Temporary Full Time Psychotherapist / Clinical Counsellor until end March 2021

Northridge Community Church
July 27, 2020
Aurora, Canada
$49,831 - $62,280 per year
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Brian Bishop: [email protected]
Closing date
August 10, 2020


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Purpose Summary:

To represent Northridge Community Church (NCC) of the Salvation Army through providing virtual clinical psychotherapy for individual clients and / or group counselling for those impacted by COVID-19 as outlined below.


  • Endorse NCC’s mission, vision and purpose
  • Support and implement mission and ministry congruent with the operational values of NCC & The Salvation Army
  • In cooperation with Northridge Community Church and appropriate internal governing structure, (Psychotherapist, Community & Family Services (CFS) Coordinator, Officers, Staff and Leadership Team) provide counselling for individuals impacted by COVID-19
  • Act as point person to facilitate and direct clients into the holistic care of the Church community – ensure pastoral support / chaplaincy are provided as requested
  • Provide all necessary administrative material and statistical records; completes all reports required by the Ministry and the Salvation Army
  • Provide virtual clinical counselling (psychotherapy) to those impacted by COVID-19. (Each client hour constitutes c. 100 minutes of actual time for reports, scheduling, phone calls and other related administrative duties)
  • Willing to engage and participate in Salvation Army Divisional and Territorial conversations related to development, and direction
  • Maintains and updates all appropriate documentation related to clients and initiates any new documentation
  • Uphold professional ethical standards in providing confidentiality of clients and the ancillary recording, tracking and maintenance of all client files in accordance with the Code of Ethics as outlined by the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and/or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Ensure that Salvation Army procedural and accreditation requirements are adhered to
  • Models appropriate behaviour, intervenes in crisis situations, provides advocacy as required
  • Liaises with Police, Ministry, court personnel, community agencies, family and other staff members, as necessary and required


  • Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling (e.g. - MDiv or MSW)
  • Be a registered (or eligible) member in good standing with either CRPO or OCSWSSW
  • Represents Northridge Community Church and accepts its mission and values
  • Experience in direct case management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and demonstrated willingness to interact with families and local community
  • Experience in the field recommended
  • Strong ability to seek out and work cooperatively with individuals and agencies
  • Strong assessment, problem solving, conflict resolution, mediation and advocacy skills
  • Ability to exhibit respect for individual diversity, self-determination and empowerment in a non-judgemental, empathetic yet professional manner
  • Ability to compile statistical data and reports for the purposes of reporting, review and evaluation
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License
  • Computer literacy in MS Office software applications with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Strong organizational administrative skills. Able to carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 35 hours per week



The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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