Job Description

Start Date: 2023-04-03Posting End Date: 2023-03-31Compensation Amount: – $58,076 to $73,655 per annum, MSW, MEd, MA – $64,191 to $81,409How To Apply: By EmailApply To: cchaput@phoenixctr.com

Family and Child Therapists provide evidence-informed clinical therapeutic support and case management to children/youth up to the age of 18, and their families. Therapists address a range of issues, including mental health concerns, and emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric symptoms that may be impacting function at home, school, socially, or in the community.Therapists also work directly with parents to support the strengthening of proactive parenting and establish an understanding of trauma and attachment and the impact these factors may have on the family system. Intervention strategies are determined following the completion of an intake, and thorough family assessment in collaboration with the child/youth and family.Therapists are also expected to understand the value of brief therapy and provide support to agency clients through the provision of single-session therapy.Working as a Child and Family Therapist here’s what you will get to do:

  • Be part of a growing, dynamic, and learning-focused organization that believes in building a healthy community by supporting the mental health of children/youth and their families.
  • Complete thorough family assessments and treatment plans, including clinical impressions. Implement treatment goals through a wide range of therapeutic modalities, as well as psychoeducation as needed.
  • Provide case management for clients with multiple and complex needs. This includes referrals to internal/external programs and attending meetings with Community Partners
  • Support our brief therapy program using a brief single-session approach.
  • Provide therapeutic groups and presentations to Phoenix Centre clients, and in the community, as required.
  • Build and maintain effective interactions with colleagues focused on individual, team, and agency success.
  • Participate in quality assurance, evaluation, and research activities, as required.


Benefits: Health & Dental, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and RRSP plan. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick and personal days.https://phoenixctr.com/join-us/

Job Requirements

Here is what you will need:

  • BSW, MSW, MEd, MA, registration with the appropriate governing body and at least 2 years of experience within a children’s mental health setting.
  • An in-depth knowledge of and experience with theories, principles, and practices related to mental health
  • An understanding of the risks and benefits of accessing services and living within a rural community.We are looking for an exceptional individual who has:•       Sound knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities including but not limited to, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Trauma-informed, and Attachment-based therapy. Internal training is provided ongoingly.•       Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development and family systems.•       Knowledge of community and agency programs including transitional-age youth and adult services.•       Demonstrated sound judgment related to the development of collaborative approaches to working with children/youth and their families, including high-risk circumstances and safety planning.•       Ability to demonstrate and work through a lens of sensitivity to diversity related to race, religion, culture, cognitive functioning, poverty, sexual orientation, and gender identity, etc.•       Sound knowledge of anti-oppressive practices and ability to implement them in work with children, youth, and families.•       Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, exercising professional judgment in conflictual and stressful situations.•       Workshop and group facilitation skills utilizing evidence-based practices.•       Ability to ensure that the client record is maintained as per agency standards.•       Advanced written language skills and ability to complete documentation within given timelines.•       Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one evening/week up to 7:00 p.m. and one evening/week up to 5:00pm, to accommodate the needs of the children/youth and families we serve.•       Access to a reliable vehicle and the ability to travel to other community-based settings as needed.