Mental Health Therapist

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

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Your Opportunity:
This is a new position that has been created through collaboration with Alberta Health, Zebra Child Protection Unit and Alberta Health Services. Reporting directly to the Care Manager for Community Clinics, Intake and Crisis Services, this individual will be located with the Zebra Child Protection Unit. The Zebra Child Protection Service is a multidisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment services for physically and sexually abused and severely neglected children and youth. As a member of the Zebra Child Protection Service, the Mental Health Therapist (MHT) will provide a spectrum of services ranging from intake screening, assessment, intervention, and consultation to children, youth and their families who have experienced child maltreatment. With a focus on system navigation the MHT will work with the child protection service to determine where the child and or family’s needs can best be served. As part of the multidisciplinary team the MHT therapist will provide a key role in connecting with other partners in the child serving sector to address opportunities and gaps in services. This position requires the ability to work independently with regular review, consultation and evaluation from the psychologist Team Leader. This position is currently based out of Northgate Mental Health Clinic, with the possibility of moving to the WSP Building in the future.

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: WSP
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 27-JAN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 06-FEB-2020
Temporary End Date: 31-DEC-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $39.42
Maximum Salary: $52.36
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
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:
Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered: Master of Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Provisional status with current registration with CAP will be considered. Qualified to perform psychosocial interventions. 3-5 years of direct mental health clinical experience with the focus on children, youth and their families. Demonstrated direct clinical experience working with children, youth and families with child maltreatment related issues is required. Certification and experience in at least one therapeutic interventions, including but not limited to effective de-escalation techniques, parent teaching (Circle of Security), TF-CBT, EMDR, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, play therapy. Experience in a multidisciplinary team setting. Ability to provide testimony for court proceedings. A strong working knowledge of partnership programs such as Children’s Services, Disability services, and school districts. Familiar with relevant legislation and Acts. Experience working with multicultural groups, including refugee, newcomers to the country and First Nations. Experience co-facilitating support and psycho-educational groups. Current BCLS-HCP certification, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention required. Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience and knowledge with crisis intervention models and experience with the child protection and justice systems. eClinician/Connect Care experience. Proven ability to work autonomously and meet necessary deadlines. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability, excellent organizational and time management skills as well as excellent oral and writing skills.