Family Counsellor

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

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Your Opportunity:
The Youth Community Support Program is a cross-ministry initiative. It aims to provide a step-down service for youth and their families who are exiting acute inpatient mental health settings or formal treatment environments. This program is for a specific group of youth 13-18 years of age. As part of this team, you will have a role in assisting children and adolescents reach their ultimate goal of healthy family reunification and successful independent living. These clients are continuously accessing hospital services with no stable resolution. Your responsibilities will include: Provide direct care for children, adolescents, and their families within the Youth Community Support Program. Provide intervention and support for the planning, implementation, and management of their mental health. Clinical services involve a wide range of activities including: assessment, therapy, appropriate referral to other resources, and liaison with hospital and community services. Provide direct care to clients and families within this program, including assessments and group/individual treatment. The successful applicant will be instrumental in the development of effective collaborative relationships with the manager of the contracted agency involved in the delivery of the program and with the key stakeholder (Child and Family Services). Provide system based assessment and family therapy treatment, case management, and coordination of therapeutic services for program clients and their families. The incumbent will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of health professionals in providing care to adolescents who present with a wide array of complex mental health issues and co-morbid conditions. Flexibility is required for practice within an evolving continuum of care.

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: Com EDMYouth Community Support
Primary Location: YCSP Outreach Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 17-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 25-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
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:
Eligible candidates should possess one of the following: 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 including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Registration with Appropriate Regulatory College under the HPA. Must have formal clinical training and knowledge in child and adolescent mental health. A Minimum Five years of recent experience in the community mental health setting providing services to children, youth and their families who have complex mental health issues with associated cognitive, behavioral, and developmental delays/disorders is required. Experience working with Child and Family Services, schools, and other community resources. Experience providing expert clinical consultation to professionals. Knowledge of community resources for children and adolescents. Ability to manage a varied caseload and complete work in a timely manner. Must have family therapy skills, supplemented by strong communication skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively, and to contribute positively to change in emerging services/programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Training in and understanding of DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Experience working with Child and Family Services, Disability Services (FSCD), schools and other health partnership initiatives, multicultural groups, program development and community resources for children and adolescents is preferred.