Mental Health Therapist, CASA House

Competition #22-078

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

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.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA House

Multi-Site: No

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

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 the successful candidates will be contacted.