Permanent Casual Treatment Counselors

Permanent Casual Treatment Counselors

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File No: OP-22-46
Date Posted: April 11, 2022.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Position: Permanent Casual Treatment Counsellors
Location: Sunnyside, Gore, and Haig Treatment Homes
Date of Vacancy: May 16, 2022.
Hours of Work: Calls in hours – no minimum guarantee
Wage: Start – $28.20   6 months $28.76    One Year – $29.20
(Plus $3 per hour as pandemic pay)
Reason: Replaced Employee

POSITION:   The Treatment Counsellor will provide support which is short-term, empirically-based and outcome driven as part of a multi-disciplinary team for individuals with a developmental disability and a mental health diagnosis and/or challenging behavior.  Treatment home Counsellors will be appointed as primary counselors for specific clients and will work collaboratively with families, agencies, and other members of Ongwanada’s multi-disciplinary team utilizing a bio-psycho-social model.  Treatment Counsellors will strive to provide clients with reasonable choices and seek to involve them in all aspects of community living.

Ongwanada offers defined benefit pension (HOOPP), a competitive benefit plan or paid in-lieu of benefits for casual and part-time employees.


  • Provide direct care with clients in a variety of duties
  • Assist in the planning, development and implementation of client treatment/behavioural support plans and related duties
  • Performs organizational and administrative duties and other general duties as assigned

For the complete position description please contact Human Resources through


  • Graduate of a Community College or University in a related field, i.e. Developmental Service Worker (DSW), Behavioral Science Technologist (BST.), BA Psychology, Registered Nurse
  • Current certificates in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Advanced Crisis Intervention, Behavioural Analysis Training and any other course deemed appropriate by Ongwanada
  • Successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized pharmacology course
  • A valid class G driving license with full driving privilege, and successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized Defensive Driving Course
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written communication skills with good observational and recording abilities.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job and work shift
  • Experience working with dual diagnosis, highly physically aggressive clients in an intense work environment
  • The incumbent must meet and maintain the physical and cognitive, and attendance requirements of the position

    Les candidats bilingues sont fortement encouragés à soumettre leur candidature.

    Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number to:

    Human Resources Generalist Human Resources
    191 Portsmouth Avenue
    Kingston, ON    K7M 8A6
    Fax (613) 548-8135  Email:

    Please note consideration will be given to internal bargaining unit members before proceeding with external applicants.


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