Mental Health Therapist, CASA House
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.
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 work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide and to collaborate on treatment planning, intervention(s) and discharge transitions to the community/school with the adolescent and their family. 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 mental health assessments of assigned adolescents, and in conjunction with the primary team, develop individualized and family treatment plans.
Develop a treatment plan and formulate a diagnosis, when applicable, using the DSM-5-TR and/or other diagnostic tools as appropriate.
Provide therapeutic interventions to support the patient in achieving therapeutic goals utilizing a variety of developmentally-appropriate treatment approaches.
Co/facilitate parent support groups and multi-family therapy groups that are psycho-education and/or psychodynamic in context, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities (DBT, CBT, motivational interviewing, etc).
Co/facilitate group therapy sessions with the adolescents. These will also be psychoeducational and psychodynamic in context.
Make appropriate referrals to in-house contract services (ex. psychoeducational, OT or SLP) to inform treatment planning and/or diagnostic clarification.
Carry out case management functions including: convening case conferences, liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the adolescent and family (especially education, social services, justice and health).
Advocate on behalf of the youth and family as appropriate.
Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist
Location: CASA House
Minimum Salary: $38.91
Maximum Salary: $49.92
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Shifts per Week: Five
Days Off: TBD
Graduate degree in psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), occupational therapy or nursing.
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.
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: CBT, family interventions, crisis intervention.
Training and experience in DBT considered an asset.
Experience supporting the mental health of youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
Closing Date: Open until filled
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: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.