Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy. 


The Dufferin Area Family Health Team is seeking an Addiction & Mental Health Therapist (22.5 hours per week) to join our dynamic, innovative, compassionate team dedicated to supporting, empowering, and collaborating with patients for improved health and well-being. This hybrid position will be in Dufferin-Caledon, specifically Orangeville.

We are looking for someone to join our team who is…

  • Seeking an opportunity to develop professionally in a progressive, collaborative, and highly engaged multi-disciplinary health team
  • Proficient in providing addiction focused therapy with youth (16+) and/or adults struggling with or questioning their substance use, as well as individuals impacted by a family member’s substance use
  • Knowledgeable about trauma-informed care, risk assessment, harm reduction, and crisis intervention
  • Trained in evidence-based psychotherapy approaches, such as CBT, DBT, or MI
  • Creative, innovative, and experienced in co-facilitating groups or psychoeducation workshops
  • Flexible, dedicated to working collaboratively, and committed to a strength-based perspective
  • Respectful of diversity, including race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and gender identity

Experience needed to be considered…

  • MSW, MA or MEd (Counselling Psychology)
  • 2+ years providing psychotherapy in community or healthcare services, with specific experience in addiction counselling/therapy and assessment (Required)
  • Membership in good standing with OCSWSSW or CRPO
  • Strong engagement, assessment, and psychotherapy/counselling skills
  • Experience in risk assessment and crisis intervention
  • Knowledge of local mental health and community services, the Mental Health Act, and PHIPPA
  • Proof of Covid 19 immunization and Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening

Why join the DAFHT …

  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Extended health care benefits including health, dental, vision & critical Illness insurance, EFAP program
  • Support for continuing education and professional membership fees
  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance, including flexible work hours
  • Excellent team/organizational environment
  • Mileage compensation
  • Salary is commensurate with the Ministry of Health compensation grid

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter and your resume to: by March 17, 2023

Come join our team – as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!


Deadline for applications:

March 17, 2023