Mental Health Therapist, Trauma and Family Team

Competition #22-087

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.

Job Description

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

The MHT will treat children, teens and families touched by intergenerational and/or developmental trauma by providing individual or group therapy focused on trauma and attachment diagnoses. 

The MHT will work and learn with a cohesive team of psychiatrists, nurses, clinical support workers, addictions counsellors and other MHTs with diverse backgrounds in social work, occupational therapy and psychology to provide these services. Duties include:

  • Work with internal and external supports to provide high quality trauma-focused mental health therapies to children, teens and families.

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

  • Formulate diagnoses using the DSM-V and other diagnostic tools when appropriate.

  • Conduct 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.

  • Coordinate consultation with other therapists or external stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Provide supervision or preceptorship for student placements.

  • Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issue.

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre

Minimum Salary: $34.74

Maximum Salary: $49.92

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Shifts per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/ Sunday


  • 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/ 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: EMDR, ART, sensory motor psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, SMART, DBT/ CBT and ARC.

  • Training and experience in play therapy and DBT considered an asset.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Closing Date: October 3, 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:  quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.