We are currently seeking independent contractors who have a Masters Degree and are certified to practice psychotherapy in the province of Ontario.  Interested candidates should apply in writing by sending an email to the Business Director, Kerri Guther ([email protected]). Applicants should provide a resume and short cover letter that describes how their education and experience qualifies them for the position.

Christian Counselling Ottawa is an incorporated charity committed to providing professional and accessible counselling and psychotherapy to assist people in effectively managing life’s challenges. Over 45 years our mission has been to offer services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. While we are a Christian charity, we accept those of any faith who seek our services, as well as those without a faith-related perspective.

The CCO workplace is a Christian faith-based office where prayer is practiced by staff and faith-led decisions are made according to CCO’s “Statement of Faith” (https://christiancounsellingottawa.ca/our-statement-of-faith/). The successful candidate is expected to be a Christian who is actively living out their faith. The candidate must be able to work in full harmony with the CCO vision, mission and “Statement of Faith”.

To learn more about CCO, please click here: https://christiancounsellingottawa.ca/


– Masters Degree in Counselling or Social Work, or other applicable Masters degrees

– Current full registration to practice as a psychotherapist through CRPO or OCSWSSW, or other recognized professional college

– Clear demonstration of strong clinical skills

– Ability to see clients virtually and in-person, though virtual-only positions will be considered

– Record keeping skills

– Current Vulnerable Sector Check

– Team mindset

– Capacity to integrate spirituality into psychotherapy


Key Commitments


Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Psychotherapist provides individual, couple, family and/or group counselling to CCO clients in accordance with their areas of expertise; produces, in accordance with Agency policy and procedures and recognized counselling processes, written clinical notes and reports; participates in monthly peer support groups and external clinical supervision, as well as occasional internal training; provides other services such as assisting with the collection of client fees as needed; and from time to time may be engaged to contribute to other CCO ministries including education  and promotional events.


Key Responsibilities

Clinical Interventions:


In accordance with currently accepted standards for counselling professionals in Ontario, CCO policy and procedures and in compliance with Scriptural principles as outlined in CCO’s Summary Statement of Faith, therapists provide clinical intervention services to individuals, couples, families, children or groups by:

  • receiving new case assignments as per agency protocol;
  • discussing agency protocol with clients in initial session, (using the client information sheet on limits to confidentiality, cancellation policy, etc.);
  • conducting initial and periodic assessments of client comfort level and informed consent with respect to each stage of the counselling process;
  • conducting initial and periodic clinical assessments, including suicidal and violence risk assessments;
  • setting realistic and achievable clinical goals initially and periodically throughout the counselling cycle;
  • preparing case reports for EAPs and sponsors as needed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, other legislative and regulatory direction and CCO policy and procedures;
  • providing theoretically informed, culturally and spiritually responsive counselling interventions;
  • monitoring client progress according to initial and subsequent clinical goals;
  • preparing clients to wrap up therapy as appropriate;
  • dealing with crisis situations as necessary, in consultation with the peer supervisor, external supervisors, peer support group participants and as appropriate the Business Director;
  • undertaking case conferencing with peers and various professionals in the community as needed.


Clinical Accountability and Support Activities:

According to currently accepted standards for counselling professionals in Ontario and in accordance with CCO’s administrative protocol (as outlined in Manual of Policies and Procedures):

  • maintains an up-to-date file on each client, including opening and termination reports;
  • prepares clinical reports as requested by other professionals in the community in accordance with professional standards, CCO policies and peer reviews;
  • submits administrative reports as required;
  • participates in monthly CCO Peer Support and monthly external supervision with the appointed CCO clinical supervising professional;
  • reviews and organizes case material from session notes or recordings as required for clinical supervision;
  • presents case material and receives feedback in individual and group clinical supervision and Peer Support Group sessions;
  • maintains a continuous learning program in accordance with the requirements of professional associations and the needs of CCO;
  • adheres to CCO privacy and confidentiality policies and protocol for ensuring that clients understand the legally mandated limits to confidentiality required by the Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act and on CCO protocol;


Other Duties

  • Participates in CCO sponsored community education seminars and conducts/participates in educational conferences according to areas of expertise when opportunities arise;
  • Attends paid Staff meetings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the clinic management team

 Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Questions about the position should be directed to:

Business Director, Kerri Guther ([email protected])

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