Mental Health Therapist

Job Details: 0.62 to 1.0 FTE, in scope

Wage: $34.74 to $49.92

Competition Number: 22-033 (please quote when applying)

Work Hours: 7.75 hours/day

Vacation: 15 days (pro-rated on FTE)

Positions Available: Multiple

 

About CASA

CASA is a major non-profit community-based provider of mental health services for children, adolescents and their families within greater Edmonton and from Central and Northern Alberta. Since 1988 CASA has provided assessment and treatment services for up to 4,000 children and adolescents ages three to 18 each year through a continuum ranging from consultation in community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

 

CASA provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team that gets to make a positive impact on children and adolescents lives! At CASA, we also understand and value people as their full-selves not just as an employee but as a person too. We want you to be the best you can be and have a great work life balance. While doing this we strive to create a learning environment for our teams with the opportunity to have career growth and professional development to make you the best you can be! ​

 

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the clinical lead and reporting to the manager, the mental health therapist works collaboratively with inter-professional team members to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery. The mental health therapist provides timely mental health assessment and treatment to preschoolers, children, and adolescents. The mental health therapist adheres to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific discipline, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to all aspects of this work. The mental health therapist nurtures collaborative relationships with community partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social mental health assessments of assigned preschoolers, children and adolescents.

  • Develop a treatment plan and formulate a diagnosis, when applicable, using the DSM V and/or other diagnostic tools as appropriate.

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to support the client in achieving therapeutic goals utilizing a variety of developmentally appropriate treatment approaches

  • Facilitate psycho-educational and/or therapeutic groups for children and parents.

  • Carry out case management functions including: convening case conferences, liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the child and family (especially education, social services, justice and health).
     

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), or occupational therapy

  • A minimum of two years clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions

  • Must be a member in good standing with their respective professional association/college

  • Knowledge and experience supporting the healing of children and youth who have experienced trauma

  • Knowledge and experience in the following therapeutic modalities: CBT, solution-focused therapy, crisis intervention, narrative therapy, and EFT

  • Training and experience in play therapy and DBT considered an asset

  • Experience supporting the mental health of children and youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+

  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a collaborative team to build consensus

  • Familiarity with electronic medical records or similar information systems

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

  • Current First Aid and BLS- HCP

  • Mental Health First Aid or ASSIST

  • Current and clear Vulnerable Sector, Child Intervention and Criminal Records Check is required.

 

Please note:

  • While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

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

 

Submit your resume: employment@casaservices.org