Published: May 17, 2017
Job Type
Youth Crisis Stabilization Services
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Noon, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017


ORDER DATE..................................:      May 17, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      BRIEF THERAPY TEAM THERAPIST

COMPETITION #.............................:      2708.05.17


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        PART-TIME, 21 HOURS/WEEK

An organization that fosters hope and opportunities to empower children, youth and families throughout Manitoba requires an experienced Brief Therapy Team (BTT) Therapist within the Youth Crisis Stabilization Services (YCSS). In collaboration with all components of YCSS, a BTT Therapist provides short-term individual and family therapy as well as consultation regarding mental health services, education, mediation and child advocacy to children, youth and their families referred by the Mobile Crisis Team, Clinical Follow-up Facilitators, HBCIS or YES. This position falls under the collective agreement.

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

Clinical Intervention:

  • Provides on-site and community based interventions, including assessment, individual and family therapy and referral, through an advanced understanding of trauma, child and adolescent development and psychiatric diagnostic categories and impressions
  • Provides direct clinical services to clients as needed and engages clients' families in the therapy process, whenever possible
  • Meets regularly with the YCSS Team for the purpose of collaboration and planning
  • Engages in case consultation with YCSS Psychiatrist
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of all clinical activities
  • Supports the development and implementation of intervention plans by the YCSS Team
  • Provides regularly scheduled consultation with the staff team by attending staff meetings
  • Assists team members in problem-solving to address client issues
  • Facilitates referrals to external supports and resources when required Inter-Agency Consultation:
  • Provides triage and referral
  • Provides consultation to collateral agencies such as Children and Adolescent Mental Health System, Child and Family Services, schools, and Youth Justice System.

Staff Team Professional Development:

  • Facilitates topic-specific training sessions as needed to assist the staff team in developing skills to implement intervention plans
  • Participates in hiring/screening of staff, when requested by the YCS Clinical Coordinator
  • Provides feedback on job performance for staff performance development plans, as requested

Case Management:

  • Collaborates with the YCSS Team by providing input to the clinical aspects of case management that involve therapeutic issues, such as intake, intervention plans, discharge planning, support requests and contact with collaterals.

Continuity of Care:

  • Participates as a member of the YCSS management team
  • Works in consultation with other YCSS staff, external agencies, and the YCS Clinical Coordinator to ensure continuity and communication throughout YCSS
  • Extends consultation whenever possible by sharing YCSS resources and information with other Agency programs
  • Attends staff meetings and contributes to the overall functioning of the Agency
  • Represents the YCSS both within and outside of the Agency
  • Maintains open communication within the agency and fulfills administrative duties as assigned
  • Maintains clinical/professional development
  • Participates/facilitates meetings and conferences as directed by supervisor
  • Performs other tasks and duties as directed by supervisor


  • A Master’s degree in Human Services with a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in a clinical setting under clinical supervision with children and adolescents and their families
  • An advanced understanding of family dynamics, child development, common psychological difficulties of children and adolescents and the reporting process for child protection issues
  • A member in good standing with a professional association and is registered or licensed by a governing body
  • Current First Aid/CPR Level C, NVCI & ASIST
  • Class 5 Driver’s License (preferred)

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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