CBT Therapist - Ontario Structured Psychotherapy - Couchiching FHT (Orillia)

Organization Name
Couchiching FHT (Orillia)
CBT Therapist - Ontario Structured Psychotherapy
FTE Type

119 Memorial Ave
Orillia ON L3V 5X1

Position: CBT Therapist – Ontario Structured Psychotherapy, Permanent 1.0 FTE with benefits
Reports To: Director of Clinical Services

Position Summary:
The Couchiching Family Health Team, in conjunction with Waypoint’s Outpatient Services, Catholic Family Services, and the Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is currently seeking a CBT Therapist. The purpose of these positions is to plan, conduct and deliver a program of individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for adults with depressive and anxiety disorders, and participate in a program evaluation in consultation with the CBT Psychologist. These positions will be non-union and will be commensurate with experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments (PHQ-9, GAD-7) to inform individualized treatment plans
  • Facilitate group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) utilizing evidence-based approaches
  • Provide individual evidence-based CBT treatment
  • Participate in clinical supervision meetings with a consulting Psychologist
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports
  • Collaborate with team members in provision of care
  • Contribute to program development and program evaluation
  • Maintain and upgrades knowledge and skills
  • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • It is anticipated that the incumbent will provide services to a minimum of 4 patients/clients per day
  • Keep monthly statistics for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
  • Maintain an organized appointment schedule

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to adjust language and terminology to suit the individual patient or patient group (including cultural sensitivity)
  • Strong clinical skills; demonstrated ability to utilize best practices for mental health treatment
  • Autonomous and able to function with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Ability to work in an inter-professional team environment
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT
  • Other duties as required

Computer Skills

  • Familiarity with a PC OS environment
  • Experience with scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system (Practice Solutions) is an asset

Language Skills

  • English required; Second language not required but would be an asset

Education/Specific Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Education: Masters Degree in Social Work or Psychotherapy
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Strong assessment skills to deliver and interpret symptom and outcome measures
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, organization’s values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Current Ontario Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle for travel
  • Evidence of a clean driver abstract and proof of insurance
  • Flexibility to work evenings, if required
  • Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the delivery of evidence-based CBT is preferred; Documented evidence of CBT training with adequate supervision is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of etiology and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders as well as CBT and its application in mood and anxiety disorders
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the science and practices of psychotherapy including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of diagnostic categories and criteria as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)
  • Clinical experience working collaboratively with a community-based agency preferable

The Couchiching Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. The CFHT is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodations. The CFHT has an Accommodation Policy and Procedure to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.

Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line to: careers@cfht.ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.