Family Counsellor

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The Family Counsellor - Behavioural Health Consultant (BHC) will work collaboratively as a part of the interdisciplinary primary care network (PCN) team. You will provide consultation-based services to patients, primary care physicians, and other allied health professionals using an integrated behavioural healthcare model in a primary care setting. As the BHC you will identify, assess and conduct evidence-informed interventions, including psychosocial interventions, to patients and their families with psychological, physical and behavioural health concerns. You will provide individual, couple, and family therapy (or other therapy as appropriate) and implement advanced clinical interventions utilizing one or more modalities of psychotherapy; individual, family and/or couple and appropriately apply these modalities or treatments to a diverse population across the entire age span. In addition, you will communicate clear, practical, evidence-based diagnoses and assessment findings and develop specific behavioural change plans for patients and behavioural health protocols for specific health-related target populations in consultation and in collaboration with the primary care team. The successful candidate will be provided with training in the integrated care model, receive appropriate supervision and ongoing consultation as required. This position may require the incumbent to work evening shifts as required. The ability to develop collaborative working relationships and to provide effective and responsive consultation; sound clinical and professional judgement; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to be self-directed, flexible, and display initiative in work settings; and knowledge of the mental health system, services, resources and ability to facilitate referrals of primary care provider’s patients’ are all required of the BHC.

As a Family Counsellor, you will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to clients and their families. You will also provide clinical focused consultation with other programs or community resources and acts as a liaison to develop and promote preventative health programs in the community. You will collaborate with other health care providers and community service providers to ensure a continuum of care in the community.

Classification: Family Counsellor
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Cgy West Central PCN MH Recov
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 27-SEP-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 07-OCT-2019
Temporary End Date: 17-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.5
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 21
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
Completion of master's degree in a health related field. Active or eligible for registration with applicable professional association or college.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Nursing with Psychosocial Intervention Authorization. Registered and in good standing with applicable professional association or college. Minimum 5 years post-degree experience in providing assessment and treatment of mental and behavioural health disorders to individuals across the lifespan in a mental health setting. Training and experience in individual, couple and family therapy modalities. Training and experience in implementing evidence-based interventions, and basic health psychology and knowledge and ability to apply population based care principles. Possession of valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is a requirement of the position, as travel within the Calgary Zone is a required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 1 year experience providing assessment and therapy in a community-based primary care setting with family physicians. Competency in using the DSM V diagnoses. Knowledgeable of medications used in the treatment of mental health conditions. Evidence of strong skills in creating and presenting to groups and individuals. Experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and research.