As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital you uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accomodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.
Summary of responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Adult Mental Health, the successful candidate will work as a member of the Outpatient Mental Health Services team. As an energetic and enthusiastic team member, your commitment to client care and serving the community is evident. The Master’s Prepared Therapist works collaboratively with individuals who are experiencing the most severe, complex, rare, or chronic/persistent diagnosable addiction, mental health and concurrent disorder issues that significantly impair functioning in most areas such as home, school/work, and in the community. The Master’s Prepared Therapist applies mastery of addiction, mental health and concurrent disorder psychotherapy theory and skills when working with individuals, groups and families/caregivers. The therapist will provide a range of comprehensive services including intake, assessment, psychotherapy, consultation with client families, peers and other professionals, including consulting psychiatrists.
Requirements of the job
- Master’s Degree social sciences/health care related field
- Registered with a relevant Ontario College whose members may practice the controlled act of psychotherapy
- Has received specialized training and supervision which has provided them the opportunity to practice and integrate advanced level psychotherapy knowledge and skills
- Minimum 3 years working experience and in-depth knowledge of delivering a range of psychotherapy interventions in the adult population experiencing addiction/concurrent disorder concerns including CBT, MI, ACT, DBT.
- Strong assessment skills and ability to manage treatment efficacy
- Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with community partners
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a professional multi-disciplinary team environment including Psychiatry and Inpatient Mental Health Unit
- Flexibility with a commitment to program development and quality improvement initiatives
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
- Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
- functional (Advanced Plus - A) level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral French)-and testing completed
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and maintains up-to-date professional skills and knowledge through formal and informal training, staying current in the treatment of addiction, mental health and concurrent disorders
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