Family and Child Therapist

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  • Post Date: June 11, 2019
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Family and Child Therapist

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Posted: June 11th 2019
Salary: $53,000-$61,000 per year
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County. Located off of Highway 60, our community is 90 minutes west of Ottawa and 90 minutes hours east of Algonquin Park.

We are currently recruiting for a Family and Child Therapist. This is a full-time, permanent position.

The Family and Child Therapist reports to the Adult Mental Health Counsellor and is responsible for providing specialized clinical and therapeutic mental health services to children, youth and families and the on-going development of child and youth mental health and addiction services.

  • Bachelor of Social Work with a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and families in the mental health field
  • Registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Professional liability insurance (i.e. Canadian Association of Social Workers)
  • A minimum of a valid class “G” driver’s licence and access to a dependable vehicle


  • Child, youth and family clinical counselling and therapeutic interventions
  • Mental health services for interdisciplinary care
  • Aboriginal mental health issues with some knowledge of traditional healing practices
  • Mental health legislation, mandates, standards of practice, policies and procedures


  • Provide counselling, therapy, brief intervention, crisis intervention and group therapy to children, youth and their families
  • Provide mental health services to clients one-on-one and in group settings.
  • Specialized therapeutic interventions training and certificates, an asset
  • Research, analyze, conceptualize and organize
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in the use of computers and software

Personal Suitability:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Tact, discretion and a professional level of confidentiality.
  • Possess a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, reliable and thorough
  • Sensitive to aboriginal culture and values
Additional Information
Closing: June 20, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Proof of registration with the Ontario College of Social Service Workers and Social Service Workers and annual compliance with the quality assurance continuing competence program to maintain membership
  • Proof of professional liability insurance
  • Provide an acceptable Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proof of a minimum of a class G driver’s licence and a driver’s abstract

Application Procedure:

Interested persons must submit a resume demonstrating how the basic requirements are met and the names and day contact telephone numbers of your three previous employer or employment reference names. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the complete job description and statement of qualifications.

Applications will be accepted in person or through the mail only in a sealed envelope marked personal and confidential and addressed to the attention of the contact person. No faxed or electronic applications will be accepted. The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation has the right to short-list for interview purposes to the five most qualified persons. To obtain a job description, please contact the name below.

Screening Procedure:

The Board will screen all applications as presented.  Applicants will be screened on the following:

  • Conflict of Interest-the applicant must not be a member of the supervisor’s immediate family
  • Resume – the Board will review the contents of the application to ensure the applicant meets the basic requirements as identified in this ad
  • References – the Board will conduct reference checks as part of the hiring process.

If sending your resume by mail, please send it to:

Sandra Wright, Adult Mental Health Counsellor
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
1643 Mishomis Inamo, Box 86,
Pikwakanagan, Ontario K0J 1X0

Contact Information
Sandra Wright, Adult Mental Health Counsellor
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan
469 Kokomis Inamo,
Pikwakanagan, Ontario
K0J 1X0

Phone: 613-625-1551

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