Social Worker - Family Therapy

Full-time and 12-18 month contract; 35 hours per week from September to June, 21 hours per week for July/August, potential evenings

Salary: $71,000 - $94,000 based on experience

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 196 Keewatin Ave. 

The Jerome D. Diamond (JDD) Adolescent Centre, a branch of Jewish Family and Child Service is looking for a Social Worker - Family Therapy.  The JDD Adolescent Centre is a children’s mental health centre that provides support to youth with educational, emotional and/or behavioural challenges.

 

The successful candidate will:​​

  • Provide family and individual counselling and/or direct service support to the clients of the JDD who have complex needs using an appropriate range of techniques

  • Provide group counselling, advocacy, and support to families with special needs children

  • Provide consultation and collaboration with professionals in the community, such as schools, children’s mental health centres, etc.

  • Facilitate coordination of services which includes the provision of information, advocacy and referral to both Agency and external resources

  • Knowledge of and commitment to social work ethics, philosophy, principles and methods 

  • Understands and has the ability to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to clients of the JDD

  • Possesses an understanding of Jewish traditions, or is willing to educate oneself in their practices 

  • Provide support in relation to other multi-service cases as needed

  • Have the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Organize client-related documents, records, and data collection for internal and external reporting purposes

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • MSW

  • Minimum 5 years related clinical/family therapy experience

  • Member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Knowledge of community needs and resources

  • Flexibility and ability to respond to changing circumstances and organizational needs

  • The ability to establish rapport, credibility and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues 

  • Comprehension of French or another language reflecting the local community will be considered an asset 

Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 


We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.