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William Osler Health System

Mental Health Therapist



Job Description

POSITION: NON UNION                                                                                                                       

Mental Health Therapist – One (1) Full Time                    



Mental Health Rapid Response - Peel Memorial Centre for integrated Health & Wellness




HOURS: Days and Evenings, 8 hours with the possibility of weekends

(Subject to change in accordance with the operational requirements)



  • Masters Degree in a related health field required (Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapist, Counselling/Psychology) with a combination of relevant experience in Mental Health and Addictions.
  • Member of a regulatory College in good standing.
  • Minimum 3-5 years recent working in mental health and addictions is essential, preferably in an acute or community setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and advocate for individuals with severe and persistent Mental Illness.
  • Demonstrated experience in psychosocial assessment and ability to provide appropriate interventions, including crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Best Practice Guidelines in Crisis Intervention and Crisis theory
  • Demonstrated ability in providing brief therapy and solution-focused counselling
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality customer service to various client populations (patients and families) as well as various clinical professionals
  • Experience in developing and conducting groups.
  • Sound knowledge of community resources and the ability to refer accordingly.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in working within an interdisciplinary setting
  • Ability to function both independently and as a team player.
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • May be required to travel and/or work between all Osler sites


JOB SUMMARY:          

Reporting to the Manager of, Mental Health Rapid Response Follow-Up Clinic, and in collaboration with the Professional Leader, Social Work, the Mental Health Therapist will:

  • Work as part of a Team in managing the referrals to the both Rapid Response and Centralized Intake and Triage in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide short term intervention.
  • Will provide crisis intervention and solution-focused counselling to patients and their families accordingly.
  • Will provide referrals to community resources.
  • Will work directly with multi-disciplinary staff, internally and externally, to ensure that patient needs are met.
  • Will provide group therapy.
  • Participates within a multidisciplinary team in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Provides community consultation and education with respect to mental health issues.


Contact Information

William Osler Health SystemKristen FalardoTalent Acquisition Specialistkristen.falardo@williamoslerhs.ca
Posting Date: 02-Feb-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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