a range of mental health issues, including emotional, behavioural and/or psychiatric symptoms that may be impacting functioning at home, school, socially or in the community. Intervention strategies are determined following a thorough intake and assessment.

*Please note that during the current COVID19 pandemic, we are seeking an individual who can start the position working from home in a confidential and private space, with adequate internet as well as phone access. We are looking forward to offering in person services again in the near future and will do so by having the appropriate health and safety measures in place to protect the well-being of our staff when working at our offices or in the community.

Working as a Child and Family Therapist here’s what you will get to do:

Be part of a growing, dynamic learning focused organization that is family centered and believes in the inherent resilience and strength of children, youth and families.

  • Formulate assessment and treatment plans and provide counselling using a range of evidence-based and/or evidence-informed practices, as well as provision of psycho-education as needed.
  • Provide DBT to youth age 12-18, and facilitate a DBT skills group training for youth and their caregivers.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary framework with other professionals including, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Support our Here to Help phone line, on a rotating basis using a brief single session approach. Provide consultations to school personnel and give presentations in the community as required.
  • Provide case management for clients with multiple and complex needs. This includes: referrals to internal/external programs.
  • Provide single-session counselling using a Brief-Solution Focused and/or Narrative Therapy approach.
  • Build and maintain effective interactions with colleagues focused on individual, team and agency success.
  • Meet scheduled deadlines and program demands, including clinical reports.
  • Ensure that the client record is maintained as per agency standards.
  • Participate in quality assurance, evaluation and research activities, as required.

Here is what you will need:

  • Masters of Social Work or Masters of Counselling Psychology (or equivalent), and registration with an appropriate governing body, and at least 2 years of experience within a children’s mental health setting.
  • Experience working with youth struggling with depression, anxiety, strained social relationships, eating disorders, self-injurious behaviour, trauma, psychiatric diagnoses, difficult family dynamics, attentional and learning disabilities.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:

  • Sound knowledge of evidenced based treatment modalities including but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-informed therapy, Attachment-based therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and with particular knowledge, training and proficiency in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Knowledge of community and agency programs including transitional age youth and adult services.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement related to the development of collaborative approaches working with children/youth and their families; including high risk circumstances and safety planning.
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive practices and ability to implement them.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising professional judgement in conflictual and stressful situations.
  • Suicide risk assessment and intervention skills.
  • Proven group facilitation skills, preferably utilizing evidence-based practices.
  • Advanced written language skills and ability to complete documentation within given timelines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including two evenings/week up to 8:00 p.m., to accommodate the needs of the children/youth and families we serve
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed

In order to meet the needs of our Francophone children and families, clinicians that are bilingual are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle liability insurance and a vulnerable sector screening. 

 

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Accepting applications until May 14,2021

In keeping with our efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply. York Hills is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage and celebrate the diversity of staff.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We regret that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER

 DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM- Youth Program

Full Time

 

 

The Child and Youth Worker, reporting to a Day Treatment Coordinator, is an integral part of the day treatment program, working closely with a program classroom Teacher and the larger team of CYW’s and Teachers to maintain a therapeutic environment that addresses the academic, social and emotional needs of students. The primary focus of this role is to assist children to develop their self-esteem and social skills, to learn to build meaningful relationships and to modify dysfunctional behaviours.  The Child and Youth Worker in day treatment also works directly with families and school board personnel to ensure consistent communication and treatment planning.

 

Education and Experience:

The Child and Youth Worker will possess a Child and Youth Worker or Social Service diploma from a recognized Community College or a Bachelor of Arts degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Up-to-date Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Formal Crisis Intervention Training
  • Possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a reliable motor vehicle
  • Work from mid-August to July 31 annually and report to work daily, in keeping with the school calendar, Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • During July, work as part of an integrated team to help facilitate a three to four-week summer program with other staff and teachers
  • Some knowledge of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy model and skills would be an asset

 

A good candidate will:

  • Demonstrate initiative, integrity & honesty
  • Demonstrate the ability to engender trust and act from a place of personal integrity
  • Be a confident decision maker and demonstrate a commitment to the children and the ability to be an active part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate responsibility for inclusive behaviour toward staff, students and clients
  • Demonstrate capacity to work with diverse values and cultures
  • Ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as observation and assessment skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Be familiar with computers for the purposes of data entry, information sourcing and report writing

 

 

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Please apply by May 14, 2021

In keeping with our efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply. York Hills is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage and celebrate the diversity of staff.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We regret that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

 

SUMMER STUDENT THERAPEUTIC CYW COUNSELLORS

 

Summer Student
Therapeutic CYW Counsellors

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Sound like you?

