Counsellor / Social Worker / Registered Psychotherapist

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 11:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


Chinese Family Services of Ontario offers linguistically sensitive and culturally responsive counselling and family services to enhance the functioning and the quality of life of individuals and families.


  • Provide individual, couple, and family counselling based on evidence-based assessment, consultation, psychoeducation, treatment, crisis intervention, and evaluation tools
  • Provide psychoeducation in group settings
  • Triage clients during telephone intake and in-person for quick access therapy or ongoing counselling
  • Conduct external referrals by matching client needs with available community resources as appropriate
  • Document client interactions, referral correspondences, clinical consultations, assessment, intervention, education, safety planning, outreach, and assessment activities in precise and concise English and in a timely manner, according to college, funder, and accreditation requirements
  • Liaise with referral sources and funder liaison as directed
  • Work in a team to share learning experiences and opportunities with the team
  • Work day and evening shifts in a roster with the rest of the team
  • Support the Clinical Services Manager with external liaison and program development needs
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in agency privacy and confidentiality policy
  • Other duty/assignment as reasonably assigned by Clinical Services Manager and/or Executive Director


  • University degree at the Bachelor or Masters level or above in a Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Mental Health or an equivalent field
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience in an institutional setting
  • Knowledge of, sensitivity in, and commitment to serve the Chinese community in Ontario
  • Knowledge of trauma work, couple therapy, brief therapy model, and addictions theory
  • Experience in addictions, domestic violence, male rehab group, mental health, and family service
  • Fluency in Verbal & Written English and Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese). Vietnamese an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office software programs and usage of Internet
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Willingness to work days / evenings, and occasional weekends as required
  • Student mentorship skills an asset
  • Membership in Good Standing of a relevant governing body
  • Clearance from a Vulnerable Sector Police Screening

Position Type: Temporary Part-Time to Full-Time, till March 31, 2017, with possibility of extension
Supervised by: Clinical Services Manager

How to apply:

Please submit cover letters and resumes to:

Chinese Family Services of Ontario


Thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.