Hamilton and Welland, Canada

Bilingual (French/English) Mental Health Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Country: Canada
City: Hamilton and Welland
Physician Type: Psychotherapist
Overview

We are looking for full-time Bilingual (French/English) Mental Health Counsellor/Psychotherapist for Centre de Sante Communautaire in Niagara Region (Welland, Hamilton, Niagara).  The CSC is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization providing health, community and social services.

Job Category

BILINGUAL (FRENCH/ENGLISH) MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLOR/PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Two (2) full-time permanent positions – 35 hours/week
Location: Hamilton or Welland
Annual salary: $59, 586 – $ 71,790 $ (Bachelor’s degree); $ 63,063 $ – 75,979 $ (Master’s degree) Excellent benefits★

The incumbent will always work according to the principles of health promotion and the determinants of health. S/he will offer psychosocial evaluations, assess needs in order to establish an intervention plan with the client based on clinical approaches, and offer individual and group interventions. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide individual and/or group assessment and intervention services to adult clients 
  • Develop with the client an intervention plan according to his/her needs 
  • Participate in case discussions and service planning with internal and external partners 
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new programs to meet the clients ‘needs in the community: needs assessment, promotion and client recruitment
  • Develop and facilitate awareness, prevention and intervention groups and workshops for adults and seniors, as well as recruit participants 
  • Organize activities aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues among adults and seniors
  • Participate, as appropriate, in internal and community initiatives and committees aimed at improving the quality of life of clients with mental health issues
  • Participate in the development and application of intervention models that ensure quality services (recognized clinical approaches)
  • Liaise with community agencies to improve access to appropriate services in a timely manner
  • Promote the overall development of mental health for the Francophone community
  • Collaborate with the  Volunteer Program Coordinator  when required
  • Prepare reports, maintain records and program statistics
  • Participate in team meetings, staff meetings and other relevant meetings
  • Participate in the clinical supervision program (individual and/or group)
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education, Experience and specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, counselling or other university degree relevant to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy from a recognized institution 
  • Member in good standing of a Professional College (OCSWSSW or CRPO ) or in process of registration
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience 
  • Experience and practice in counselling and/or psychotherapy
  • In-depth understanding of mental health issues
  • In-depth knowledge of psychosocial assessment and counseling techniques
  • Ability to handle crises effectively
  • Knowledgeable on the mental health community resources available 
  • ​Commitment to working co-operatively with clients and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Openness to the customs and habits of other cultures
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic computer software
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written French and English
  • Be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • Have access to a motor vehicle and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license

Please send us your cover letter and resume in French or English by email to kaizen@mdsearch.ca

Our benefits package includes 

  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off (min 3 weeks paid vacation and 10 sick days)
  • All paid statutory holidays + Civic Day and Easter Monday
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Seniority recognition
  • Salary increase and much more