Individual & Family Counsellor (Focus on Black Youth)

Delta Family Resource Centre

Delta Family Resource Centre is a community-based agency which has served communities in North-West Toronto for more than 40 years. Acknowledging the consequences of intersecting forms of oppression on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, Delta Family Resource Centre offers programs, services and supports for Black and other priority populations in Northwest Toronto which amplify their resilience and strengths. As a multi-ethnic, multi-site organization, Delta Family provides a responsive range of programs, services and activities for families, children, youth and seniors. Committed to anti-oppression and inclusive ways of engaging participants, Delta Family works to be a part of a healthy, engaged and empowered community where all people thrive. A neighbourhood-based agency, Delta Family provides a hybrid workplace, and some in-person work is mandatory.

Brief therapy individual and family counseling is a systematic, focused process that relies on assessment, client engagement, and rapid implementation of change strategies. The Counselor will encourage the clients to envision their solution, or what change would look like, and then work with them to outline the steps necessary to solve problems and achieve goals, using Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) – a strength-based approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving.

Under the supervision of the program manager, the family counsellors will provide one-on-one counseling to clients – predominantly Black youth – and where relevant, families. The Counsellors will provide supportive, culturally appropriate and client-centered counseling in a non-threatening environment where access to assessment and supports/resources are made available. Counseling will encompass an anti-oppressive approach and be sensitive to the lived experiences of Black and radicalized youth, while being cognizant of social and economic barriers that currently exist in these targeted communities.

This is a 6-month contract at 21 hours per week, with the possibility of an extension.

The application deadline is August 3, 2023 / open until filled.

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Toronto August 3, 2023 Learn More

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