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Now Hiring: Mental Health Counsellor

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to

Position: Mental Health Counsellor
Location: Ottawa
Position Status: Part-time, contract
Hours of work: Depends on contractor and client referrals

Salary: 70/30% split


Have you worked with children and teens in a mental health capacity? Do you have experience working in the autism community? Are you an enthusiastic, creative person who wants to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you have a willingness to learn and grow professionally?


If so, we would love for you to join the TIPES team!

TIPES is a non-profit organization in Ottawa known for teaching children, youth, and adults with autism and other learning needs to reach their individual potential. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of social workers, counselors, behaviour technicians, Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, and a clinical psychologist.


We offer our employees

  • A dynamic learning environment with opportunities to grow your clinical skills

  • A supportive senior leadership team, with access to supervision from a clinical psychologist, as well as a registered MSW

  • Opportunities for involvement in after-hours work, group work, and workshops

  • Developmental and training opportunities such as Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, CPR/First Aid, and other autism and mental health specific training



  • Minimum of a master’s degree in psychology, counselling, social work, or a related field

  • Must be registered with Ontario Social Work or College of Psychotherapists, in good standing

  • 2+ years of clinical experience, ideally working directly with clients with autism, ADHD, or other exceptionalities

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building capabilities

  • Knowledge and application of the Child and Family Services Act’s regulations on consent, confidentiality, and reporting obligations

  • Experience with individual and group counselling and programming, with experience in program development

  • Experience and training in delivering trauma supports and evidence-informed practices (CBT, DBT, EFT, group facilitation)

  • Experience in anti-racism/anti-oppressive practices when working with clients

  • Experience in developing treatment plans and referrals

  • Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Meet all necessary provincial licensure requirements

  • Bilingual preferred

Other assets

  • Strong understanding of the intersectional needs of individuals with disabilities including autism and other exceptionalities

  • Experience and knowledge working with LGBTQ+ individuals

  • A positive and compassionate attitude

  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize needs, and work independently

  • Willingness to stay updated on new therapies, protocols, and insurance coverage in the field

  • Passion for advancing the knowledge of the types of supports offered to individuals with autism and other learning needs

  • Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Fluency in another language(s)



  • Schedule and provide individual, family, and group counselling to clients as assigned by the coordinator

    • Sessions will be virtual, through the Jane app, or telephone until further notice

  • Develop treatment plans and referrals

  • Assess client needs and provide appropriate supports

  • Establish positive, trusting, and non-judgmental relationships with clients

  • Educate and involve family members in the counselling process if necessary and with consent

  • Record and maintain documentation through the Jane app

  • When required, refer clients to outside sources or agencies that can better address their specific needs

  • Maintain client confidentiality

  • Maintain all required licenses and appropriate insurance

  • Seek appropriate supervision and/or peer consultation as required by your college or as needed

  • Participate in monthly supervision meetings with the coordinator and clinical supervisor

  • Communicate with the coordinator on an ongoing basis

TIPES is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a team of people from diverse communities. In keeping with this, applicants are strongly encouraged to self-identify in their applications. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

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