Permanent Casual Treatment Counselors

Permanent Casual Treatment Counselors

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File No: OP-21-303
Date Posted: November 30, 2021.
Closing Date: Until filled
Position: Permanent Casual Treatment Counselors
Location: Sunnyside, Gore, and Haig Treatment Homes
Date of Vacancy: December 13, 2021
Hours of Work: Call in hours – no minimum guarantee
Wage: Hourly: $27.92- $28.91 (Plus $3 per hour as pandemic pay)

POSITION:   The Treatment Counselor 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 Counselors 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 Counselors will strive to provide clients with reasonable choices and seek to involve them in all aspects of community living.



  • 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

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  • 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 by the noted closing date to:

Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Ongwanada                                                                                                                                                                                                       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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