Bilingual Counselling Coordinator / Therapist 1

Regular full-time position

Starting June 2016

Under the direction of the Health Promotion and Counseling Team Program Director, and as a member of the Health Promotion and Counseling Team, the Counselling Team Coordinator is responsible for the efficient functioning and operations of the counselling team, including Violence Against Women programming, Intake, Youth counselling, Mental Health counselling, Keeping it Cool, counselling staff seconded from other agencies, and other programs that may be added.  The Coordinator also provides counselling / therapy to clients on a half-time basis.  This work is undertaken with a Population Health Framework that embodies the determinants of health.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work or another relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional training in clinical supervision of counsellors and therapists.
  • Member of an appropriate professional regulatory body (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers).
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience, preferably in a community setting.
  • Three to five years full-time counselling experience with progressive responsibility in a community setting, preferably in a health setting.  Experience and interest in working with marginalized and diverse clientele, such as low-income, high-needs, newcomer, and a variety of multicultural communities. Extensive knowledge of and experience with leading practices in counselling programs.
  • Experience with counselling techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, feminist therapy, motivational interviewing or solution-focused therapy and strength based practices preferred.
  • Familiarity with community development approaches to social work practice.
  • Experience in health promotion strategies including community development; experience writing proposals; strong presentation skills.
  • Experience in in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for programs.
  • Sound knowledge of general management principles, including financial and human resource management.
  • Strong critical analysis, problem-solving, planning, decision-making, leadership, organizational, and change management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and model teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to model “client centred” service delivery.
  • Experience in group education and knowledge of adult learning principles and experience in facilitating groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including Microsoft Office programs, client database software, and electronic record keeping in a client-service setting
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Under Carlington’s designation to provide French Language Services, this position requires the following proficiency in the French language:  French Oral Expression:  Advanced + ;  French Oral Comprehension:  Advanced + ;  French Reading:  Advanced +

Salary: $31.53 to $37.10 per hour + regular benefits

As a non-profit organization, we are accountable to our community for providing quality care.  For this reason, we can only consider applicants who clearly describe how their education, skills, and experience match each of the position requirements listed above in a separate 2 – 3 page attachment submitted with a résumé and cover letter.

Send applications with required materials (cover letter, resume, and attachment described above) to:  Program Director, HPCT Team, Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Rd. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8; fax: 613-761-1805; email   Quote  job reference  “CC TH HPCT-49W ” in subject header or subject line.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by 3:45 p.m.

If you need an accommodation during the selection process please let us know the nature of the accommodation.