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. 

CBT THERAPIST – Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program – FULL TIME (1.0 FTE)

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team is currently seeking a CBT/Mental Health Therapist (37.5 hours per week) to join our team, as we work together with the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) – Central North Program to support individuals experiencing depression and/or anxiety by increasing access to cognitive-behavioural therapy.

This hybrid position will be in Dufferin-Caledon, primarily Orangeville.

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

  • Committed to developing professionally and actively participating in standardized CBT training supported by clinical consultation
  • Dedicated to collaborating effectively with other providers within our organization, our region, and across a network of organizations
  • Proficient in psychotherapy and able to facilitate structured cognitive-behavioural therapy, in adherence with the OSP clinical model and guidelines
  • Possesses strong clinical skills and has expertise in completing comprehensive assessments, as well as administering mood and anxiety-related measures
  • Knowledgeable about mental health, trauma-informed care, risk assessment, crisis intervention, and addiction/substance use
  • Flexible and able to work some evening hours
  • 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 (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