Our Vision and Mission


 We believe thriving children create thriving communities. To that end, we focus on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

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POSITION TITLE: Clinical Therapist (12-month contract)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 24, 2020 at 4pm

LOCATION: 460 Main St. E., Suite 201, Hamilton, ON L8N 1K4       

HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 with some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required


Clinical Therapist (12-month contract)

Agency overview

Thrive is the only organization in Hamilton whose services and programs focus exclusively on helping children and youth who have been sexually victimized, children exhibiting concerning sexualized behaviours and children within the same family who are engaging with each other in concerning sexualized behaviours - and their non-offending parents/caregivers and families. 

We also offer Hamilton's only mental health trauma treatment program for immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families. We are recognized as the community experts in providing evidence based assessment, intervention and treatment services.

Clinical Therapist: Purpose of Position

To conduct individual assessments, provide individual and family therapy and case management (in accordance to clinical best practice) to children, youth, and their family members who are obtaining service at Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services.  To oversee treatment plans and ensure that the recommended treatment goals are implemented in a holistic, effective, and evidence-based manner. Clinical services may be delivered to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, intrafamilial sexual abuse, engaged in sexualized behaviours, or who have sexually offended.  A Clinical Therapist will, as a function of their role, liaise with community partners/services in order to ensure the continuity of care for their clients.


Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services utilizes a multi-modal approach in order to provide clinical service to children, youth, and their family members.  Clinical services/treatment may involve a combination of individual, family, and group therapy.  The Clinical Therapist assumes direct responsibility for the provision of case planning, which may include community partnering: 

  1. Provides case planning by performing such tasks as:
  • Conduct comprehensive individual assessments (in accordance to agreed-upon practice);
  • Participate in formulation of treatment plans and regularly review treatment goals/plans
  • Liaise with community partners;
  • When required, advocate for the needs and rights of their clients/families;
  • Attend court-related appointments (when required), or other client related community meetings;
  • Discharge planning;
  • Maintenance of clinical records and appropriate recording of case-related activities in accordance with professional regulations/standards, or agency polices;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Clinical Services or their designate.
  1. Provides clinical/treatment services:
  • Provide evidence-based individual and family therapy;
  • Participate in regular peer and individual supervision;
  • Provide clinical consultation to peers when necessary.
  • Attend educational/training sessions (when required) in order to carry-out duties as a Clinical Therapist;
  • Participate in professional development activities to ensure a high level of knowledge, i.e. attendance at meetings, conferences, trainings etc.
  • Support research projects and program evaluation
  • Supervise students where indicated;
  1. Administration
  • Participate in staff team meeting
  • Support the data collection and management to ensure the data meets the agency’s requirements.
  • Participate at community tables representing Thrive’s interests.
  1. Qualifications, Clinical Knowledge, and Skills:
  • A Masters Level Degree in Social Work (or equivalent) from an accredited university of recognized standing;
  • Graduate level training in psychometrics, to allow for the administration, scoring and interpreting of a variety of psychometrics.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical best practices in the area of intrafamilial sexual abuse, children exhibiting sexualized behaviours and youth who have harmed sexually;
  • Strong knowledge in applicable theories and evidence-based treatment modalities;
  • Understanding of related/applicable legal and legislative procedures (CFSA, PHIPA, YCJA, etc.);
  • Ability to function within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Sound verbal and written communication;
  • Excellent organizational skills;

Please apply in writing or e-mail to the attention of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building an inclusive process that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Executive Director at 905-523-1020 ext. 211

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