Mental Health Clinician (Children’s Services)


Website Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Posting Closes: January 2, 204 at 5:00pm

About Us:

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. We serve everyone from children to adults to seniors, all under one roof. Our programs help individuals and families to lead lives filled with meaning and promise. We have 400 staff at offices in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Fergus, and Mount Forest.

We are fully accredited by Accreditation Canada and are proud of our Exemplary Status (the highest standing) received at our most recent accreditation exercise (2019).

Why Join our Team:

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and generous benefits supporting the wellness of our staff. We are proud to be members of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) offering one of Canada’s largest and most respected defined benefit plans.

Career Development Opportunities: Our wide range of services and supports allows for varied opportunities for career growth. Our multi-disciplinary approach to care offers cross collaboration and enhanced opportunities for learning. A formal succession planning process is key to our internal leadership recruitment.

Values that include: Mutual Respect, Accountability, Integrity and Excellence and Innovation and a culture that is welcoming and inclusive.

Commitment to Health and Safety – We have a strong health and safety culture at CMHA WW and work tirelessly to address the health and safety needs of staff and the people we serve.

The Opportunity:

We are recruiting for a MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN (Children’s Services)

This a contract full-time position until November 29, 2024 (35 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with evening hours as needed) based at 234 St. Patrick St. E. Fergus.

Reporting to the Manager, Children’s Services, the successful candidate will be committed to assisting parents, children, and youth to establish healthy relationships. This will include providing comprehensive assessments, clinical services, and consultation to community partners and group support. The successful candidate will provide recovery oriented counseling and support to children, youth, and their families with mental health and/or addiction challenges.


Masters level degree in psychology, social work or relevant health or social science field
Registration with relevant college/registering body
Three or more years of related experience working with children/youth with mental health/addictions issues
Well-developed assessment, intervention and support skills
Ability to work well under pressure in a team environment and also independently
Knowledge of a broad range of mental health, addiction and concurrent issues
Knowledge of our system’s mental health and addiction supports and resources
Knowledge and understanding or previous DBT training in individual and group.
Knowledge and understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Practices
Knowledge or training in Attachment Theory
Good organizational, communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
Demonstrated sound clinical and practical judgement
Ability to work collaboratively in a busy inter-disciplinary setting and with formal and informal community resources
Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to social and cultural diversity
Well-developed knowledge base of the various service systems within the catchment area
Demonstrated belief in the values and philosophy of CMHA WW
Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook and various data base software
A valid driver’s license, vehicle and insurance, as travel is required

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements.

CLASSIFICATION AND RATE OF PAY: Level 6 (OPSEU) – $34.28 TO $41.78 per hour

CMHA WW, as an equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Successful candidates must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or documentation requesting an exemption under the Human Rights Code.

Other key search terms: Social Worker, Therapist, Counsellor

3 year(s): Counselling
3 year(s): Children’s Mental Health
Master’s degree or better in Social Work or related field
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Social Worker
Group Therapy


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