Clinical Counsellor

  • Full Time
  • Hamilton
  • Oct 7, 2022

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

Helping make life better.





Catholic Family Services of Hamilton (CFS) is a nonprofit, multi-service agency providing counselling, case management, education and support to families, couples and individuals living in Hamilton, Halton and the surrounding area. We offer a warm, collaborative, and mission-focused work environment that will provide you with the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on your community.

As Clinical Counsellor, you will provide intake, assessment and support to individuals, couples, groups and families facing a variety of presenting issues or crisis situations requiring evidence-based, virtual or in person counselling in the greater Hamilton area. You practice the feminist model in the provision of anti-violence counselling services to women, children and men and help clients select goals to maximize motivation, capacity and opportunity. You maintain standards of ethical professional practice and engage in clinical supervision as needed.

Your depth of knowledge in mental health, addiction/harm reduction approach, engaging mandated clients, short-term counselling, educational group facilitation, case management, risk assessment and intervention will serve you well in dealing with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. In addition, your knowledge in partner abuse, child abuse, couples’ therapy, parent/child attachment and infant mental health makes you a great asset.

You have a general understanding of the criminal justice system & courts, and will be collaborating with probation officers, parole boards, the Domestic Violence Court, local police, Crown attorney’s office and other community partners.

This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed professional with a Master’s degree in Counselling/Social Work or an equivalent education and 3-5 years of experience. Must be a regulated Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

You excel in clinical judgement, ethics, professional standards, empathy, outstanding communication skills, active listening skills and understanding responsibility regarding confidentiality and boundaries. You are proficient at timely and accurate client documentation using electronic charting software and managing reports and statistical information. You are flexible to work evenings and weekends and travel off-site to community locations as needed.

How to apply:

Please reply with a resume and letter of intent indicating which position you are applying for, to:

Human Resources Coordinator
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton
460 Main St. E Unit 404
Hamilton, ON L8N 1K4

All communications will be held in strict and professional confidence. CFS would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered will be contacted.

CFS is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ and others who contribute to greater diversity of perspectives.

CFS is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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