ROCK Employment Opportunities
If you have a strong desire to work with an innovative team of professionals and share our commitment to providing service that are inclusive, client and family centred, professional, high quality and accessible, we invite you to submit your resume for future consideration.
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Practica / Internship
Reach Out Centre for Kids is a training centre for graduate level students in a variety of disciplines including clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work, and family therapy. Through practicum and internship opportunities, students gain valuable clinical experience working with a child and adolescent mental health population in a community setting.
1. Predoctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology
The ROCK Predoctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology is seeking accreditation with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The CPA Accreditation office can be contacted at 141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 702, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J3
Download ROCK Predoctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology Document
Note: If you are a student applying for the above Predoctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology with ROCK please quote " Program code 185211"
2. Family Therapy Internship Program
Download ROCK Family Therapy Internship Program
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3. Psychology Practicum Placements
ROCK offers psychological assessment and intervention practicum
placements in our three sites. Applications are due on February
1 and students are offered placements on March 1.
Applications are comprised of a letter of intent stating training
goals for the placement, 2 reference letters, transcripts, and
CV. Applications can be forwarded to Dr. Joy Andres-Lemay, 323
Kerr St., Suite 208, Oakville, ON, L6K 3B6 or can be emailed to
ROCK Corporate Board of Directors
2013 - 2014
Pat Gaughan is the President and CEO of Bartimaeus Inc, whose head office is located in Burlington, Ontario. Bartimaeus provides support services to children, youth, adults and senior who are exhibiting behavioural difficulties as a result of mental health, psychiatric, developmental and serious trauma. Pat has worked in the Children’s Mental Health, Addictions and Developmental sectors for 27 years in both front line and senior management positions. Pat has been published as well as presented numerous workshops and seminars at National and International conferences with a focus on best practices and the profession of Child and Youth Work.Pat was previously the Chair of the GTA Branch of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors as well as an Ontario board member of the same Association. He is also presently a board member of the Alliance of Community Medical and Rehabilitation Professionals.
Glenn Urbshas, Chartered Accountant is employed with the Joe Ng Group of Companies based in Hamilton, Ontario. His roles and responsibilities include leading the finance and administration of the Group. The Joe Ng Group of Companies is a multi-faceted organization with focus on industrial engineering and consulting.Prior to joining the Joe Ng Group, Glenn worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a senior manager in their audit and assurance group. He was responsible for the oversight of audits of not-for-profit organizations through to publicly traded enterprises. Glenn graduated from the University of Windsor in 1998 with an Honours degree in Commerce. Glenn obtained his C.A. designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2001.
Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher began his policing career in 1983 and has an extensive operational background, having worked in a variety of roles throughout the Police Service including managing a number of investigative functions and specialized units.In 2005 as Inspector of the Regional Criminal Investigations Bureau he took over Commanded of the Homicide Unit, the Drugs and Morality Unit, the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, and the Forensic Identification and Computer Crime Sections.In January 2007, Andrew successfully competed for the rank of Deputy Chief and commenced his duties in charge of Policing Operations and currently assumed responsibility for Policing Administration.Andrew is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and is a member of the Canadian and International Associations of Chief of Police. He is also an active member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), working on a number of committees. He is also the current chair of the Mohawk College Public Safety and Policing Studies Advisory Committee.Deputy Chief Fletcher is a long time resident of the City of Burlington and remains active within the Community, coaching rep soccer teams and in 2008 was named the rep coach of the year. Andrew was a member of the Halton Regional Police Pipes and Drums and when not coaching or drumming he loves to spend at his cottage with his wife Jacquei and their two children.
Welcome new ROCK Corporate Board Member Rosemary Fisher
Welcome new ROCK Corporate Board Member Tomas Laszlo
Secretary to the Board
Ron Rodgers is the Chief Executive Officer at ROCK, Reach Out Centre for Kids, Halton’s largest and only regional, multi-disciplinary children’s mental health agency. With over 30 years experience in child and youth mental health, Ron’s career began in direct service as a Child and Youth Worker, and has since encompassed program management, supervisory and executive director roles in the public and non-profit sector. His past portfolio as a program supervisor for provincial government included responsibility for children’s services in northwestern Ontario, including child welfare, children’s mental health, aboriginal services, and developmental disabilities. Ron has extensive expertise in hard to serve populations, innovative service delivery models given fiscal restraints and increasing access to mental health treatment in remote and rural areas. Ron served as CEO of Algoma Child and Youth Services in northern Ontario, where he grew the agency from 100 clients per year to 3500 per year, over a period of five years. A recognized children visionary in the field, Ron is credited with developing the first children mental health walk-in clinic model in Ontario, almost 20 years ago at Algoma Child and Youth Services in Sault Saint Marie. Although the model was not sustained, the initiative was the pre-cursor to successful development of ROCK’s leading-innovation walk-in clinic, and the subsequent ability of ROCK staff to provide walk-in clinic training to agencies throughout Ontario. Ron has provided leadership at ROCK since 2000, presided over three successful mergers, and facilitated the agency’s regional growth to over 15,000 services provided in 2010/11. The walk-in clinic at ROCK opened under his leadership in July 2001, and has remained the agency’s core service delivery model, facilitating immediate access to care for Halton’s children, youth and families. Ron currently holds the position of Secretary on the ROCK Corporate Board of Directors.
Farewell to Former Board Members:
Hon. Paddy Torsney A life-long Burlington resident, Paddy is Vice President of The Capital Hill Group in Toronto. She served as the Member of Parliament for Burlington for 12 + years, working on a variety of local, national and international issues. As an MP, Paddy served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of International Cooperation (04-06)and Environment (98-2000), as the Vice Chair of the Justice Committee, the Finance Committee, and as a member of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Industry, and Status of Women committees and the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Development and Human Rights. She chaired the House of Commons Special Committee on the Non-Medical Use of Drugs which developed smart consensus recommendations to address Canada’s illicit drug use. Paddy played a role internationally as the Canadian President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (a UN type organization for the world’s parliamentarians), serving on the IPU’s World Trade Organization Steering Committee. She was elected President of the 12+ group (Western Europe, Canada, NZ, Australia and Israel) in 2005 and played an active role as chair of many drafting committees over the years.Paddy was a delegate to the Ottawa Convention to Ban Landmines (97), the Population and Development Conference (Cairo 94) and the UN Women’s Meeting (Beijing 95). She continues to support NGO’s working in these areas.Paddy has a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Marketing from McGill University. She completed the ICD Directors’ Education Program. Paddy is a host on Cogeco TV’s Roundtable and a member of the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton Leadership Committee.
Chantel Goldsmith practices employment and labour law, and civil litigation as an Associate with Halton’s largest law firm, O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP. Chantel’s previous work experience included the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Legal Services Branch and acting as a Prosecutor for contraventions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Chantel grew up in Oakville and currently resides in Burlington.
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