Careers

 

Calming Tree Counselling (CTC) is an innovative, inclusive and dynamic private counselling practice established in the Doon South Area. While we are a fairly new agency, our practice has grown rapidly. Our office at 10 Pioneer Drive in Kitchener is located in the under-serviced south end in an accessible professional building.  At CTC our counsellors employ a personalized, holistic and client-centred approach that ensures clients feel safe, respected and understood.


 

 

Position:
Clinical Registered Social Worker - Children's Counsellor

*This is a Sub-Contractor Position*

At CTC our counsellors employ a personalized, holistic and client-centred approach that ensures clients feel safe, respected and understood.

The successful candidate will provide the following:

  • Play-based or child-focused counselling to children ages 3 – 13 years old dealing with a variety of presenting concerns including grief, trauma, separation/divorce, anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Work alongside parents and families providing counselling support, education and strategies to support their children
  • Create, implement and document treatment plans in a professional and timely manner as per OCSWSSW standards

Hours: 10-25 clinical daytime hours per week

Education:

  • Master of Social Work from an educational institution recognized by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • In good standing with the OCSWSSW
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in mental health/clinical setting
  • Training and experience in a preferred modality, e.g. EMDR, CBT, Solution focused, Narrative therapy, Play therapy, Art therapy, etc.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of counselling interventions and clinical practice with children and youth
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fostered team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent time management skills as it pertains to scheduling and documentation
  • Cultural competence and work with diverse populations is an asset

Requirements:

  • Availability to work evening hours and potential daytime hours
  • Ability to work occasional Saturdays
  • Clear vulnerable sector police check
  • Familiarity with virtual counselling techniques
  • Possesses independent liability insurance

Note: This position is currently for a part-time sub-contractor. There is the potential to build to a full-time position. Calming Tree Counselling will provide the successful candidate with a supportive environment, access to online booking software and website presence while a caseload is established. While in lockdown the candidate will be working virtually, a return to in-person counselling is anticipated when restrictions are lifted. The children’s counselling office is fully furnished with tools required for play-based counselling. Our office receives referrals and requests for a variety of concerns. We work with children, youth and families wanting to improve communication, coping skills, emotional and behavioural concerns for their children, relationships and themselves.

CTC is dedicated to hiring counsellors that reflect the diversity of our community. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@calmingtree.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that we will only contact those selected for the interview process.

Pay: This position is a ratio paid position, the format of the ratios will be discussed at time of interview. Approximate starting  wage is $60.00+ per hour.

COVID-19 considerations:

We are currently working remotely due to government requirements. The successful candidate will need to feel comfortable working virtually until we can return to in-person counselling. The office has strict COVID-19 protocols in place for staff and client

 

 
Position:
Registered Social Worker - Part-time

*This is a sub-contractor position*

The counsellors at CTC employ a personalized, holistic, and client-centred approach that ensures clients feel safe, respected, and understood. Any new member of our team will be expected to reflect these values within their practice.

Position Responsibilities 

A successful candidate for this position will provide the following:

  • Integrative, client-centered counselling with individuals and couples dealing with a variety of presenting concerns including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, separation/divorce, stress management, etc.
  • The maintenance and safekeeping of confidential client information in the form of verbal disclosures, written session notes, and any additional paperwork that may arise.
  • The effective creation, implementation, and documentation of treatment plans and notes in a professional and timely manner in compliance with OCSWSSW standards.
  • The demonstration of continued learning and ongoing education through conferences, training, workshops, or certification programs.
  • Practice in compliance with all ethical guidelines and standards as per OCSWSSW standards.
  • Adherence to all office policies and procedures set in place by CTC.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, and effective communication with all other counsellors at CTC, as well as administrative staff.

Hours and Rate of Pay

  • A successful candidate for this position will be expected to work 10-25 clinical hours per week.
  • This position is a ratio paid position, the format of the ratios will be discussed at time of interview. Approximate starting  wage is $60.00+ per hour.


Required Qualifications for the Position 

Education

  • Master of Social Work from an education institution that is recognized by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Possess good standing with the OCSWSSW.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a mental health or clinical setting.
  • Training and experience in a preferred modality of counselling (e.g. EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, DBT, etc.).

Professional Skills

  • Possess knowledge and understanding of counselling interventions, as well as clinical practice with individuals and couples.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fostered team environment and encourage others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Excellent time management skills as it pertains to scheduling clients and documentation.
  • Strong cultural competence and an ability to work with diverse populations in an inclusive way.

Additional Requirements

  • An ability to work flexible hours (e.g. nights and weekends).
  • A valid vulnerable sector police check within the last 60 days.
  • Must possess independent liability insurance.

Note: This position is currently for a part-time independent contractor. However, there is the potential to build up to a full-time position. Flexible hours are available with the expectation to work two evenings a week and occasional Saturdays.

Additional Info About Calming Tree Counselling 

This position is currently for a part-time sub-contractor. There is the potential to build to a full-time position. Calming Tree Counselling will provide the successful candidate with a supportive environment, access to online booking software and website presence while a caseload is established. While in lockdown the candidate will be working virtually, a return to in-person counselling is anticipated when restrictions are lifted.  Our office receives referrals and requests for a variety of concerns.

CTC is dedicated to hiring counsellors that reflect the diversity of our community. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@calmingtree.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that we will only contact those selected for the interview process.

COVID-19 considerations:

We are currently working remotely due to government requirements. The successful candidate will need to feel comfortable working virtually until we can return to in-person counselling. The office has strict COVID-19 protocols in place for staff and client

 

Calming Tree Counselling (CTC) is an innovative, inclusive and dynamic private counselling practice that has been newly established in the Doon South area. While we are a fairly new agency, our practice has grown rapidly and our team is ready to add a new member. Our office at 10 Pioneer Drive in Kitchener is located in the under-serviced south end in an accessible professional building.  At CTC our counsellors employ a personalized, holistic and client-centred approach that ensures clients feel safe, respected and understood.

Currently Seeking:

Experienced Couples Counsellor

At this time we are specifically looking for a skilled, experienced Couples Counsellor who has a minimum of one year experience working clinically, either in private practice or within an organization. Those with differing practice specialties are still welcome to apply.
This position is currently for a part-time independent contractor. There is the potential to build to a full-time position. Flexible hours are available with the expectation to work two evenings a week and occasional Saturdays.


Calming Tree Counselling will provide the successful candidate with a supportive environment, access to online booking software and website presence while a caseload is established. Our office receives referrals and requests for a variety of relationship concerns. We work with those wanting to improve their relationships with themselves, partner, loved ones, co-workers or community. 

The position requires sound counselling skills, strong oral and written communication (progress notes) and abilities that support rapport building, teamwork and problem resolution.
The position also requires maintenance of billing records and scheduling according to office procedures and other duties as required. Cultural competence and work with diverse populations is an asset.

The successful applicant will be a Registered Social Worker and be in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Work and carry current liability insurance. CTC is dedicated to hiring counsellors that reflect the diversity of our community. We invite candidates from diverse communities to apply. CTC is an equal opportunity employer.
This post closes Friday December 1st, 2017