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Therapist/Social Worker, Four Villages Community Health Centre

1.0 FTE

Permanent Full-Time, 35 hours per week

The Four Villages Community Health Centre, located in the Bloor-Keele
area of west Toronto, is a health centre funded by the Ontario Ministry
of Health and Long-Term Care.  Our mandate is to promote increased
access to health and wellness for our communities within the context of
the broader determinants of health.  Our wide range of programs as
well as our clinical, general health and social services, are primarily
aimed at seniors, families with young children and adolescents, and
newcomers. Staff collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment;
the focus is on the client and capacity building.  We are
currently seeking an energetic therapist/social worker who will become
a member of our interdisciplinary team.

As our therapist/social worker, you will provide counseling/therapy,
case management and group work for clients of all ages, on and
off-site, including homes, shelters. You will work independently and as
part of an interdisciplinary team, within the framework of
anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory practices and determinants of
health, with an emphasis on prevention, empowerment and health
promotion.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • assess the psycho-social needs of individuals, families and
    couples and works with them to develop and implement meaningful and
    attainable plans;
  • provide supportive counseling, and therapy related to a variety of mental health issues;
  • provide crisis intervention;
  • advocate and promotes linkages and access to services that meet the needs of clients and community residents;
  • develop and facilitates groups on various psycho-social issues;
  • act as a resource person for staff, families, community groups, and agencies;
  • assist with the evaluation of program activities and the implementation of appropriate changes;
  • attend relevant team and community meetings, functions and events.

Qualifications

  • graduate degree in Social Work from a recognized university or an equivalent degree;
  • Certification or eligibility for membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;
  • Minimum 5 years counseling/therapy experience, preferably in a community-based human services organization;
  • additional supervised clinical training;
  • thorough knowledge of and proficiency on current assessment,
    psychotherapy, and psycho-social counseling techniques with
    individuals, families, couples, and groups;
  • ability to deal effectively with crises;
  • demonstrated ability, commitment to and knowledge of community health care, health promotion and community development;
  • extensive experience working within an anti-discrimination/anti-oppression framework;
  • demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment;
  • proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications;
  • experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally diverse practice population, and with colleagues;
  • excellent group facilitation skills
  • excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills;
  • second language, relevant to catchment area populations, is an asset

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, requirement to work flexible hours
Salary: Based on an annual salary range of $46,314-55,800 plus excellent benefits

Closing date: August 14, 2006

Interested candidates should mail or fax a resume along with a cover letter to

Program Director
The Four Villages Community Health Centre
1700 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON  M6P 4C3
Fax: (416) 604-3367

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those
selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be
conducted in September 2006.  

The Four Villages Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages resumes from people who are reflective of the
diverse communities we serve.