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CHIRS

Community Head Injury Resource Services

Available Careers

 
 
 

Available Careers:

Staff Training and Education

One of CHIRS' most valuable assets is its committed staff who provide the daily support to clients. In order to equip staff to work successfully alongside individuals living with the effects of brain injury, CHIRS offers a broad range of methodologies and treatment techniques.

At CHIRS, education is a collaborative effort that includes families, clients, frontline staff and the clinical team. Families and clients are actively involved in developing and participating in training courses to facilitate staff learning through the eyes of those most affected by the injury. CHIRS staff have the opportunity to contribute to training and education in many ways including suggesting topics and speakers, working on training committees, as well as actively participating in course evaluations. Many CHIRS staff have the opportunity to attend and present at a number of external conferences including annual Toronto ABI Network and Interurban Conferences.

Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) is an accredited leader in the provision of community-based support for individuals living with acquired brain injury. CHIRS has an international reputation for developing and implementing services for people living with co-occurring brain injury, substance use and mental health challenges.

How to Apply: Download the PDF or DOC Application Form which is available on the right hand side of this page. Please email with your cover letter and resume to Galyn Baptist, HR Manager at galynb@chirs.com.

CHIRS values diversity and inclusion in the workplace and as such encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices in compliance with the AODA. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the HR Manager at 416 240 8000.

We appreciate all applications; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Occupational Therapist - Mental Health Focus
We are currently seeking a talented, compassionate and dedicated Occupational Therapist (OT), with a focus on mental health interventions, to join our team.
Full-time (40 hours per week);
Flexible schedule may include some evenings and weekends;
Work structure is a blend of virtual and in-person.
Job Region: Toronto

Position Summary:

The OT will join an experienced clinical team serving people living with acquired brain injury, problematic substance use and serious mental health disorders. Working from a model of collaboration, inclusivity and creativity, the team is dedicated to making this difficult work sustainable by maintaining a supportive and flexible work environment. The incumbent will use their clinical skills in the areas of assessment and treatment to provide consultation and supervision to CHIRS residential and outreach teams in the areas of functional assessments, setting of functional goals and development of skill- building/compensation routines. The incumbent will provide on-site supervision to OT practicum students through CHIRS' partnership with the University of Toronto's Occupational Therapy program. The OT will be part of a clinical team that includes a Neuropsychologist, Social Worker and Occupational Therapist and will have opportunities to participate in clinical consultations, training, research and program development.

Criteria:

  • Masters' degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Experience working in the community with adults living with concurrent disorders
  • Experience working with individuals with neurocognitive/neurobehavioural challenges preferred; supervision and training will be available to the incumbent
  • Experience working in a rehabilitation setting an asset
  • Advanced assessment, crisis intervention and counselling skills
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and client-centered care
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain communication with external service providers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Solid computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Use of a vehicle, vehicle insurance (minimum of $1 million liability coverage) and a valid driver's license (G-class) for a minimum of 3 years
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a recent and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Screening required

Compensation: Competitive salary, group health and dental benefits after completion of probationary requirements



Psychologist or Psychologist, Supervised Practice
We are currently seeking a talented, compassionate and dedicated Psychologist or Psychologist in Supervised practice to join our clinical team.
Position Type: One (1) year contract, Full time (40 hours per week).
Flexible schedule may include some evenings and the option to work a blend of virtual and in- person
Job Region: Toronto

Position Summary:

The Psychologist will join a team of Neuropsychologists and participate in trans-disciplinary care in partnership with a dedicated clinical team to provide neuropsychological assessments, treatment services (individual and group therapy) and consultation/training to staff related to clinical, evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Harm Reduction. CHIRS can provide supervision to candidates who require supervision for registration. The incumbent will have the opportunity to supervise clinical practicum students.

