Mental Health Therapist/Counsellor

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ConnectWell Community Health, Lanark, is seeking a Mental Health Therapist/Counsellor for 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE). This ongoing includes a comprehensive benefit package and HOOPP.

Position Summary:
The Mental Health Therapist/Counsellor supports the functioning and independence of clients of ConnectWell Community Health and residents of Lanark County who are over the age of eighteen and seeking support for mental health issues. The Mental Health Therapist/Counsellor works within the values and objectives of ConnectWell Community Health and provides counselling services within a social determinant of health framework. This includes assessment, counselling, crisis intervention supports, and facilitation of mental health and wellness groups.

Qualifications/Potion Requirements:
• A Master of Social Work, or a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling with Clinical Counseling/Psychotherapy
• Registration and member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or other appropriate professional college(s), qualifying accepted
• Complimentary education/experience to support the position. For example, trauma informed counselling, CBT, couples or families counselling, attachment, mindfulness, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapy and/or other current practice models in the theory/treatment of mental health challenges and trauma
• Minimum of three years of experience working with clients who have mental health issues
• Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in clinical assessment, psychosocial counseling techniques and therapeutic models of intervention.
• Strong understanding of social determinants of health and their impacts on client lives
• Ability to establish positive and supportive therapeutic relationships with clients
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated non-judgmental attitude and a strong understanding of environmental and systemic issues affecting clients (ie. sexism, racism, poverty, disability)
• Capable of working respectfully in a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional environment; fostering good working relationships
• Commitment to understanding the complexities of community based healthcare in a rural setting

Reporting Relationship: The successful candidate will report to the ConnectWell Community Health Director of Mental Health Services and Connections.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume detailing their qualifications and interest in the position. Application deadline is 12-noon, Tuesday, May 30 , 2023. Applications should be sent to the attention of Jodi Halpenny at

If at any stage in the selection process you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Jodi Halpenny at to let us know how we can assist you.

An offer of employment will be conditional upon the candidate completing an agency specific Vulnerable Sector Screening which includes a criminal reference check and provide proof of COVID vaccination (2 doses).

Although we appreciate all responses, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ConnectWell Mental Health Therapist Counsellor Job Description, Lanark CP

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