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Carecor is currently seeking a Psychotherapist, to work full time hours just east of Toronto in Ajax, Ontario
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Carecor is currently seeking a Psychotherapist, to work full time hours just east of Toronto in Ajax, Ontario.
About the Employer
Carecor’s client is a Community Health Centre with several clinics east of Toronto. They have been established for decades and are a recognized leader in redefining the experience of community based health and wellness services.
They provide access to high quality holistic and inclusive care that is responsive to the needs of the community and empowers individuals to enhance their own well-being.
They hold these values equally : (1) Person Centered; (2) Inclusive; (3) Compassion; (4) Teamwork & Collaboration; and (5) Accountability & Reliability.
They are continuing to focus on building capacity to provide a full range of health and wellness services to clients of all-
ages .and today’s needs are at their Ajax location with free parking.
Working as a member of an inter-professional team of health professionals, the Therapist provides psychotherapy / counselling to individuals, families, couples and groups in order to assist people to achieve optimal psychosocial functioning.
The Therapist practices the principles of client-centered, evidence-based and evidence-informed care within the context of a collaborative, inter-
professional team approach. The Therapist will be an effective, collaborative member of the Agency’s Clinical Services, Primary Care inter-
professional team structure. The Therapist will provide therapy / counselling services to members of our community which include people who are marginalised and at-
risk with respect to the social determinants of health. Additionally, the Therapist will collaborate with community partners and other health professionals across the region.
The Therapist will demonstrate leadership skills to champion and support goals that align with and achieve the CHC’s Strategy, Vision, Mission and Values, internally and externally.
Full-time, permanent job or temporary locum assignment for one year with 35 hours over 5 weekdays
If temporary, there will be 4% vacation pay, paid time off for the statutory holidays and optional medical benefits. If permanent, sick pay plan, the HOOPP pension plan and other benefits will be included.
Provide brief, client-centred, evidence-based and evidence-informed psychotherapy / counselling services that address the psychosocial needs of individuals, families, couples and groups in a non-
judgemental manner. Clients often include people who have physical and mental health concerns and / or concurrent disorders involving substance use.
Provide psychotherapy / counselling services within scope of practice as defined by the respective regulatory colleges.
Perform biopsychosocial assessments when required and ensure that treatment / counselling plans are developed collaboratively with the client and matched with client needs and / or diagnoses.
Participate in the delivery of psychotherapy / counselling services at multiple satellite offices and / or community partner locations (e.
g. Durham District School Board) as required.
Participate in the development and delivery of psychotherapy / counselling services to clients using the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) personal and secure videoconferencing.
Ensure client care and caseload is managed to achieve the goals of the CHC’s Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (MSAA) targets set by the Central-
East Local Health Integration Network (CE-LHIN).
Support and promote the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based psychotherapy / counselling protocols and standards of best-practice.
Actively collaborate and seek / provide consultation within an inter-professional model of care which includes among others Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses and Medical Secretaries.
Actively participate, seek / provide consultation with external health service providers in the client’s circle-of-care.
Participate in clinical case conferences and perform case management functions as required.
Collaborate with members of the CHC’s Health Promotion and Community Development Services (HPCDS) as required.
Provide clinical supervision for graduate students as required.
Act as a client-advocate and a CHC representative including when participating with community partners in initiatives that aim to promote funded program / service alignment and systemic change especially with respect to the social determinants of health and their associated health risks.
Actively lead, participate and / or partner on internal and external projects or committees as assigned. This could include participation in various operational initiatives and activities designed to improve team effectiveness and overall workplace success.
Participate in chart reviews, development and implementation of Quality Improvement Plans (QIP) and accreditation activities with Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA).
Complete timely and accurate medical records of client encounters, documentation and third-party correspondence using the CHC’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system : Nightingale-
on-Demand (NOD). Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word) is an asset.
Actively participate in continuing Professional Development (PD) activities as required by the respective colleges and aligned with the CHC’s performance management requirements.
Participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of research studies that the CHC may participate in, from time-to-time, as required.
Participate in other CHC agency training activities and meetings as requested.
Perform other duties as assigned that are reasonable with the scope of practice.
Flexibility to work or drive to meetings at any of the CHC’s nearby clinical locations in our service area, as required.
Ability to work a flexible schedule with at least one evening per week from 12 noon until 8pm.
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree with a clinical speciality an asset (e.g., mental health / addictions); Master of Arts (M.
A.) in Clinical and Counselling Psychology or other equivalent Master degree.
Must be a current member in good standing with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) -or-
the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Demonstrated knowledge of scope and standards of practice with the above respective regulatory College.
Evidence of skill in developing effective, collaborative therapeutic relationships and treatment / counselling plans with clients of all ages.
Evidence of either degree-curriculum, or post-graduate education in the theory and use of evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic counselling interventions (e.
g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (an asset), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) etc.).
Demonstrated experience in delivering psychotherapy / counselling interventions in a single-session, brief model of service provision is an asset.
Demonstrated experience providing the above interventions (e.g. CBT) to individual, couples, family and group clients with complex mental health challenges.
Knowledge of DSM-V diagnoses, concurrent disorders and crisis intervention skills is an asset.
Demonstrated competence in completing biopsychosocial assessments, preparing treatment / counselling plans, delivering above interventions, documenting and communicating with partners in client circle-of-care.
Demonstrated ability to manage a caseload, determine priorities, meet deadlines, work independently and as an effective member within an inter-professional team.
Demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting marginalized communities, policies, legislation, programs, and other issues related to scope of practice and social determinant of health.
Access to a car and valid driver’s license required.
Familiar with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems (e.g., Nightingale on Demand) and computer skills in use of Microsoft Office.
Ability to support and provide input into the program evaluation process to align and determine priorities.
In the case of a full-time temp assignment, the pay is $36 to $41 per hour for 35 hours per week, days. Vacation pay percentage and pay for public holidays are also paid by direct deposit, though the clinical is closed for all public holidays.
In the event a full-time perm job is offered, the pay is approximately $53,000 to $60,000 per year, with family medical benefits, paid vacations and the (excellent) HOOPP pension plan.