Clinical Support Worker, Core (Temporary)

Competition #22-083, #22-084

About the Role

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

We are looking for clinical support workers (CSWs) to join our team. Reporting to the clinical manager, the CSW collaborates with external partners, ensuring timely and appropriate mental health service delivery. This includes participation in triage and intake assessment, case conferences, maintaining electronic medical records, providing ongoing support to clients and their families, and transition planning and resourcing. Critical thinking and accurate interpretation of complex information are essential to the clinical decision-making required for this position.

Job Description

Reporting to the clinical manager, the CSW collaborates with all CASA programs and external partners to deliver an extension of mental health services and supports to children, adolescents, and their families with mental health concerns. The CSW will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team involved in triage, intake, assessment, case management, psycho-educational/treatments groups, outreach services, resource navigation and transition services. The CSW:

  • Actively engages in the triage process to determine the appropriate mental health services for patients and their families in a timely manner.

  • Utilizes critical thinking and accurate interpretation of complex information to support clinical decision-making.

  • Assists mental health therapists/physicians in screening and assessment interviews, in order to develop a treatment plan and clinical pathway for mental health services.

  • Actively manages caseload to provide coordination of community-based services to patients and families that is customized to aid in their recovery.

  • Conducts follow-up to explain strategies to assist the patients and their families in navigating mental health concerns, including to assess severity of mental health concerns, risk of suicidality and urgency for appointment.

  • Administrates and documents on the electronic medical record.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Child care counsellor


  • 22-083: 0.87

  • 22-084: 1.0

Status: Temporary

Location: Fort Road

Multi-Site: No

Minimum Salary: $24.47

Maximum Salary: $30.82

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Shifts per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday


  • Child and youth care diploma, mental health therapist diploma, BSW or BA with a major in psychology or related field.

  • Individuals eligible for registration under the Health Professions Act must maintain active registration.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or unexpected situations, flexibility in approach to interpersonal situations.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Practical experience in a children’s mental health setting.

  • Strong knowledge and skills in behavior management techniques.

  • Strong skills in organization, time management and prioritization.

  • An ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

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

Closing Date: September 25, 2022

Please Note:

  • All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.

  • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to:  quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.