Clinical Therapist - Schools Plus Mental Health Clinician - Mental Health & Addictions

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Truro, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 36441
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 60050074 MHA NZ Schools Plus CRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 29-Aug-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Reporting to the Manager for Child & Adolescent, Mental Health and Addictions, the Schools Plus Clinician provides preventative, proactive programming as well as interventions for students and families.

The Clinician will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team in the provision, planning, development and evaluation of a full range of mental health services to children/adolescents, groups and families and will be responsible for delivering diagnostic, therapeutic and consultation services exclusively within the school based programs. The clinician participates in meetings/case conferences with Schools Plus Schools, school program planning and outside agencies. Schools Plus is a student focused comprehensive and collaborative interagency approach to educating and providing service to the child/adolescent and family, with the school as the centre of service.

Please Note: Schools are located in Colchester and Hants North areas

Recruitment incentives and/or relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Master's in Psychology required or a Masters in Counseling (with a clinical undergraduate degree)
Two years of related clinical experience required
Registration (or eligible) with a relevant Nova Scotia regulatory body required
DBT skills and Family Centered Care and specific training in Addictions preferred
Professional social work experience in integrated service delivery and direct service delivery to children, youth and families with complex needs.
Familiarity and knowledge of the Nova Scotia public school system, Community Services, Justice, Health and community resources.
Ability to keep accurate records, maintain confidentiality and create case plans.
Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively with various service providers.
Ability to plan and organize a demanding caseload with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and working with Advisory Committees.
Valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure client focused care across services and providers.
Ability to engage and work with diverse communities and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Non Violent Crisis Intervention required (or willingness to be trained upon hiring).
Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of youth and their families.
Must provide a Driver’s Abstract
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Abuse Registry) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work
Permanent full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
Significant travel required between schools and clinic
Hours may include occasional evening work for psychoeducational and health promotion activities

Salary Information

Clinical Therapist:
$34.1284 - $44.8646 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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