Clinical Support Worker
Infant and Preschool Services
Fort Road

Posting Details: Temporary In-Scope, 0.87 FTE

Employment Dates: January 3rd, 2022 to February 1st, 2023

Competition Number: 21-085 (please quote in subject line when applying)

Closing Date: December 23, 2021

Description:

The Clinical Support Worker (CSW) collaborates with the CASA Infant and Preschool Services (IPS) Mental Health Therapists (MHT) to deliver early mental health consultation services and supports to the agency partners.  The CSW works closely with the MHT in supporting the delivery of services and fulfillment of the support and treatment plans.  The CSW has an integral role within the team to promote the healthy development of preschool aged children and enhance the capacity of community agencies to support children and families. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Build collaborative relationships with the community agencies’ teams.

  • Timely, consistent and professional communication with community sites.

  • Ensure all essential forms are collected and complete (e.g. referral form, SDQ, consent) prior to engaging in child specific observations or interactions.

  • Review and screen new intakes

  • Organize the delivery and scoring of appropriate developmental screeners, such as the ASQ:SE or the ASQ-3

  • Engage in school and home observations and prepare observation reports for MHTs.

  • Support the preparation of documents required for children to receive any additional supports/funding they may require.

  • Participate in the case management of assigned caseload.

  • Assist MHTs with screening/assessment interviews, as needed.

  • Organize and attend case discussions at Head Start sites and family homes to communicate and develop support plan recommendations.  

  • Provide hands on modelling and coaching to community partners, Head Start teams and/or family members as determined by the MHT and guided by the treatment plan.

  • Attend staff planning sessions, case conferences and final client meetings.

  • Support community sites with general observations and feedback recommendations.

  • In collaboration with MHTs and CASA multi-disciplinary team, develop and deliver education presentations for service providers and parent groups.

  • Assist with the set up and delivery of parent groups at CASA or offsite (in partnership with community agencies).

  • Develop and maintain a list of community resources.

 

Requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in social work; child and youth care; early childhood education or a related discipline such as psychology, social sciences, etc.

  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with infant and preschool children and their families

  • Knowledge of typical developmental process of children

  • Strong knowledge and skills in behavior management techniques

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills

  • Strong organization skills

  • Excellent time management and prioritizing skills

  • An ability to work within a multidisciplinary team

  • Knowledge of community resources

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

Salary:

$24.47 – $30.82 per hour, depending on experience

Disclaimer:
We appreciate your interest in CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. CASA is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Only those candidates permissible to work in Canada are applicable to this position.

 

Submit your resume: employment@casaservices.org