Reporting to and working under the supervision of the Care Manager, the Mental Health Therapist Provincial - Intake Therapist works interdependently with a team of mental health professionals. This position is the first point of contact for the Children, Youth and Families Addiction and Mental Health Program, with the majority of the work being conducted over the telephone. Having the primary responsibility for Intake & Urgent referrals, the incumbent requires extensive mental health knowledge with an emphasis on trauma symptomatology in relation to child maltreatment. They must possess the skills to screen and triage all requests for service and information. Role also includes working with community partners to provide education & support to enhance client care utilizing a family centered care framework. High expectations exist regarding accessibility, effectiveness & appropriateness of response & decision making. Screening & triage decisions are based on clinical findings gathered from individuals & referring or collateral sources. This position will be working out of the Northgate Mental Health Clinic in partnership with the Zebra Child Protection Service. Please note that the current schedule is Monday to Friday days and this could change in the future depending on the needs of the clinic and the number of staff hired.
As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention utilizing a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, group) to persons experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Working both independently and as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, you will provide evidence informed and best practices in crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, referral, case management and treatment.
Classification: Mental Health Therapist Provin
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Edm Zebra Child PC MH Program
Primary Location: Northgate Mall
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 03-FEB-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 6
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $39.42
Maximum Salary: $52.36
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of one of the following programs: Master's degree in Psychology. Master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization. Master's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Master's degree in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable regulatory college.
Additional Required Qualifications:
3-5 years of direct clinical experience related to trauma with the focus on children, youth and their families. Current BCLS-HCP certification required. Advanced levels of knowledge and skill in the assessment and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders is required. A combination of education and experience will be considered.