Mental Health Therapist, Core

Competition #22-080

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.

CASA provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team that makes a positive impact on child and adolescent lives! At CASA, we also understand and value people as their full-selves. We want you to be the best you can be, and enjoy a great work-life balance. We strive to create a learning environment for our teams with the opportunity for career growth and professional development.

 

Launching in the fall of 2022, CASA’s Core mental health clinic is an amalgamation of two previously separate intake streams, Infant and Preschool Services (IPS) and School Aged Services (SAS). The implementation of Core means one single stream of intake, no matter the age of the child. Through Core, we will continue to provide timely and high-quality mental health care to children and youth ages three to 17 and their families.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the clinical lead and reporting to the manager, the mental health therapist (MHT) works collaboratively with inter-professional team members to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery. The MHT provides timely mental health assessment and treatment to preschoolers, children and adolescents. The MHT 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 MHT nurtures collaborative relationships with community partners. Duties include:

  • 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).

  • Advocate on behalf of the child and family as appropriate.

  • Be an active, contributing member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team whose purpose is assessment, treatment, case review and consultation.

  • Follow agency policy and practice regarding admission, discharge and maintenance of health records.
     

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre/Fort Road

Minimum Salary: $38.91

Maximum Salary: $49.92

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Shifts per Week: 5

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

Qualifications

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

  • A minimum of two years of 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.
     

Closing Date: Open until all positions are filled. 

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: employment@casaservices.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.