Mental Health Therapist, Adolescent Day Program

Competition #22-043

About the Role

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children (3-18) 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.

The mental health therapist in CASA’s Adolescent Day Program (ADP) has an exciting opportunity to work with youth and their families dealing with mental health concerns. They will provide evidence-based therapies, with DBT as the foundational modality, to youth and parents through group, individual, family and parent therapy sessions. The program is delivered in partnership with Edmonton Public Schools and provides education, developmental and clinical care. As part of this inclusive, patient-centered team, the mental health therapist will enhance social, emotional, cognitive and physical development while strengthening the family’s ability to support their child.

Job Description

Reporting to the clinical manager, the mental health therapist works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team 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. They adhere to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific discipline, and apply the principles of evidence-informed practice to all aspects of this work. The mental health therapist 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.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist

FTE: 0.87

Status: Permanent

Primary Location: CASA Centre

Minimum Salary: $34.74

Maximum Salary: $49.92

Hours Per Shift: 7.75

Shifts Per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday


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

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to practice culturally safe therapeutic interventions

  • 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

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Please Note:

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

Closing Date: July 7, 2022

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.