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.

Requirements:

Essential

  • 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 jobs@centretownchc.org.  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 jobs@centretownchc.org so arrangements can be made.  CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce and as such all applicants are welcome.