Mental Health Therapist - Triage and Transition

Competition #22-091

About CASA

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children ages three to 18 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

Reporting to the clinical manager, the mental health therapist (MHT) works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery. The MHT will provide timely mental health assessment, treatment service options and interventions to children, adolescents and their families. The MHT will coordinate referral and discharge transitions to programs and services within CASA and the community. The MHT will also promote collaborative relationships with community partners. 

The MHT will:

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

  • Develop a treatment plan and formulate a diagnosis, when applicable, using the DSM-5-TR and other diagnostic tools as appropriate.

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

  • Facilitate and lead psychological education and therapy groups, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and motivational interviewing for clients and families.

  • Make appropriate referrals to in-house contract services to inform treatment planning and diagnostic clarification.

  • Carry out case management functions including convening case conferences and liaising with community services as well as other professionals involved with the client and family.

  • Be an active and contributing member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, focused on assessment, treatment, diagnostic formulation and referral services, including transition to community partners and services.

  • Provide preceptorship for student placements.

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

Job Details
Union: In-scope

Classification: Mental health therapist

FTE: 1.00

Status: Permanent

Primary Location: Multi-site

Minimum Salary: $42.00

Maximum Salary: $53.90

Hours per Shift: 7.25 Hours

Shifts per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday


  • Graduate degree in psychology, social work or occupational therapy. A bachelor’s degree in nursing will also be considered.

  • 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 or college.

  • Strong grasp of the principles of evidence-based practice.

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

  • Knowledge and experience in the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, family interventions and crisis intervention.

  • Training and experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy would be an asset.

Closing Date: Open until 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 quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.