Frontenac Youth Services is a non-profit Mental Health Agency which has been providing assistance to adolescents (12-18 years) and their families within the Durham Region since 1972.

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Youth and Family Counsellor II (YFC II) works with families and youth to promote change and growth within the family, home, school and community. The YFC II will conduct assessments to determine treatment recommendations. Using a variety of theoretical frameworks, the YFC II will provide a combination of family, individual and group therapy for clients.


  • Master’s Degree in social work or a relevant discipline (i.e. psychology, counseling)
  • Must be registered and in good standing with an appropriate professional regulatory college (e.g. College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or Ontario College of Social Workers).
  • Training in Crisis Intervention, Brief Services, Risk Assessment, and Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioural Therapies are considered assets.
  • Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Support is an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in children’s mental health and experience providing crisis intervention with children, youth and families is preferred.
  • Strong written and communication skills; excellent organization and time management skills; be self–directed and able to problem solve.
  • Travel is required for this position, a valid class G Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and an acceptable driving record is required.
  • Knowledge of EMHware/interRAI assessment tools is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Evening work is required

Frontenac Youth services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applications, however, only those being considered for the position will receive interviews.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $54,132.00-$64,018.50 per year

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $54,000.00 per year


How to apply

Send your resume and cover letter to:

Hattie de Crespigny: [email protected]


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