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 We believe thriving children create thriving communities. To that end, we focus on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

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POSITION TITLE:  Psychometrist or Psychological Associate                 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired                 

LOCATION: 460 Main St. E., Suite 201, Hamilton, ON L8N 1K4    

HOURS OF WORK:  Dependent on qualifications

 Psychometrist/Psychological Associate

AGENCY OVERVIEW

Thrive is the only organization in Hamilton whose services and programs focus exclusively on helping children and youth who have been sexually victimized, children exhibiting concerning sexualized behaviours and children within the same family who are engaging with each other in concerning sexualized behaviours - and their non-offending parents/caregivers and families. 

We also offer Hamilton's only mental health trauma treatment program for immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families. We are recognized as the community experts in providing evidence based assessment, intervention and treatment services.

Between these two programs, we work with over 200 clients annually. This demand continues to increase, although the government funding we receive remains static year after year.  We are a very small agency doing very big things.

 JOB DESCRIPTION     

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services is looking for a Psychometrist or a Registered Psychological Associate who could support this service provision.  This position involves conducting evidence-based psychological assessments including the administration of psychological tests and specific measures and integrating test data with client history and clinical presentation, and preparing psychometric summaries.

QUALIFICATIONS:                  

  • Minimum Master's Level degree in the area of Mental Health including psychology or counselling, preferably from a degree program centered on assessment and treatment of psychiatric illness
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or other appropriate college
  • If applying as a Registered Psychological Associate – one must be a member in good standing with the COP
  • If applying as a Psychometrist with Psychology – one must be a member of CRPO, registered as an RP or on route to membership with the COP
  • Minimum one to three-years’ experience working in a child focused, community based mental health setting conducting evidenced-based psychological assessment and treatment
  • Experience working with children who have been sexually victimized would be an asset
  • Demonstrated compliance with the ethical and professional practice standards of the profession
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to collaborate with community resources and services, and to advocate for the needs of clients
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills required for assessment reports
  • Possess competency and experience with an appropriate range of psychological tests, measures, and assessment techniques
  • Committed to anti-oppressive values of justice, equity, respect of the beliefs and traditions of others
  • Committed to the agency values of inclusiveness, service excellence and compassion

RESPONSIBILITIES:                 

  • Under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, scores and interprets designated psychological tests and measures, and integrates test data with client history and clinical presentation into a psychometric summary report
  • Data entry and storage of psychometric data in accordance with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing,  American Psychological Association, 2014
  • Participates in clinical research and evaluative projects related to psychology and sexual abuse treatment
  • Contributes to formal educational programs and in-service teaching of professional staff at THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services

Please apply in writing or e-mail to the attention of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building an inclusive process that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Executive Director at 905-523-1020 ext. 211

POSITION TITLE: Clinical Therapist (12-month contract)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2020 at 4pm

LOCATION: 460 Main St. E., Suite 201, Hamilton, ON L8N 1K4       

HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 with some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required

 

Clinical Therapist (12-month contract)

Agency overview

Thrive is the only organization in Hamilton whose services and programs focus exclusively on helping children and youth who have been sexually victimized, children exhibiting concerning sexualized behaviours and children within the same family who are engaging with each other in concerning sexualized behaviours - and their non-offending parents/caregivers and families. 

We also offer Hamilton's only mental health trauma treatment program for immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families. We are recognized as the community experts in providing evidence based assessment, intervention and treatment services.

Clinical Therapist: Purpose of Position

To conduct individual assessments, provide individual and family therapy and case management (in accordance to clinical best practice) to children, youth, and their family members who are obtaining service at Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services.  To oversee treatment plans and ensure that the recommended treatment goals are implemented in a holistic, effective, and evidence-based manner. Clinical services may be delivered to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, intrafamilial sexual abuse, engaged in sexualized behaviours, or who have sexually offended.  A Clinical Therapist will, as a function of their role, liaise with community partners/services in order to ensure the continuity of care for their clients.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services utilizes a multi-modal approach in order to provide clinical service to children, youth, and their family members.  Clinical services/treatment may involve a combination of individual, family, and group therapy.  The Clinical Therapist assumes direct responsibility for the provision of case planning, which may include community partnering: 

  1. Provides case planning by performing such tasks as:
  • Conduct comprehensive individual assessments (in accordance to agreed-upon practice);
  • Participate in formulation of treatment plans and regularly review treatment goals/plans
  • Liaise with community partners;
  • When required, advocate for the needs and rights of their clients/families;
  • Attend court-related appointments (when required), or other client related community meetings;
  • Discharge planning;
  • Maintenance of clinical records and appropriate recording of case-related activities in accordance with professional regulations/standards, or agency polices;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Clinical Services or their designate.
  1. Provides clinical/treatment services:
  • Provide evidence-based individual and family therapy;
  • Participate in regular peer and individual supervision;
  • Provide clinical consultation to peers when necessary.
  • Attend educational/training sessions (when required) in order to carry-out duties as a Clinical Therapist;
  • Participate in professional development activities to ensure a high level of knowledge, i.e. attendance at meetings, conferences, trainings etc.
  • Support research projects and program evaluation
  • Supervise students where indicated;
  1. Administration
  • Participate in staff team meeting
  • Support the data collection and management to ensure the data meets the agency’s requirements.
  • Participate at community tables representing Thrive’s interests.
  1. Qualifications, Clinical Knowledge, and Skills:
  • A Masters Level Degree in Social Work (or equivalent) from an accredited university of recognized standing;
  • Graduate level training in psychometrics, to allow for the administration, scoring and interpreting of a variety of psychometrics.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical best practices in the area of intrafamilial sexual abuse, children exhibiting sexualized behaviours and youth who have harmed sexually;
  • Strong knowledge in applicable theories and evidence-based treatment modalities;
  • Understanding of related/applicable legal and legislative procedures (CFSA, PHIPA, YCJA, etc.);
  • Ability to function within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Sound verbal and written communication;
  • Excellent organizational skills;

Please apply in writing or e-mail to the attention of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building an inclusive process that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Executive Director at 905-523-1020 ext. 211

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The CHML/Y108 Children’s Fund is respected in the community for providing vital funding to, and of ongoing awareness of, children’s causes, programs and services in the Hamilton/Burlington area.

 

The CHML/Y108 Children’s Fund has been a generous supporter of Thrive for many years, donating over $40,000 to our programs and services. This year, we are hoping to receive additional funds to go towards treatment of the children and youth we serve in our community.

Today, Thrive is participating in Ontario Dress Purple Day! 💜

Ontario Dress Purple Day is a campaign that speaks up for every child and youth’s right to safety and well-being and for social service supports that keep families strong.

We hope you’ll join us and wear your purple gear to show your support!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this Sunday for our inaugural Walk Off the Turkey for Thrive event! Thanks to you, we raised a grand total of $6,200!

We are so grateful for the tremendous turnout and generosity of our donors and participants during this event. These funds will go towards direct client services to help more children and youth in our comunities get the help they need. 

Donations continue to come through, and with it being Child Abuse Awareness Month we are aiming to raise $7,000 by the end of October. Please consider making an online donation to show your support and help us reach our goal!

A HUGE thank you again to everyone who joined us... families, friends, and four-legged pals!

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