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Job Type: Job
Closing Date: September 21, 2018

Position:          Counsellor                                            Hourly Rate:    $27.66 – $34.40         

Reports to:      Clinical Supervisor / Manager                 Location:         Sault Ste. Marie

Status:             Casual / Relief                                     Reference #:   CCS-0818-03


  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) or Masters in Counselling plus two (2) or more years of professional experience in children's mental health or related field preferred or B.S.W./B.A. in a related field plus five (5) or more years professional experience.
  • Registration with appropriate regulatory college is required.
  • Skill in a variety of cognitive-based, post-crisis intervention, solution-focused and brief therapy techniques with children, youth and families.
  • Skill in evidence-informed clinical interventions for children, youth and families.
  • Ability to work effectively with children, youth and families in a therapeutic goal-oriented way.
  • Thorough knowledge of child, youth and family development (psychological, emotional, physical, social).
  • High level of maturity and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated leadership qualities with competence in making and implementing decisions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and negotiate effectively within an interdisciplinary team, across the agency, with collateral agencies/professionals including the medical community at both a front-line and systems level.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental health resources.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Proficiency with computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and data MIS.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, ability to travel and use of a personal vehicle.

·         Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.

·         Ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset


Duties and Responsibilities; Please refer to attached job description

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the OPSEU. 


Algoma Family Services (AFS) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve.   AFS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.


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