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Clinical Therapist - Social Worker

Department ISSP Date Posted 2/12/2019

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2018-2614

LocationGTA, Ontario, Canada

Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

Kinark Child and Family Services ( is an Accredited Children's Mental Health Organization committed to providing a range of services and a high standard of care for youth and their families throughout Ontario.  Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP)  was developed as an alternate to custody for youth in conflict with the law.  ISSP is a court-ordered, community-based, alternative to custody initiative under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The program is designed serve youth who have a known mental health diagnosis by a qualified professional. Examples of these diagnoses are mood, anxiety, trauma-related, or psychotic disorders that would benefit from ongoing clinical intervention and continuous support. ISSP also requires voluntary participation and ongoing engagement from the youth for success.



We have the current opportunity available:

Clinical Therapist - Social Worker

ISSP– Barrie, ON

Temporary, Full Time (12 Months Contract)

This position involves working flexible hours, which will often include some evening and occasional weekend work, including supporting the 24-hour on-call telephone line.  


Job Summary duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Lead Manager, Forensics, the Clinical Therapist is responsible to deliver individual and family therapy sessions in an intense and multi-faceted community-based program.  The successful incumbent will provide tools and a venue for positive behaviour change and champion partners in youth’s ecology to provide a network of support, supervision and monitoring. 


Further responsibilities include:  Development and adherence to treatment plan requirements; utilizing computer case file management systems; contributing to and partaking in dynamic, systemic, individual and team supervision; and sharing 24 hour on-call duties.



  • A Master’s Degree in Health and Social Services or Social Work is preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Social Services or Social Work, with extensive and relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the College of Nursing (CNO), the College of Psychologists in Ontario or the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in a mental health setting, is required.
  • Excellent clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning skills is essential.
  • Training or experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy will be considered assets.
  • Experience with providing a broad range of clinical services and demonstrated effective work with a child and adolescent population who present a variety of clinically challenging issues.
  • Computer competency and experience working with diverse cultures are considered as assets for this position.
  • Travel is required for this position; the successful candidate must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to obtain automobile insurance which includes driving for business purposes with a minimum liability of one million dollars.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical. 
  • Bilingual English/French candidates will be given special consideration.


 Interested applicants should submit their résumés via: 


Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.
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