Child & Youth Social Worker (2.0 FTE)- Owen Sound FHT (Owen Sound)

Organization Name
Owen Sound FHT (Owen Sound)
Child & Youth Social Worker (2.0 FTE)
FTE Type
Permanent 1.0 FTE

1415 1st Ave W
Suite 2000
Owen Sound ON N4K4K8

Closing date

The Owen Sound Family Health Team (OSFHT) is committed to improving and maintaining the health of the patients we serve through a team of family doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care providers. Based on local health and community needs, the OSFHT provide access to quality, comprehensive primary health care programs and services that are based on the needs of patients and communities.

The Child and Youth Mental Health Worker is an essential part of a busy, dynamic and growing clinical program at the Owen Sound Family Health Team.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will be responsible for completing comprehensive clinical assessments, formulate and develop individualized treatment plans prior to providing individual, family, and/or group therapy to high risk and complex children, youth, and families within an office-based, as well as a community-based setting, as required.

The successful candidate will be required to work one evening per week based on client needs.

Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Complete an initial comprehensive assessment, considering the multiple layers and interacting mental health issues, needs, and disorders, concurrent substance use issues, and medical conditions.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop safety plans.
  • Utilize commitment strategies to obtain commitment to therapeutic engagement, while assessing client readiness and stage of change.
  • Complete a comprehensive formulation and treatment plan as a foundation for treatment, with input from collateral sources and multidisciplinary team integrated.
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Provide intervention, with clinical outcomes to be achieved through application of evidenced-based practices with ongoing monitoring of impact.
  • Focus on the youth’s potential for developing/sustaining pro-social, self-regulation of mental health symptoms, related behaviours (e.g. substance use, conflict management, anger management)
  • Self-monitor the completion of progress/contact notes describing each client contact and how that contact relates to treatment goals and adherence to policy
  • Collaborate with other members of the treatment team and participate in interagency/team meetings


  • A Master’s Degree in Health and Social Services or Social Work is preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Social Services or Social Work, with extensive and relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • A minimum of 1 year relevant experience working in a mental health setting, is preferred.
  • Excellent clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning skills is essential
  • Experience with providing a broad range of clinical services and demonstrated effective work with a child and adolescent population who present a variety of clinically challenging issues.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening)
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills working within an electronic EMR, MS Office, and data analysis
  • Proficiency in English

If you feel this is the type of challenge that you could embrace, please send your resume and cover letter before July 19, 2019.

OSFHT is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive, accessible and barrier-free workplace – that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

How to Apply