Criteria:

  • Registration as a clinical Neuropsychologist, Rehabilitation Psychologist or clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, or completion of an APA/CPA Approved Internship program and eligibility for Supervised Practice
  • Pre-doctoral internship experience in neuropsychology and rehabilitation environments preferred
  • Working knowledge of Ontario's insurance-funded treatment systems an asset
  • Strong clinical assessment and treatment skills and a commitment to teamwork and client-centred care
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Must have a valid G-class driver's licence for a minimum of 3 years and use of an insured vehicle with a minimum of $1 million liability coverage
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a clean Vulnerable Sector Police Screening required

Compensation: Competitive salary, education benefit and paid vacation



Addictions Counselor - Full-time
We are currently seeking a talented, compassionate and dedicated Addictions Counselor to join our team.
Position Type: Full time (40 hours per week)
Flexible schedule; may include some evenings and weekends
Work structure is a blend of virtual and in-person
Job Region: Toronto

Position Summary:

As part of CHIRS' Neurobehavioral ABI Program, the Addictions Counselor will join an experienced clinical team serving people living with acquired brain injury, problematic substance use and serious mental health disorders. Working from a model of collaboration, inclusivity and creativity, the team is dedicated to making this difficult work sustainable by maintaining a supportive and flexible work environment. Along with experienced ABI professionals, the incumbent will use their clinical skills in the areas of assessment, case management, counseling, and group and family work to provide support for individuals with a history of acquired brain injury who are also living with mental health and addictions issues. They will have the support of a clinical team that includes a Neuropsychologist, Social Worker, and Occupational Therapist. All clients in the program have access to Neuropsychiatric and Addictions medicine consultation. The incumbent will have the opportunity to directly participate in clinical consultation, training and program development.

Criteria:

  • University degree in a related field and a post diploma certificate in Addictions, with a minimum of 3 years' experience working in the field
  • Experience with individuals and families living with concurrent disorders
  • Experience working with individuals with neurocognitive/neurobehavioral challenges preferred. Supervision and training will be available to the incumbent
  • Proficiency in Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction interventions
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and client-centered care
  • Proven ability to maintain communication with external services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Solid computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Must have a valid G-class driver's licence for a minimum of 3 years and use of an insured vehicle with a minimum of $1 million liability coverage
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a clear vulnerable sector police screening required

Compensation: Competitive salary, group health and dental benefits after completion of probationary requirements.



Community Facilitators- Fulltime, Community Outreach and Adult Day Services

Requirements:

  • Degree/College Diploma in Social Services, Healthcare, Addictions, Mental Health or related field of study
  • Case management experience
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekends, as needed
  • Mental health and addictions experience (for the Community Outreach positions)
  • Recreation qualifications (for Adult Day Services positions)
  • Computer literate and strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Must have a valid G-class driver's licence for a minimum of 3 years and use of an insured vehicle with a minimum of $1 million liability coverage
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a clear vulnerable sector police screening required

Compensation:

$53,914.00 per annum plus a wage enhancement of $3.00 per hour for direct client support hours worked. Eligible for benefits after successful completion of probation (6 months from hire).



Residential Facilitator - Full time contract
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Pay Rate: $50,212 per annum

Requirements:

  • Degree/College Diploma in Social Services, Healthcare or related field of study
  • Previous work experience in a residential setting
  • Ability to work rotating day, afternoon and weekend shifts
  • Must have a valid G-class driver's licence for a minimum of 3 years and use of an insured vehicle with a minimum of $1 million liability coverage
  • Computer literate, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a clear vulnerable sector police screening required
Eligible for two wage enhancements - $1.50 PSS allowance on all hours worked and $3.00 per hour permanent compensation enhancement on all direct hours worked.


Residential Facilitator - Regular Part-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Pay Rate: $21.98 per hour


Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Social Services field
  • Strong interpersonal and support skills
  • Minimum shift requirement - 1 weekend shift per week
  • Must have a valid G-class driver's licence for a minimum of 3 years and use of an insured vehicle with a minimum of $1 million liability coverage
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a clear vulnerable sector police screening required
Eligible for two wage enhancements - $1.50 PSS allowance on all hours worked and $3.00 per hour permanent compensation enhancement on all direct hours worked.

 
     
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