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Certified Child Life Specialist

Hiring May 2024

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Job description


Valley Connections Counselling is a close-knit team of Mental Health professionals dedicated to providing counselling and psychotherapeutic supports to our community. We have been established since 2016, and we are seeking a well-trained and dedicated Certified Child Life Specialist (CLS) to join our team. As a CLS , you will provide therapeutic services to child and adolescents clients and their families, in-person in our Burlington clinic, supplementing at times with some virtual work.

As an independently contracted CLS, your responsibilities will include the following:

* conducting consults and intakes to meet potential clients and/or their parents

* administering non-diagnostic assessments

* developing individualized treatment plans

* implementing various evidence-based counselling methods in the context of developing long-term therapeutic relationships with clients and their families

* collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive and holistic care

* monitoring client progress and adjusting treatment plans as necessary

* maintaining accurate and up-to-date client records

* participating in case conferences and team meetings as required

* staying informed and trained about current research and developments in the field of child therapy and development

Required Experience and Training:

* 3-5 years experience working with children and adolescents in a clinical and/or therapeutic setting

* training in counselling modalities such as CBT and DBT

* proficiency in Owl Practice software is highly desirable

* strong humanistic skills, including empathy, active listening, and communication

* ability to effectively manage cases and coordinate care with other professionals

* desire to work in a team environment, while also possessing strong independent skills


- Master's degree in Pediatric Psychosocial Care or equivalent

- Professional registration in good standing the ACLP as a Child Life Specialist, demonstrating ongoing commitment and adherence to its Standards of Practice and Policies is required

- Willingness to engage in regular and ongoing professional and clinical supervision as it pertains to clinical practice with a clinical supervisor approved by the director of Valley Connections Counselling

- additional professional registration with CCPA or OAMHP is an asset 

- Must possess current Professional Liability Insurance and a Vulnerable Sector Screen 

We offer supportive admin staff, marketing to help fill your caseload, a warm, healthy staff environment that prioritizes the wellness of its therapists in addition to its clients, training opportunities, collaboration and networking with other professionals, regular contact with our team to reduce feelings of isolation, and a beautiful physical space to work in.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Casual dress

  • Company events

  • Flexible schedule

  • On-site parking

  • Competitive compensation $80/hr

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift

  • Evening shift

  • Monday to Friday


  • Master's Degree (required)

Work Location: In person, 3385 Harvester Road, Burlington, Ontario

Expected start date: 2024-06-10

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