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Behaviour Therapist
Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Transition Team
Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description:

The Complex Care and Recovery Program, Outpatient Services is seeking a full time, temporary Behaviour Therapist to work on the Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Transition Team. The Behaviour Therapist will report to the Manager of the Downtown West Clinic and collaborate with inpatient units and service partners in the development and implementation of discharge plans for clients who have been designated as “Alternate Level of Care” (ALC). This resource will support innovative clinical services for individuals transitioning to high support housing. The Behaviour Therapist will also provide consultations for the three downtown outpatient clinics (Downtown East, Downtown Central and Downtown West teams).

Working within a biopsychosocial approach and as a member of an inter-professional team, the ALC Transition Team Behaviour Therapist will work with clients who are currently admitted to hospital and who have been identified as discharge-ready but with significant support needs and who have been designated ALC. You will support these clients as they transition to the community and liaise with service partners to coordinate care, refer and connect clients to appropriate services and resources. The successful candidate will undertake collaborative education and capacity building with housing and community service providers. You will provide clients with an individual functional behavioural assessment and treatment strategies suited to the context of the receiving environment, or in their current living environments for the downtown outpatient clinics.  The development, assessment, and evaluation of the client’s transition plan will be supported by the Behaviour Therapist. You will provide hands on support to the receiving service to implement the elements of the transition plan. You will provide team level consultation and training to facilitate successful reintegration within the community.

The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1451 Queen Street West but requires a significant amount of time in the community.


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree and a Behavioural Science Technology (BST) Diploma combined with two (2) years of experience working with individuals with complex mental illness and/or challenging behaviour, concurrent disorders, as well as co-morbid medical conditions, utilizing clinical methods of reinforcement and behaviour modification.  The Behaviour Therapist will have previous experience and knowledge of community resources; experience in adult education (development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum) and providing consultation to staff/teams; along with an appreciation of systems issues is a requirement. Experience negotiating service systems and transitioning clients between institution and community settings is also preferred. The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please Note:     This full-time, temporary position lasting 18 months is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:    $31.14 to $41.98 per hour


CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization. 

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital. 

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

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