CYMH Youth Independence Counsellor

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Hours of Work

47.25 hours per bi-week (Part Time)

Position Summary

The Youth Independence Counsellor is responsible for providing a range of counselling and supports for youth who are, or will be transitioning to independence, and who may be experiencing social, emotional, behavioral or psychiatric problems. Provide coping strategies and skill development training that will enable the youth to function effectively.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Identify and address independence planning needs of each youth 

  • Provide consultation to and collaborate with other staff, agencies and professionals in the provision of services to youth

  • Be familiar with and provide services in compliance with relevant legislation, ministry regulations and standards, and agency policies and procedures

  • Complete required documentation in accordance with prescribed agency, ministry and legal standards

  • Manage a caseload that includes ongoing assessment, planning and therapeutic interventions as requried

  • Provde crisis intervention services to youth as required, in collaboration with the Child and Youth Mental Health Team

  • Skill and ability to engage therapeutically with all clients

  • Knowledge of trauma theory and developmental trauma

  • Demonstrated adult and child teaching skills


Fort Frances, Ontario (may include some travel)


  • An awareness of Indigenous issues, including knowledge of the communities, family structure, customs and traditions, is an asset

  • Minimum post-secondary diploma in Social Services or a related field

  • Five years experience working with youth and families


  • Must possess a valid Class G Ontario Driver's Licence and have access to a reliable vehicle with OPCF6A Insurance endorsement and minimum of $1000 000.00 Liability

  • Clear criminal reference check, Clear Vulnerable Sector check, Clear Internal Records Check and a Clear Driver’s Abstract

Salary: $31,633 - $48,002.50 (MSW)

Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume by January 28, 2019 to:

Human Resources Department
Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services
820 Lakeview Drive
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3P7

Fax No. (807) 467-5539

We would like to thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our Agency is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process..