Macdonald Youth Services Part Time (.8eft) Therapist – 2673.03.17 Part Time in Winnipeg, MB

Macdonald Youth Services

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Part Time (.8eft) Therapist – 2673.03.17
Winnipeg, MB

Completes risk assessments and develops corresponding individualized safety plans. ASIST (or comparable), NVCI, Mental Health First Aid….

Part Time (.8eft) Therapist – Clinical Services

Application deadline: 10-04-2017

Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Therapist within the Clinical Services Team. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, this position provides clinical services within the ARCH Service Area. Utilizing a variety of assessment strategies and tools, the Therapist is required to complete a comprehensive assessment of each youth’s functioning and develop recommendations for placement and/or treatment. The Therapist also provides clinical direction to the staff care team and collaborates with the Program Manager, guardian, family and external agencies to ensure the needs and strengths of each youth are identified and a plan to address these is established.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Therapist include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews client referral information and assesses suitability for placement
  • Directs and coordinates the assessment process for each youth upon admission, including a system meeting within a month of intake, and a planning meetings
  • Completes a comprehensive assessment for each youth’s level of functioning including social, emotional, family, academic, job skills and behavioural and makes recommendations for placement and/or treatment, and clinical supports
  • Completes risk assessments and develops corresponding individualized safety plans
  • Collaborates with the youth, guardian, family, collaterals and staff care providers during the assessment process to ensure that all aspects of the youth’s physical, mental, social, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs are acknowledged and addressed in the development of recommendations that increase the likelihood of success in future placements
  • Provides clinical consultation and topic specific training as needed to develop greater awareness, skills or strategies consistent with a trauma-informed approach to healing/recovery
  • Consults with MYS clinical team routinely to facilitate the best standard of care for our youth
  • Assists the Program Manager and staff in developing youth-specific day programming and setting objectives and activities to facilitate the achievement of overall therapeutic goals
  • Maintains working knowledge of and liaises with community agencies and resources
  • Facilitates collaboration among all systems involved with youth in the assessment, delivery and coordination of services designed to meet the youth’s goals and objectives
  • Represents MYS in multi-system meetings as necessary
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of all clinical activities
  • Creates an environment that supports personal development, wellness, and team building
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in an applicable Human Services field with potential for professional designation and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervised clinical setting working with adolescents. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience related to the understanding and completion of a variety of assessment tools and strategies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the challenges as well as the therapeutic needs of youth in community care settings
  • Familiarity with multiple techniques and demonstrating knowledge of best practice treatments and trauma focused interventions for children and youth with complex needs
  • Formal training in the areas of family dynamics, trauma treatment, cognitive-behavior therapy, trauma-informed care, expressive techniques and other modalities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office at an intermediate level
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Willingness to obtain training as per MYS policy


  • Is a member in good standing with a professional association and is registered or licensed by a governing body
  • ASIST (or comparable), NVCI, Mental Health First Aid
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural practices and experience working with Indigenous youth, agencies and community organizations will be considered an asset

SALARY RANGE: $43,603.78 – $61,176.66 d.o.q. per annum (pro-rated to part time hours). MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.

HOURS OF WORK: (.8eft) 7 hours a day, 4 days a week


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.


CLOSING DATE: interested candidates are requested to submit a resume by 12:00 noon April 10/17.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:

Macdonald Youth Services – Human Resources

175 Mayfair Ave Winnipeg, MB


Fax: 204.284.4431

Email: careers @mys.mb.ca

Online: http://www.mys.ca/join/types-of-opportunities

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. All job offers are conditional upon providing the following satisfactory, and current (within 3 months) background checks: Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check; Prior Contact Check; and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www.mys.ca.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required experience:

  • working in a clinical setting with adolescents: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s Licence

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-02
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