Status:  Casual Contract

Pay Scale:  $34.933 to $36.598/hour

Pension: Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Start Date:  ASAP

The LGBT2SQ+ Mental Health Counsellors provide single session/brief narrative focused therapy specifically to individuals within the LGBT2SQ+ community as well as the general public.  The LGBT2SQ+ Mental Health Counsellors strives help clients develop new knowledge and skills, and find resilience and hope within a by the community for the community framework.

These positions and are part of the Counselling Connect initiative which provides same day/next day access to single session counselling for individuals in Ottawa and the surrounding region.



  • Masters of Social Work, or Masters of Education (Counselling) or equivalent degree.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with CCAP or OASW/OCSWSSW/ or the College of Psychotherapy.
  • Minimum of two (2) years counselling experience.
  • Experience in short-term, single session, strength-based, narrative counselling approaches.
  • High sensitivity to psychosocial, social, mental health and health needs of LGBT2SQ+ clients.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and system/resources.
  • Experience working with diversity within the LGBT2SQ+ populations (i.e.  LGBT2SQ+ newcomers/refugees; trans clients)
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive framework
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Is part of the LGBT2SQ+  community and comfortable in working within a “by the community for the community” framework

Language designation:

English, written and spoken (French and other languages are an asset)

How to “express an interest” for this opportunity:

Submit your letter of interest along with your résumé to  Applications will be
reviewed as they come in.

Please note the following:

  • The subject line of your email should read “LGBT2SQ+ Mental Health Counsellor – Casual”
  • The file name for your resume should read: “(last name)_(first name)_ Resume”
  • The file name for your cover letter should read: “(last name)_(first name)_ Cover Letter”

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.

Candidates requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact us at so arrangements can be made.  CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce and as such all applicants are welcome.