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Child and Youth Counsellors

Child and Youth Counsellor Student Practicum Process

Placement Process Instructions: 

1. Practicum Coordinators for each college/university will send SickKids CYC Practicum Coordinator (Denise Halliday) the names and resumes of all students who are interested and appropriate for placements at SickKids. Students may specify interest in particular program of interest in their cover letter, however decision on placement will be completed in the interview.

2. SickKids team will review resumes and contact students that meet requirements for an interview. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

3. Successful candidates must come prepared to the interview with two professional references and one therapeutic activity planned for presentation.

4. SickKids will ensure interviews are done and successful applicants are notified at least 1.5 months prior to placement start date.

5. Forms (placement agreement, vulnerable sector check, immunization check) must be submitted at least 15 days prior to beginning of placement. Timelines above will allow student enough time to complete these requirements.  Failure to do so will jeopardize placement.

6. Placement coordinators to forward resumes to:

Denise Halliday
CYC Practicum Coordinator
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
denise.halliday@sickkids.ca