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Clinical Intake Supervisor | Full Time Permanent (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for over 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

We are looking for a full time Clinical Intake Supervisor to oversee and coordinate referrals to the Assessment Directed Therapy (ADT) Program, the Child Victim Witness Support Program (CVWSP) and the Internet Child Exploitation Program (ICE).

 

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • A Master’s level degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent education/experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and management skills for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Sound knowledge of the field of trauma, the effects of trauma on children, youth and their families, and child and adolescent development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidenced informed crisis intervention. Clinical experience with children and youth is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills.
  • Ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Experience coordinating statistical reports based on funding requirements and quality improvement frameworks.
  • Proficient computer skills including database management skills. Working knowledge of Child & Youth Information System (CYSIS) is considered an asset.
  • Ability to speak languages other than English is an asset.

 

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:
  • Supervise and provide clinical consultation to a team of intake staff.
  • Provide training and consultation on crisis intervention responses and safety assessment/planning for intake staff.
  • Oversee the accuracy and completeness of referrals, in both paper and electronic form.
  • Communicate and collaborate with agency and community service referrals sources, justice partners, child protection and private practitioners.
  • Complete intake screening, referral forms and other documentation, as required.
  • Schedule and conduct intake meetings with clients, as required.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely processing and assignment of referrals to all relevant clinical programs.
  • Oversee program evaluation and satisfaction survey distribution.
  • Collect and prepare quarterly statistical reports for funders.
  • Participate in clinical and program team meetings, all-staff meetings and other relevant meetings, as required.

 

HERE”S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child & Family Therapist | Full Time 18 Month, Contract (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families. The Assessment Directed Therapy (ADT) Program offers services to children and youth (ages 4-17), as well as their supportive caregivers, in the period immediately following disclosure of child sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse/assault, neglect, traumatic grief and/or the exposure to community or family violence. The goal of the program is to conduct trauma assessments to evaluate the impact of the event(s) and provide therapy based on the assessment findings.

Boost CYAC is seeking a full time Child & Family Therapist to provide therapeutic support to children, youth and families engaged in ADT clinical services.

 

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • An MSW or equivalent degree/diploma.
  • Sound knowledge of the field of childhood trauma (particularly complex, development and inter-generational trauma) and child and adolescent development.
  • Experience providing evidenced-based and/or evidenced informed trauma assessment and treatment strategies to children, youth and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams of multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Experience and ability to screen for suicidality and to develop safety plans.
  • Ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a calm demeanor and positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills.
  • Experience and ability to write professional clinical reports and other documents.
  • Proficient computer skills including database management.
  • Ability to speak languages other than English is an asset.

 

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:
  • Provide therapeutic services to children, youth and caregivers to address treatment goals based on assessment findings.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as required.
  • Write assessment and intervention reports for each client.
  • Communicate and collaborate with agency and community service referral sources.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings, all-staff meetings, centre functions and other meetings as required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

 

HERE”S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Resource Assistant | Full Time 1-Year Contract (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for over 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.
The Child & Youth Advocacy Program (CYAP) provides support and advocacy to clients when they attend Boost CYAC for a child abuse investigation and when they need to testify in a criminal court proceeding. We are looking for a Resource Assistant to provide administrative and resource support to the CYAP team, including but not limited to maintaining client files, database input and providing resource information to clients.

 

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • A BA, BSW and/or equivalent degree or diploma in social work, social services, criminology or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience providing administrative/resource support and direct outreach with clients in an organization or agency serving children/youth and families.
  • Direct experience collaborating with teams of multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Sound knowledge of various community resources available to children, youth and their families, who have experience abuse and/or violence and who may be required to testify in criminal court proceedings.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player attitude with demonstrated flexibility, judgement, initiative, confidentiality and strong work ethic.
  • The ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Superior computer skills and knowledge, including proficiency in MS-Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Experience with the Child & Youth Information System (CYSIS), considered an asset.

 

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:
  • Open, maintain and close all CYAP client files and input client data into the CYSIS database system.
  • Research and recommend internal and community referrals as requested by Child & Family Advocates.
  • Maintain an up-to-date community resource list for CYAP and Boost CYAC agency staff.
  • Provide general administrative support to CYAP Advocates including but not limited to minute taking, filing, sending and receiving mailings, photocopying and faxing.
  • Provide follow up consultation and referral calls to families, as directed by CYAP staff.
  • Liaise with justice partners and manage court appearance data.
  • Notify families of impending court dates and schedule court preparations sessions between families and Child & Youth Advocates.
  • Schedule multi-disciplinary Case Review meetings, as directed by CYAP staff.

