Mental Health Counsellor –Hamilton Family Health Team

Organization Name
Hamilton Family Health Team
Mental Health Counsellor
FTE Type
TFT 1.0 & RPT 0.7

123 James Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 2K8

Closing date


Together, we do amazing things every day.
Imagine a supportive employer, a career that fits your lifestyle, and many learning opportunities. With the Hamilton Family Health Team, you can have all of that, and more. We work hard to create an innovative and diverse workplace that values the contributions of our employees. No matter what your role, working with us is about making a difference – every day!
Your Opportunity:

As a Mental Health Counsellor you will be part of the team in the fast-paced practices of family physicians. You will work collaboratively with other health professionals to provide comprehensive, accessible primary health care, honouring patient choice in how best care will be delivered (in-person, telephone, video).

In addition to providing excellent mental health assessments and treatment to primary care patients across the age span, you will support the mental health care capacity of the team.
Do you…

  • Embrace opportunities to develop professionally in a progressive, collaborative, and highly engaged multi-disciplinary health team
  • Understand and respond to the social determinants of health, working toward greater health equity
  • Have an anti-oppressive practice, embracing the diversity of our community, including race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Appreciate the flexibility of providing telephone, video and in-person care, with potential to have a hybrid work in office/work from home schedule.

If so, we are looking for a future colleague who has…

  • Excellent clinical skills and minimum 3 years' experience assessing and managing mental health problems commonly seen in primary care, working across the age span including children, youth, parents, couples and adults
  • Formal training and experience in evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EFFT etc
  • Extensive mental health clinical training, generally acquired through the completion of post graduate studies (MSW,RN,BScN,CPMHN(C) or equivalent) and membership in a professional college
  • Proof of Covid 19 immunization and Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Why join the HFHT?
  • Multi-Sector Pension Plan
  • Extended health care benefits including health, dental, vision & critical Illness insurance
  • Generous professional development time and funding allocations
  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance, including options for a hybrid work model
  • Summary:
  • Classification: Mental Health Counsellor – Union
  • Primary Location: Hamilton, Ontario
  • Multi-Site: Yes
  • FTE: TFT 1.0 & RPT 0.7
  • Posting End Date: August 19, 2022 
  • Employee Class: Temporary Full-Time & Regular Part-time (0.7 FTE)
  • Date Available: ASAP 
  • Salary: $35.65 hourly ($74,168 annual)

How to Apply
Interested applicants please submit résumé and cover letter by email: 
If successful in receiving a job offer with the Hamilton Family Health Team, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date as a condition of their employment. If successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination as a result of a medical exemption, they will be required to submit supporting documentation to determine if they are exempt from this requirement.