Mental Health Counsellor

Leading Primary Health Care in Guelph

The Guelph Family Health Team’s vision is Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Primary Care. Building on the medical home model, our interdisciplinary team improves the health of Guelph and area residents through patient-guided, quality focused primary healthcare based on best-practice evidence.

In collaboration with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, we aim to become a designated Best Practice Spotlight Organization. We inspire in our staff a commitment to professional, comprehensive and compassionate care so our patients can maximize their wellness potential and are looking for candidates committed to sustainable use of best practice evidence in their role.

Role Opportunity:

The Guelph Family Health Team is looking for two (2) permanent Mental Health Counsellors – 0.7 to 1.0 FTE

Role Description:

As a Mental Health Counsellor your responsibilities will include the provision of some or all of the following mental health services: assessments, short term individual, couple and family counselling, case management and group work services. The Mental Health counsellor provides services and support to individuals with a broad range of mental health, emotional health and substance abuse issues within a primary care setting.


  • Education at the Masters level in social science or health discipline;
  • Eligibility for membership/membership in good standing in the provincial regulating body of either the Ontario College of Social Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a therapist, social worker or counsellor working with people with mental health and/or addiction issues;
  • Ability to provide feedback on program implementation and evaluation;
  • Extensive knowledge of the issues arising from disabilities, deteriorating mental/physical health and of the conditions which contribute to social isolation and discrimination;
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

Guelph FHT is an equal opportunity employer. If any accommodations are needed for applicants during the selection process, please notify HR.

Please forward your resume to by December 21, 2018.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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