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Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC) - ATLAS (Adolescent Day Hospital) - Casual - Markham Site


Clinical Professionals/Allied Health --> Child and Youth Counsellor

Job Location

Markham, Ontario

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Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What We Need:

The Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC) will work in collaboration with the Child Psychiatrist and the Child and Adolescent team to deliver evidence-based clinical care in a hospital-based Day treatment setting. The Child and Youth Counsellor will be responsible for: group/program planning and facilitation; support to a Section 23 classroom; treatment planning, implementation and monitoring; orientation of clients and families to the program; and, ongoing contact with family systems to enhance required treatment collaboration. The successful candidate must be practiced and proficient in the implementation and monitoring of SMART goals for individual clients and must possess superior crisis intervention and behaviour management skills while interacting with clients in a manner consistent with client treatment plans. The CYCs work in a multidisciplinary team which includes collaboration with Section 23 teachers, Social Workers and Psychiatrists. CYC’s must be flexible and able to transfer clinical skills into community settings. CYC’s must be capable and willing to engage in daily physical activity and role-model healthy living. The CYC will participate in team rounds and communicate regularly with resources both inside and outside the program.


What you bring to the role:


  • Child and Youth Care diploma or Child and Youth Care with an associated bachelors degree (i.e. psychology)
  • A minimum of 4-6 years of recent clinical experience in a children’s mental health setting with priority to candidates with experience in working with youth with complex needs, or youth in a day hospital or day treatment setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of a clinical setting, and child welfare legislation
  • Demonstrated exceptional clinical leadership and team collaboration in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children, adolescents and their families
  • Experience in therapeutic program planning and evaluation
  • Experience and proficiency in group facilitation
  • Proven excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and time management skills and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • An extensive knowledge of community resources
  • Proven abilities to work effectively both independently and as a member of the team
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required


Work schedule:


The successful candidate will be available to work 8 hour day shifts, Monday to Friday.


Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.





$35.37 - $41.28 per hour


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI




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Non - Union