Internship Opportunities

Our practicum program welcomes interns who are completing their clinical requirements for a Master’s degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field.

About the Practicum

Intern Therapists completing their practicum provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy counselling services to a wide range of clients. Services are offered to meet the needs of clients and within parameters set by the agency. Interns will take part in providing counselling services in schools, at our partner Drop-In Single-Session Counselling (DISSC) sites, as well as ongoing therapy at The Family Centre.

Start Dates

  • SEPTEMBER TO APRIL 30th (with possible school placement)

              Commitment to assigned school until the end of June

              Application deadline: June 1

  • JANUARY TO AUGUST 31st

              Application deadline: October 1

  •  MAY TO DECEMBER 31st

              Application deadline: February 1

Duration

Eight consecutive months
15-25 hours/week

Qualifications

  • In process of completing a Master’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Experience in face-to-face counselling, including working with children and/or families
  • Completion of Police Information Check (EPS) and Intervention Record Check (CFS) with no outstanding charges; must be renewed every three years
  • Up-to-date Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Flexible, driven and creative attitude
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and self-care practices
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft, Google Drive, online databases, etc.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Use sound techniques to establish and recognize a trusting relationship with client(s)
  • Use a sound theoretical base in providing service to clients
  • Assist the client in connecting with community resources, as needed
  • When the client is unable, advocate on behalf of the client and teach the client how to advocate on his/her own behalf
  • Complete administrative responsibilities on time, such as client session notes and timesheets
  • Videotape client sessions for clinical supervision
  • Attend individual supervision, group supervision and consultation supervision meetings

Please direct all applications (CV and cover letter) and questions to:

Olga Perju, MA, CCC, RCAT, RP

Clinical Supervisor

olga.perju@the-family-centre.com