EMCN’s therapeutic services are a client-centred, holistic and community-oriented approach. Our program provides flexible, case-specific support that considers the complexity of difficulties for newcomer families.  Understanding pre-migration experiences, differences in acculturation for children, youth and parents, multilevel barriers in accessing mental health services and other supports for newcomers, and the influence of trauma, specifically in refugee families, guides our approach to service provision. We strive to enhance resiliency through therapy support.

Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Psychotherapist builds relationships with immigrant and refugee families, youth and children and provides services from a holistic perspective. The Psychotherapist will work closely with team members of the Families and Wellbeing team, which includes several therapists, social workers, youth workers and settlement workers, as well as professional and community partners in the implementation and ongoing evaluation of therapeutic counselling services to adults, children, and youth and families.

The Challenge

  • Provide therapeutic services, holistic assessments and supported referrals to appropriate agency services and programming or external services as needed.
  • Provide information and offer appropriate services in a location and time accessible to the client, including schools, places in the community, online, at home or in the office.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, provision of reports and support of funding reports regularly.


  • Master’s degree in counselling, clinical psychology, family therapy or clinical social work with experience in counselling.
  • Member of a professional organization (CCPA. CAP. APA, or similar)
  • Strong English communications skills.
  • Experience/facility with MS Office and various video conferencing platforms
  • Proficiency in both official languages is an asset, as is fluency in other languages.
  • Must have the authorization to work in Canada.
  • Clear Intervention Record Check and Criminal Record Check are required before commencing.

What it Takes

The most relevant experience and background will include experience working with children, youth, adults and family group survivors of torture and trauma, preferably refugee/immigrant survivors of sustained trauma. It will also be advantageous to have experience and training in play therapy or other child-specific modalities for this specific position

To do this job satisfactorily, you must be willing to travel anywhere in the city, possess a valid class 5 driver’s license, and have access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage for work. The role may work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends.

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