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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 11:30pm
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About Organization:

Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) is a pioneer community-based not-for-profit, charitable organization. PCHS has been fulfilling the needs of diverse populations for 31 years by providing services in addictions, mental health, geriatric, health promotion, domestic violence, parenting, settlement and services for women, children and youth. PCHS has several research studies to its credit and recognized as an innovative organization for community development and its Integrated Holistic Service Delivery Model. PCHS is accredited. PCHS is a 2SLGBTQ sensitive organization.

About the Program:

The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program provides access to evidence-based, short-term, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to people experiencing mild-to-severe anxiety, depression or other anxiety-related conditions (e.g., posttraumatic stress). This program is publicly funded, and there are no costs to the participants who will receive support under the OSP program. The support is provided to individuals experiencing and is not limited to depression and low mood, generalized anxiety and worry, unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears, social anxiety, performance fears, specific fears, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive concerns, other anxiety and stress-related problems and post-traumatic stress. The program will follow the regional psychotherapy networks as a coordinated provincial program.

PCHS is a Service Delivery Site (SDS) in Brampton /Mississauga communities to provide culturally competent care to clients with fidelity to the program model. Clinicians in this position will receive extensive training in CBT and CPT, including weekly individual and biweekly group clinical case consultation.

About Position:

PCHS is seeking two therapists to join our team to provide individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for individuals who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive concerns and post-traumatic stress). This position will provide culturally competent support and work closely with a network of organizations providing psychotherapy services.


(but not limited to)

  • Provide individual and group protocol-based structured psychotherapy to adults, including CBT and CPT, in adherence with the OSP Clinical Model and Training guidelines
  • Provide psychotherapy services virtually and in-person based on client and program needs
  • Conduct clinical assessments to identify symptoms experienced by the client and to inform individualized treatment plans
  • Participate in the OSP Training Program and ongoing education as required
  • Participate in regular clinical consultation and related activities in adherence to fidelity monitoring requirements and program guidelines
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports in adherence with Regulatory College and program-specific PCHS policies, including collecting relevant data to evaluate client and service outcomes
  • Collaborate with team members across the OSP program's network of organizations in the provision of care
  • Contribute to ongoing program development and program evaluation and implement new practices as required
  • This position may involve providing clinical services in the day, evening and weekends and is located at PCHS's Brampton and Malton sites
  • Support in delivering service navigation for clients whose needs are beyond the offerings of the OSP program
  • Work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports and the team to support clients' successful integration into their communities
  • Contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the service
  • Other related duties as required

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the mission, vision and values of PCHS
  • Follow the organizational Code of Ethics and professional standards of your certification and your position in the organization
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of your program(s) and organization
  • Perform the duties outlined in this job description
  • Contribute in a positive way to the overall success of the program and organization
  • Participate in the establishment of program goals and objectives and set service priorities based on it
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude when representing the organization in the community
  • Actively encourage the involvement and empowerment of clients/ survivors
  • To follow the direction of the Joint Health, Safety & Wellness Committee in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Licensed in Ontario to provide the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy and is a member in good standing with one of the following five Colleges in Ontario:
    • The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
    • The College of Nurses of Ontario
    • The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
    • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
    • The College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of direct clinical (psychotherapy) experience providing mental health and addiction treatment to adults
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice in providing culturally safe and responsive mental health services to clients of diverse ethnic-racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge and understanding of cognitive-behavioral principles, trauma-informed work and mindfulness-based practices
  • Must be able to work independently and refer clients to appropriate internal and external resources as required
  • Strict adherence to the ethical principles governing confidentiality/privacy legislation
  • Establish and maintain client files and other pertinent documents according to the PCHS policies and your governing college
  • Group support/facilitation experience required and essential
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, cultural competency, verbal and written communication skills, self-care, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to provide a variety of tasks as required for the smooth functioning of the Employee Safety and Wellness Services
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adapts to change and type on the job (e.g., effectively perform the job during unexpected situations or changing conditions)
  • Knowledge of the relevant sections of legislation, i.e. Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, and professional standards to ensure compliance and consistency in the provision of client care
  • Computer skills to generate correspondence and input data for various program-specific tools, e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Workload measurement Tool, SharePoint, and electronic health records
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and effective oral/written communication skills
  • Teamwork skills to maintain strong working relationships, problem solve and resolve conflict with inter-professional staff across the OSP network of organizations
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills to effectively address multiple tasks/duties and timelines in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Passionate about contributing to positive social change and commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism
  • Comfort in utilizing an online learning management system.


  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance
  • A satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Screening (Criminal Record Check) report
  • Current CPR and First-Aid certification
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a job requirement unless you have an exemption on a medical ground under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Job Posting #Psychotherapist-MH-021/2021-22
Report to: Director of Operations
Position Type: Full Time (2 positions)
Date Closed: October 26, 2021

How to apply:

Please submit your resume by October 26, 2021 to:

The Hiring Committee


Please add Job Posting #Psychotherapist-MH-020/2021-22 to the email subject line and cover letter.

PCHS offers an attractive and rewarding work environment. We appreciate all applicants' interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

PCHS is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, 2SLGBTQ, persons with disabilities, among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at