Website ChildrensMHLG Children's Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville

Posting Date: November 17th, 2021

Position:                    Full Time – Counselling Therapist – Brief Services

Location:                    Serving Leeds & Grenville (Brockville office)

Hours of Work:          35 hours per week, flexibility is required, Monday to Friday

Job Summary:           Brief Services is a quick response team that provides initial assessment, crisis response, and brief intervention to children, youth and families, struggling with mental health difficulties.  The Counselling Therapist will also provide service in the walk in clinics.  Evening work will be required.


  • Masters degree in a relevant social sciences field preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences or in a social sciences field required;
  • Currently registered, or eligible for registration, in a relevant regulatory body (CRPO, OCSWSSW);
  • Experience in child/youth, group and family counseling in areas including (but not limited to) trauma, anxiety, suicide risk assessment, crisis intervention;
  • Experience in collaborating work with schools and community partners;
  • Experience and specialized training in the following areas is considered an asset:
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy;
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dyadic Development Psychotherapy
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and community resources;
  • Outstanding client service and a family centred focus;
  • Demonstrated assessment skills;
  • Full use of a car and be able to transport clients and hold appropriate insurance; and
  • Knowledge working with various computer programs including Microsoft Teams.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments;
  • Ability to follow organizational guidelines, professional standards, regulations and principals;
  • Effective demonstration of reliability and integrity;
  • Ability to adapt to change;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Striving for continual learning and improvement opportunities;
  • Clear decision making abilities;
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills;
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team; and
  • Effective problem solving skills.


  • Salary ($56,578 – $69,946 per annum);
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package;
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans;
  • Employee Assistance Plan;
  • Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) membership;
  • Extensive Training and Development opportunities;
  • Paid vacation days, starting with 3 weeks’ vacation per year (prorated first year of employment);
  • Paid sick days;
  • Flexible work schedule;
  • Wellness Program; and
  • Extraordinary, fun, friendly, compassionate, dedicated group of colleagues!

Anticipated Start Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date: Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Please submit a cover letter and resume (files in PDF or Word format) to:

Maureen Crawford, Finance and Human Resources Director

Email: (state the Job Posting #2021-12E in the subject line)

For more information, please contact

Kaveh Khanverdi, Program Director, Brief Services –

Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville believes in equal opportunity employment and values the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville will make all necessary accommodations available during the recruitment and selection process, taking into account individual accessibility needs.  Please advise prior to interview if you require an accommodation during this process.

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