Registered Social Worker/ Registered Psychotherapist

Company Information
At The Family Counselling Centre we provide essential services that directly strengthen our community, promote individual well-being, and preserve family life. We are an established accredited agency, a member of Family Service Ontario, and proud to be a United Way Funded Partner. As a community based not-for-profit organization we deliver diverse programs in Lambton County. Our programs provide strategies to deal with life stresses and assist in developing interpersonal relationship skills. We believe in meaningful work with significant impact. We recognize everyday challenges and offer positive solutions to changes lives.
Job Title
Registered Social Worker/ Registered Psychotherapist
Reports To
Clinical Supervisor and Programs Manager
Position Type
1 year contract (0.80 FTE)
Hours of Work
28 hours/week
M, T, F; 9am-5pm, with Wednesday & Thursday 1pm-8pm
Temporary Work from Home
Temporary Remote Work available due to COVID-19, as required.
Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
  • 4 Weeks of Vacation
  • Free Parking
  • Teamwork Environment
  • Continuous Development; ongoing Professional Development
Position Information

Our Counsellors are responsible for providing direct social work service to clients in accordance with Centre policy and programs. They have sound knowledge of social work practices, experience in solution-focused therapy, with excellent interpersonal skills. They are driven to provide superior service and take action to provide positive solutions. This position will report directly to the Clinical Supervisor and Programs Manager located in our Sarnia office.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides clinical services, including assessment and referral, short-term and long-term counselling with individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients, as appropriate.
  • Maintains records and statistics in accordance with agency procedures.
  • Engages with Family, Couple, and Individual Counselling Team by participating in FCC programs; preventive education, community awareness, and family-life education.
  • Collaboratively works with all FCC staff in ongoing evaluations of community needs, current program status, and delivery of programs.
  • Serves on appropriate committees as assigned within the community and FCC.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge about the range of services provided by FCC and by other community service providers.
  • Actively engages in professional development opportunities as required to ensure proficiency in best practice approaches
  • To complete any additional duties, not outlined above, as deemed necessary by the Clinical
  • Manager and Programs Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications
  • 5 years of experience providing various therapeutic modalities including strength-based short term solution-focused therapy and counselling to families, couples and individuals.
  • Experience with group work will be considered an asset.
  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist, or member of CAMFT is considered an asset.
  • Experience providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children, LGBTQIA2, and indigenous individuals is considered an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Willingness to travel as required within the Lambton County area.
  • Exerts a professional and respectful etiquette at all times.
  • Familiar with MS Suite;, proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe
  • Ability to provide services virtually using; MS Teams,, Zoom
  • Maintains a remote confidential workspace (temporarily, due to COVID-19).
  • Bilingualism in both official languages of Canada is preferred, but not required.
Minimum  Qualifications
  • A Masters of Social Work Degree or a Masters in Counselling degree from an accredited University.
  • Registration and active membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (RSW) or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (RP).
  • Ability to work 2 evenings per week (Wednesday & Thursday 1pm-8pm).
  • A current satisfactory criminal reference check, including a vulnerable sector check
Next Steps

Please send your cover letter and resume to Carina Best at: by noon on June 20, 2021. We appreciate all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

FCC maintains a respectful and professional working environment and has implemented the following precautions during COVID-19;

• Personal protective equipment provided or required

• Social distancing guidelines in place

• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

The Family Counselling Centre is committed to being an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals including persons of all genders and sexual orientations,persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities.

Family Counselling Centre is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact our Human Resources. This document is available in an alternate format, upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability.

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