Full Time Psychotherapist

Posted: 01/13/2023

Location: Orillia, ON
  Reports to:  Off-Campus Programs Director
  Salary: $85000+ commensurate with experience
Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment center for youth 13 to 19 years of age struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Our program includes; a therapeutic wilderness program phase near Algonquin Park, followed by a live-in phase at our campus located on a 200-acre site 100 kms northwest of Toronto. Our program uses a progressive discharge approach that is complemented by an aftercare program. Our family-centered program is innovative and highly structured, and creates opportunities for adolescents to engage in a focused transformation process through a fusion of education, therapy, recreation, and life skills. The majority of our students are from Ontario. We receive funding support from the Ministry of Health and academic support through the Ministry of Education.
The ideal candidates will possess strong leadership, communication and positive role modeling skills and will possess a work style that embodies creativity and initiative.
   Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Provide Clinical Leadership with a team of staff and students
  • Ensure that the therapeutic goals of the program and individual therapeutic goals of the students are realized
  • Provide individual and family therapy
  • Develop, document and deliver individual therapeutic treatment plans for individual students and their families that are consistent with and supportive of the Institute’s program. Adjust these treatment plans over time to ensure they are focussed on obtaining the treatment objectives.
  • Provide clinical and developmental supervision to Youth Counsellors (YCs) regarding students’ needs and their therapeutic treatment plans,
  • Lead the performance development of your YC team through ongoing coaching, and regular feedback to improve their skills and support career aspirations
  • Participate in the HR interviewing process for new hires to your team
  • Ensure the appropriate, accurate and timely flow of reports and communication with parents and students, team staff, and PRI community as necessary
  • Develop and sustain appropriate interpersonal relationships with students, direct reports, peers and supervisors and community stakeholders to ensure open, constructive communication critical to the success of the program.
  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic group programming (ie: DBT skills group, stage group, Sunday family group, etc.)
  • Participate in an  on-call rotation that involves providing Clinical guidance to staff/students and determining threshold for escalation to Senior Management/and or emergency services
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • Masters degree in a relevant therapeutic field
  • Registration with a relevant professional association
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience, with at least 3 years in a residential treatment facility and/or wilderness program is preferred
  • Demonstrated solid ability in providing individual and family therapy
  • Experience in working with adolescents , addictions and mental health issues
  • Familiarity with Relational, Systemic, and Experiential approaches to working with youth and their families
  • Previous experience with treatment planning is essential
  • Demonstrated track record of working effectively with professional , collaborative groups
  • Proven ability to make and sustain excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Strong, flexible and results-driven style
  • Excellent demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Clear certification of Vulnerable Sector Criminal Check is required
  • Understands the benefit and has experience in outdoor therapeutic programming
  We offer a competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jess Bondy, Human Resources Manager,  hr@pineriverinstitute.com or by Fax 519-925-9002 or mail to 606060 River Road Mulmur ON L9V 0S9.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA}, Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non­discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview.