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GEORGIAN BAY FAMILY HEALTH TEAM

About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

We are a collaborative team of interdisciplinary health care professionals delivering quality health care in a patient-centered environment.

What is a Family Health Team?

Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide primary health care for their community.

Am I Eligible?

To access our services, you must be a patient of a Family Health Team doctor and have a referral from your doctor or another Family Health Team care provider.

Find out if your doctor is part of our team.

Exceptions:

If you have Diabetes and do not have a doctor that is part of our Family Health Team, please contact us.

“Just In Time” Counselling is open to everyone.

Am I Eligible?

To access our services, you must be a patient of a Family Health Team doctor and have a referral from your doctor or another Family Health Team care provider.

Find out if your doctor is part of our team.

Exceptions:

If you have Diabetes and do not have a doctor that is part of our Family Health Team, please contact us.

“Just In Time” Counselling is open to everyone.

They ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set up based on local health and community needs.

THE GBFHT IS MADE UP OF

GBFHT FAMILY DOCTORS

Nurse Practitioners

Hypertension Nurse

TEACH Smoking Cessation Counsellor

Ontario Telemedicine Coordinator

Diabetes Educators

Registered Dietitian

Occupational Therapists

Health Promoter

Mental Health Counsellors

Administrative Staff

Certified Respiratory Educator

Our Board of Directors

 

The GBFHT’s Board of Directors is composed of 7 Family Physicians elected by their peers from the Georgian Bay Family Health Organization.

Board Members Include:
Dr. Jessica Dobson, Chair and Lead Physician

Dr. Kate Coulson

Dr. Carla Murphy

Dr. Caitlin Krempowich

Dr. Marius Van der Merwe

Dr. Matthew Weisbrod

Dr. Janet Clarke

There are also non-voting Board Members who provide valuable insight into organizations the FHT work with on a regular basis:

Marie LaRose, Executive Director, GBFHT
Norah Holder, CEO of Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

Job Opportunities

Mental health counsellor

Location: Collingwood, ON

Start date: January 2022

We are seeking an experienced Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist to join our mental health team. Our region offers the very best of summer and winter activity for those with a passion for the outdoors. Our progressive, multi-disciplinary team is a key player within the South Georgian Bay region, proud of the solid relationships and history of collaboration with all our community partners. We work in a professional and collegial environment, use an up-to-date electronic medical records system (EMR), and offer many opportunities for ongoing training and professional development. The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) provides a host of primary care services including Lung Health, Diabetes, Healthy Aging, Nutrition Counselling, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

Our team of 4 Child & Youth counsellors and 6 Adult counsellors, provide primary mental health care response to patients of the 52 area physicians who comprise our Family Health Organization. The successful applicant will mainly deal with our adult population, but experience/versatility in treating children/youth and young adults will be considered beneficial.

Some of your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide accessible counselling to individuals, couples and groups using evidence-based practices.
  • Engage in a collaborative and integrated approach to the provision of mental health care that adheres to patient centered principles.
  • Work in concert with family physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and integrated health professionals to provide stabilizing support for patients.
  • Collaborate with team members and other agencies/programs to provide group and educational programs in topics such as: anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, and loss.
  • Engage fully as a Just in Time Team (JITT) member to provide responsive, stabilizing counselling and coaching interventions that are trauma, justice and rights informed.
  • Maintain records in a timely manner, in accordance with the requirements of your professional college.
  • Manage a full and demanding caseload, with frequent competing priorities.

Education/Skills

  • Master’s degree in counselling
  • Current registration and good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers or the CRPO is essential.
  • Minimum of 5 years counselling and/or psychotherapy experience
  • Certification and/or training in, but not limited to: Brief therapy models, CBT, DBT, EFT, MBSR, and Trauma-informed therapies
  • Proficiency with suicide risk assessment
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary team as well as independently, with confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills required
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Familiarity with EMR system an asset

We look forward to reading your cover letter highlighting why you would be a good fit with our team. Please forward this, along with your resumé, to info@gbfht.ca.

Due to an anticipated high volume of applications, we will only be contacting those whose qualifications most closely match our requirements and have included a cover letter in their application.

South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team Jobs

To view job opportunities at South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team, click here.

CONTACT

Collingwood Health Centre
186 Erie Street
Suite 100
Collingwood, ON.
L9Y 4T3

PHONE & FAX

705-444-5885
Fax: 705-444-1393

PARKING

The parking lot has 3 pay and display machines

Parking is $2.00 for 1.5 hours

The parking lot is run by CarPark (located in Toronto).

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