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A staff group that represents the diversity of the people and communities we serve is of the utmost importance. Phoenix is committed to reducing barriers that have traditionally impacted access to employment and career growth. As such, we encourage those interested to self-identify their culture and/or ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc. We also invite you to share your pronouns in your cover letter or resume.


Phoenix is a non-profit, community-based organization located in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, their families, and communities across multiple locations in Halifax. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has unique needs and personal strengths. We believe that people are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. Integral to Phoenix’s continuum of care, the Clinical Therapists offer therapy to youth between the ages of 11 and 24, and their families. The Clinical Therapists work with youth and families facing a range of challenges, including difficult family relationships, grief and loss, peer conflict and bullying, challenges at school, coping with emotions, low self-esteem, histories of abuse and trauma, discrimination, and poverty. This position works collaboratively with all of Phoenix’s service-delivery programs and in conjunction with Halifax’s junior and senior high schools and relevant community resources.

This Moment, This Position

Phoenix is seeking a skilled individual and family therapist whose work is led by the principles of anti-oppressive practice. You will join a team of passionate clinicians who understand that problems always have a social context, and that advocacy is an integral aspect of therapy. As a clinical therapist joining the Phoenix Youth and Family Therapy team, you will be both challenged and inspired by the youth and families you serve. You will have the opportunity to be a part of a team that values supporting each other through peer-supervision, critical reflection, and ongoing professional development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide therapeutic services for youth and their families.
  • Provide consultation to parents, school staff, Phoenix staff and community partners.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops for Phoenix staff and community partners.
  • Supervise Master of Social Work students and registered social work candidates.
  • Review and revise the program’s clinical policies and procedures as required.
  • Liaise and advocate with other agencies on behalf of youth and Phoenix, and participate in community committees, projects, or activities.
  • Utilize Phoenix database for client records management, program development and evaluation purposes.
  • Commitment to the development of Phoenix Youth Programs and participate in internal activities, committees, and/or projects.
  • Take a role leading the agency’s commitment to Anti-Oppressive Practice through learning opportunities, critical self-reflection, and ongoing professional development.

Education & Experience:

  • Master of Social Work degree or equivalent.
  • Current Registered Social Worker or candidacy status, or current registration with the appropriate professional governing body.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a clinical therapist.
  • Experience providing therapy to youth and families.
  • Demonstrated skill using an anti-oppressive, social justice, and harm reduction approach.
  • Demonstrated critical reflection skills in relation to social and political issues that impact youth and their families.
  • Familiarity with using various therapy models, such as Narrative, ACT, DBT, Feminist, CBT, and Trauma-informed and specific practices.
  • A high level of understanding of adolescent development and adolescent mental health.
  • Experience supervising MSW students an asset.
  • Standard First Aid or a commitment to secure certification within six months of being hired.

The Package

Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

At Phoenix, we are inspired by each other and proud to work with an amazing team of dedicated, professional and compassionate people

  • Group Benefit plan (Medavie Blue Cross)
  • Generous vacation, paid holidays and sick leave
  • RRSP contribution
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • In-house training & professional development opportunities

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