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Counsellor/Therapist, Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadlines February 16 & 19, 2016

Internal/External Job Posting
1 Permanent Full-Time position
Posting Number: 2016-003

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service organization that provides a wide variety of health and community programs and services for a diverse community.  Our health team is seeking an energetic counsellor/therapist who will provide one to one and group counselling for youth, adults, families or groups facing difficult situations that impact their health and social well-being.  You'll work with a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurse, dietitian, physiotherapist, psychiatric consultant and other mental health professionals. The successful candidate will be expected to work one evening a week, and work independently as well as part of a team.


  • Provides psychosocial assessment and counseling services to youth, adults and family members with mental health concerns
  • Provides information and individual advocacy and /or links clients to internal DPNCHC resources for support in the following areas: mental health, housing, income support, and addiction treatment programs, food and clothing, health services, employment and legal services
  • Provides client-centered case management and coordinates services in the Health Centre, Neighbourhood Centre programs, the community and in institutional settings
  • Provides groups and workshops for clients in collaboration with other staff and/or partner agencies
  • Ensures comprehensive treatment for clients by providing information to other team members on an ongoing basis and by providing consultation on psychosocial issues to Health Centre and Neighbourhood Centre staff
  • Coordinates intake of new clients for the counselling team
  • Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • Registration with the College of Social Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists
  • A minimum of three years experience in counseling/therapy, preferably in a community health setting
  • Experience working with clients with mental health and addictions issues
  • Experience and expertise in providing counselling to youth
  • Proficiency in current assessment, psychotherapy, DBT and psychosocial counseling techniques for working with youth, adults, couples, families, groups
  • Knowledge of community-based health services including the special needs of priority populations (e.g. newcomers, low income, people with addictions, post psychiatric, abuse survivors, etc.)
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Caseload management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with changing client groups from diverse cultural backgrounds and needs
  • Interest in exploring innovative service delivery approaches
  • Additional language skills in Portuguese or Spanish, an asset
  • Knowledge of the Davenport Perth community is an asset

Salary range: $56,365-$67,908 per annum, plus extended health benefits.  This position is part of the bargaining unit.

Submit cover letter and resume via email: Posting: 2016-003 to or mail to 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON. M6N 1B7.

Due Dates:

  • Internal Applicants: 5 pm, Feb. 16, 2016.
  • External Applicants:  5 pm, Feb. 19, 2016.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from candidates, whose background is diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class, gender /sexual orientation, including those who may need accommodation.  As a condition of employment, all prospective employees will be required to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Screening with Police Services.  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please.  DPNCHC is a perfume free environment.