Mental Health Therapist, Family Therapy

Competition #22-103

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.

Job Description

CASA currently has a unique opportunity for a mental health therapist to grow their specialized skills in treatment with children and teens with a fun-loving, energetic team!

The mental health therapist will work together with a cohesive team of psychiatrists, nurses, clinical support workers, addictions counsellors and other therapists. This interdisciplinary team has diverse backgrounds in social work, occupational therapy and psychology.

Duties include:

  • Working with the CASA team and external supports to provide high-quality mental health therapies to children, teens and families.

  • Building specialized parenting skills for caregivers caring for children with exceptional needs.

  • Formulating a diagnosis as appropriate, using the DSM-V and other diagnostic tools.

  • Conducting case management functions, including convening case conferences and liaising with CASA therapists and psychiatrists, community services and other professionals involved with the child and family.

  • Coordinating consultation to others therapists or external stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Providing supervision or preceptorship for student placements.

  • Contributing to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issues.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Mental health therapist
FTE: 1.00

Status: Permanent

Location: Centre

Multi-Site: Yes

Minimum Salary: $42.00

Maximum Salary: $53.90

Hours per Shift: 7.25

Shifts per Week: Five
Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work 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 or college.

  • Demonstrated ability to practice culturally-safe therapeutic interventions.

  • Direct experience with developing and implementing interventions with family units.

  • Knowledge and experience in delivering family therapy-related modalities such as emotion-focused therapy (EFT), emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT) and the Gottman method.

  • Familiarity or experience in mediation, couples therapy or systemic approaches is considered an asset.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Adaptability in incorporating new information, learnings and modalities.

 

Closing Date: November 7, 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 employment@casaservices.org quoting competition number #22-103 in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.