The Relationship Centre

Clinical Therapist Job Description


Clinical Therapist

Position Location

Belleville, Ontario

Remote work available in combination with in-person work

Employment Category

Independent Contractor

Up to Full Time (40 hours/week)

Estimates Annual Income

$84,000 - $156,000


The purpose of this role is to provide high quality attachment and trauma informed therapy to fulfil The Relationship Centre’s mission of helping people do deep emotional work that facilitates long-lasting transformative change in themselves and their relationships.

Core Competencies

  • Accountability

  • Adaptability

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Communication

  • Critical Thinking

  • Decision Making

  • Leadership

  • Networking & Relationship Building
  • Organizational & Relationship Building

  • Planning & Organizing

  • Problem Solving

  • Results Orientation

  • Risk Management

  • Service Orientation

  • Teamwork

A Successful Therapist Will Be Someone Who:

  • Shows dedication to a high standard of ethical and professional conduct following all guidelines of their professional regulatory body.

  • Demonstrates a high degree of self-awareness and commitment to personal development.

  • Is committed to clinical excellence through ongoing professional development and participation in various forms of support, supervision, and consultation.

  • Is an excellent communicator and models open, candid, respectful communication.

  • Possesses excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Disciplined in self-managing all aspects of documentation in a timely manner.

  • Is open and receptive to feedback to improve their performance and outcomes.

  • Can be flexible and adapt to change as the practice grows.

  • A team player with a willingness to engage and contribute.

  • Effectively engages client in therapy process and treatment planning.

  • Completes all written reports, assessments, letters and chart notes within specified time frames with high degree of quality both clinically and grammatically.

This is How We Measure Success/Excellence in this Role:

  • Client retention/engagement numbers that are higher than average for the practice.

  • Consistently booking 10 weekly sessions at the outset of therapy.

  • Clients remain in therapy until planned pause or discharge.

  • Low cancellation rate – below the average of the practice.

  • Low no show rate – below the average of the practice.

  • Charting completed within 48 hours.

  • MHTR, CFB & VAC Assessment Reports completed with a high degree of quality, both clinically and grammatically, and in a timely manner without prompts from the admin team.

Characteristics You Will Embody:

  • You are kind and compassionate.

  • You are warm and understand the importance of creating a safe space for our clients and teammates.

  • You are responsible and self-reliant.

  • You have an attitude of constant improvement.

  • You approach life with optimism and see the good in situations and people.

  • You share our values and work in accordance with those values.

  • You welcome being held accountable to the results you are responsible for.

  • You are professional and disciplined.

  • You are excited by the Vivid Vision of The Relationship Centre and want to be part of making this impact for our clients, community and team.


  • Master of Social Work or Masters of Arts degree in relevant field 

  • Registered with a professional body that enables one to practice social work or psychotherapy

  • Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) preferred 

  • Certification in Trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) an asset 

  • Professional Liability Insurance 

  • 3 to 5 years related job experience, post Master’s degree completion

  • Experience working with computers and competent with Microsoft Office programs 

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a courteous and respectful manner both verbally and in writing 

  • Strong time management and organizational skills 

  • Reliable and dependable 

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to treat clients with concern and empathy, respecting confidentiality and privacy

Working Conditions

  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals

  • Situations involving conflict or contentious interactions