Mental Health Therapist, Trauma and Family Team
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 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.
Classification: Psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist
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
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: email@example.com quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.