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At WAYS, we are dedicated to our team members and help them to excel and achieve personally and professionally. Check back here regularly or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about exciting employment opportunities that will allow you to learn and grow with us.

WAYS Mental Health Support recognizes the variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds represented in the communities that we serve. We support and uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code and The Canadian Multiculturalism Act and endeavor to provide an inclusive place to work and volunteer. WAYS will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate our candidates and employees in the position application process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment or placement process, please contact our Human Resources department at jobs@ways.on.ca.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. Applicants may submit their cover letter of interest and resume to us by email indicating the position(s) of interest.

Clinical Support Worker – Full Time Temporary

Organization: WAYS Mental Health Support

Status: Full-Time (35 hours per week) for 12 month contract

Wage Rate: $29.65 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: To be negotiated

The Clinical Support Worker provides assessment, consultation and counseling to clients and their families utilizing family, individual and group approaches. The position is responsible to provide consultation to agency staff and foster parents, including treatment planning and crisis management on a case by case basis.

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for clients and their families.
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behavior management and resolution.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.

In the position of Clinical Support Worker you would be responsible for the following:

  • Providing counseling services (individual and group) to clients and their families.
  • Providing case consultation including assisting direct care staff and foster parents to understand and intervene effectively.
  • Participating in the multi-disciplinary approach in the development and implementation of individual treatment.
  • Administering, interpreting and conveying assessments and reports, and integrating findings into the development of treatment plans.
  • Supporting a clinical philosophy that incorporates an Individual and Family Empowerment Model with strengths-based and evidence based clinical practices and promoting the integration of this model into WAYS services.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of Trauma-Informed, Attachment-Based and Harm Reduction approaches and therapeutic interventions.
  • Informing and assisting clients and families to access supportive community services.

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Masters of Social Work or equivalent Master’s degree.
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or be  a Registered Psychotherapist or other Regulated Health Professional authorized under the Psychotherapy Act of 2007 to engage in the controlled act of Psychotherapy.
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License and have access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain this certification.
  • At least two years’ experience providing clinical services in a Children’s Mental Health setting.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ways.on.ca. Please quote the position in the subject line of your email.

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

Scheduling and Payroll Assistant FT Temporary

Status: Full-Time (35 hours per week) for 14 month contract

Wage Rate: $36,291/ annum (start)

Anticipated Start Date: To be negotiated

The Scheduling and Payroll Assistant is responsible for providing efficient and effective staff scheduling and payroll services under the supervision of the Accounting and Business Technology Supervisor.

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Possession of a College Diploma, preferably in business
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (Canadian Payroll Association) certification preferred.
  • Experience working with a computerized payroll system or service (ADP, Ceridian etc.) is an asset.
  • Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills.

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You exercise strong attention to detail.
  • You enjoy problem solving.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced environment with many disruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in critical situations.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet an array of deadlines within a tight time frame.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.

In the position of Scheduling and Payroll Assistant you would be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting the Accounting and Business Technology Supervisor with staff scheduling including:
    • Generation of schedules
    • Assigning staff to shifts and maintaining schedules in scheduling software
    • Managing scheduling changes as it relates to staff turnover and leaves
    • Participating in the coordination of time off scheduling and shift assignments with supervisors & management
    • Maintaining accurate employee attendance, leave, and overtime data through scheduling software
  • Assisting the Accounting and Business Technology Supervisor with the completion of bi-weekly payroll.
  • Maintaining compliance with Collective Agreement, Employment Standards, & Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the seniority list.
  • Providing information to employees, at the request of the supervisor, on payroll and scheduling matters.

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@ways.on.ca. Please quote the position in the subject line of your email.

WAYS Mental Health Support is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity in its workplace. WAYS encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate candidates with disability related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment process, upon request. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process please contact our Human Resources department at HumanResources@ways.on.ca.

Residential Counsellor – Relief Part-Time

(Reporting to the Program Supervisor)

Status: Part-Time (24 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week)

Wage Rate: $16.63 / hour (start)

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

As a Residential Counsellor – Relief Part-Time you will provide critical coverage for our residential teams, along with helping to ensure a safe and comforting environment for our youth. You will have the opportunity to work with some truly dedicated staff in a supportive environment that builds on the strengths of every employee.

Total Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Care Spending Account of $300 per year upon successful completion of the 960 hour probationary period.
  • Paid multi day orientation, including in-class and in-field training.
  • Skills training to meet mandatory training requirements.
  • Supportive Leadership team.
  • 24/7 On-Call Support.

 Position Details:

  • Guaranteed 24 hours per week on average, with the possibility of working up to 40 hours per week.
  • Shift work is required, including evenings, weekends, and overnights. Hours of work will vary, depending on needs of the residences.
  • Primarily will be assigned to two residential teams but may be required to work in any of the residences from time-to-time.
  • Shifts will normally be assigned at least one month in advance by the Scheduling Department.

This position is ideal for you if:

  • You are available to work at least 50% of the days (all shifts) during peak scheduling periods (March Break week, July 15th to September 15th, December 15th to January 15th), 50% of statutory holidays (all shifts) in the year including at least one of Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day, and 50% of the weekend days (all shifts) in a month.
  • You are someone who enjoys working with a diverse group of people.
  • You have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • You have sound knowledge of problem solving skills to develop creative, evolving plans for residents and their families.
  • You can demonstrate skills in conflict and behaviour management and resolution.
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment with many interruptions.
  • You have the ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • You are someone who demonstrates independent decision making skills.
  • You are someone who has a desire to learn and develop new team building skills.

In the position of Residential Counsellor – Relief Part Time you would be responsible for the following:

  • Providing therapeutic counselling.
  • Implementing and maintaining specific treatment plans.
  • Observing and managing the behaviour of residents.
  • Responding to the emotional and physical needs of the residents in the program.
  • Acting as a positive role model.
  • Planning and implementing recreational activities.
  • Providing residents with instructions in life skills; i.e. cooking, laundry, cleaning, budgeting.
  • Performing housekeeping and cooking duties.
  • Completing daily notes, reports, and logs.

The successful candidate will meet the following:

  • Must possess a Community College Diploma in child and youth care or equivalent specialization or a university degree in social science.
  • Must possess a valid class G or G2 Driver’s License.
  • Current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR and the Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour (PMAB), or willingness to obtain these certifications.
  • Experiences as a frontline worker in a residential setting would be preferred.
  • Ability to provide services in French is an asset.

Student placements

If you are interested in a student placement with WAYS, please contact your academic institution. Your school will contact WAYS and coordinate the opportunity. WAYS regularly provides student placements from Fanshawe College, St. Clair College and Lambton College and, upon request, from other academic institutions such as Western University and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Volunteer placements

At this time, WAYS does not have a volunteer program.

Other ways you can get involved with WAYS is by volunteering with our Board of Directors, Youth Empowerment program or by providing an in-kind service or donation. If you have other ideas of how you can help, please contact us.