York Hills currently is looking for CYW’s to join us this summer. This summer opportunity is to work with children ages 6-13 with emotional and behavioural challenges as a Therapeutic CYW Summer Counsellor.

What’s in it for you?

In addition to valuable experience in children’s mental health sector, you will enjoy the program features listed below:

  • A Mentor Program– to help you settle into your role and responsibilities as a therapeutic counsellor
  • A Supervisor-to offer guidance, support and meaningful learning
  • Exposure –opportunity to work alongside experienced CYW & Social Workers in a team setting
  • Involvement– will allow you to showcase your skill set and develop therapeutic interventions
  • Experience– working with children in a treatment setting, include milieu counseling, outdoor education, play therapy, groups and recreation
  • Full Time– 6 weeks of full- time summer employment along with a competitive salary
  • Sun Shine– spend the majority of your summer outside

What would you do?
  • Supervise children in groups, facilitating group programming
  • Run group camp activities and stations
  • Creatively implement alternate activities if required (ie. Rain days)
Who is our Ideal Candidate?

We are looking for individuals with a passion for children with emotional and behavioral challenges and the skills and qualifications listed below:

  • A CYW or Social Services Worker student
  • UMAB trained
  • Experience working with Children in treatment, recreation and/or summer camp
  • A desire to uphold York Hills’ mission, values and vision
  • Confidence, Reliable and adaptable to ever changing situations
  • Understands Trauma and Attachment theory and the ability to work within that framework

Additional Qualification:   To qualify for student positions applicants will be a current full -time student, returning to studies in the fall.

 

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Please apply by June 14 2021

In keeping with our efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply. York Hills is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process and we respect, encourage and celebrate the diversity of staff.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We regret that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER (Community Intensive Program)

IS SEEKING A FULL TIME

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER (Community Intensive Program)

 12 month contract

 

In the spirit of collaboration and respectful partnership with both families and the community, we at York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families strive to create opportunities for children, youth and families to nurture their relationships and expand their abilities in realizing improved mental health.

 Community Intensive Services provides flexible, immediate and short-term, family focused clinical and case management supports. The goal of the program is to stabilize and strengthen families and children/youth who have experienced recent crises in their lives. The length of intervention is based on the needs of the family and includes access to numerous internal resources. Child and Youth Workers are required to work in the family home, community and/or the multiple office locations available.

As a member of the Community Intensive Services team, the Child and Youth Worker will provide support to families to enhance functioning though the use of parent coaching, modeling, problem solving, etc. to improve their daily lives.

Here’s what you will need:

  • A Child and Youth Worker degree/diploma; a Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or equivalent combination of education and experience, and registration within appropriate governing body
  • A minimum of two years extensive clinical experience with families, children and youth.
  • Ability to implement treatment plans with children/youth and their families/caregivers through a trauma informed lens and the use of a variety of systemic and evidence-based approaches (including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT skills) to enhance parent/family and child/youth interactions and functioning at home, in school and in community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a trauma-informed, client-centred, strength based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with the family and respond to their changing needs in a creative manner. Experience managing crisis situations within families, and skill in using a range of engagement strategies with clients.
  • Use of a car is required.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who:

  • Has demonstrated competency in verbal, written and applied communication/ interpersonal skills.
  • Has an understanding of cultural diversities and an ability to integrate a cross cultural practice.
  • Who has a willingness to work flexible hours which includes evenings as required; willingness to work in the client home/community or school setting as needed.
  • Has excellent time management and organizational skills, computer literacy and familiarity with computer technology for data entry. Ability to speak French or another language is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of York Region community services is an asset.
  • Would like to be part of a dynamic team in a progressive agency that supports an ongoing learning environment.

 

The successful candidate will have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle liability insurance and a vulnerable sector screening.

APPLY TODAY!

Accepting applications until July 9, 2021

York Hills is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application. York Hills is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace. We believe in a cultivating a selection process and employment environment without discrimination or harassment, that is inclusive and barrier free. We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance and we will arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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