 

HERE”S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources Assistant | Canada Summer Jobs - 8 week contract (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 35 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people. New expanded eligibility now includes all youth aged 15-30, and is no longer restricted to students

Boost CYAC is seeking to fill the role of a Human Resources Assistant, who will be responsible for providing day to day administrative support to the Manager of Human Resource & Administration, including but no limited to research related to policy reviews, personnel file updating, tracking employee training compliance, and assisting with the accreditation process.

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • Excellent administrative skills, including solid working experience using relevant technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet.
    Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
    Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members and external partners.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and to multi- task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

 

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant | Canada Summer Jobs - 8 week contract (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 35 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people. New expanded eligibility now includes all youth aged 15-30, and is no longer restricted to students

Boost CYAC is seeking to fill the role of Administrative Assistant, who will be responsible for providing day to day administrative support, including but not limited to greeting clients, scheduling meetings, filing, assisting with special events, correspondence and program/departmental initiatives.

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • Excellent administrative skills, including solid working experience using relevant technology such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and the Internet.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members and external partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and to multi- task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

 

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:
  • Greet and sign-in clients and guests to the centre and connect them with appropriate staff members.
  • Manager phone calls and emails to front reception and forwards to appropriate staff member.
  • Provide back up support for front desk reception.
  • Book client/meeting rooms for staff.
  • Faxing and photocopying documents are required and requested. \
  • Scheduling meeting, managing attendance and minute taking.
  • Other administrative tasks as required.

 

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child & Youth Advocate | Full Time 1-Year Contract (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families.

We are looking for a Child & Youth Advocate to provide support and advocacy to clients when they attend Boost CYAC for a child abuse investigation and when they need to testify in a criminal court proceeding. This is not a clinical or therapy based role; however, you will need a strong understanding of crisis intervention and case management. You will collaborate with police, child protection agencies, counsellors, medical professionals, crown attorneys and victim services professionals to provide a holistic service to the children, youth and their supportive families who attend the CYAC and are involved in the criminal justice system.

Boost CYAC’s BARK Program provides additional support to children and youth through the use of accredited facility dogs, trained through National Service Dogs. The Child & Youth Advocate must be comfortable working closely with the facility dogs and participating in specialized faciilty dog handler training, offered through Boost CYAC.

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:

  • A BSW, MSW or equivalent degree or diploma in social work, social services, criminology or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience, working directly with victims of violence, abuse and trauma.
  • Direct experience collaborating with teams of multidisciplinary professionals and community partners.
  • Sound knowledge of child and adolescent development and trauma and demonstrated ability to provide sensitivity and support to child and youth victims and their families.
  • Sound knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, the Criminal Justice System and provisions available to victims/vulnerable witnesses and their families.
  • Sound knowledge of the critical issues facing child/youth witness in criminal court proceedings and the various testimonial aids available to child witnesses.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to crisis situations and provide crisis support when required.
  • Strong awareness of multiple cultures and the cultural impact on the delivery of service. Bilingualism and/or multilingualism is considered an asset.
  • The ability to employ self-care strategies and maintain a positive attitude in relation to potentially stressful situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, judgement, initiative, confidentiality and a strong work ethic.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including database management.

 

THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:

At the time of the investigation:

  • Provide support and advocacy services to children, youth and their families who attend Boost CYAC for an investigative interview.
  • Provide psycho-education to families on the impact of trauma and violence as well as helpful strategies on how to support their children and the benefits of counselling.
  • Provide crisis intervention, in partnership and consultation with CYAC counsellors, when significant safety concerns and/or mental health risks are identified.
  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate services within Boost CYAC and/or social service organizations in the community.
  • Collaborate with various members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) regularly to plan, consult and advocate for clients.
  • Provide ongoing case management services in accordance with established timelines and serve as the family’s liaison and representative to the MDT.


Prior to and during the criminal court proceedings:

  • Provide individual court preparation session(s), with a focus on discussing fears, concerns and questions about going to court, discussing strategies to mitigate identified fears and concerns, providing information and answering questions about the criminal justice system, explaining the court process and the roles within it, and providing information about the child or youth’s role as a witness in criminal court proceedings.
  • Liaise with Crown Attorney’s, Victim Witness Assistance Program, police and child protection staff to advocate for child witnesses, particularly with respect to testimonial aids and court support services.
  • Conduct assessments on issues regarding children’s testimonial competency and the need for special accommodations (e.g., closed-circuit TV, Khan Applications, etc.), when requested by the court.
  • Provide support to children and youth by accompanying them to court and/or acting as a Designated Support Person, if required.
  • Provide support to caregivers with a child/youth who is testifying in court, and provide guidance in supporting their child/youth throughout the process.
  • Provide post court support including debrief meetings, assistance completing Victim Impact Statements and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board applications, and referrals for ongoing counselling and support services, when appropriate.

 

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Linda Arwich, Manager of Human Resources and Administration at arwich@boostforkids.org.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Boost CYAC is committed to: creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; and providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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