Mental Health Therapist

Family Therapy Program

CASA Centre

Position Details: 0.62 FTE, In Scope, Permanent

Competition Number: 21-003 (please quote when applying)

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Description                        

Looking for an exciting clinical position helping with children and adolescents with complex mental health issues?  Want to work with a multi-disciplinary team including Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Child Psychiatrists, Nurse(s), Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers and more?  Do you want to have training and support opportunities that will leave you feeling valued and energized in the clinical field with children, adolescents and families? Then we have the position for you!

The Family Therapist promotes the mental health and well-being of children and families by providing timely family assessment and treatment services to preschoolers, children, adolescents and their families. The Family Therapist practices according to the training and code of ethics of their specific discipline, and applies the principles of evidence-based practice to all aspects of his or her work.  The Family Therapist also nurtures collaborative linkages with community partners, academic and research institutions.

CASA is a learning organization. CASA provides many opportunities with a focus on evidence-based practices and innovation. Come and join the team!

Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical family therapy services to a caseload of children and families; the size of the caseload to be determined in consultation with the Clinical Lead and Program Manager.

  • Conducts comprehensive family assessments based on the model for the CASA Family Therapy program.

  • Formulates a diagnosis as appropriate using the DSM V or any other diagnostic tool currently in general use in the program.

  • Develops and implements treatment plans using a variety of treatment approaches focused on family therapy.

  • Actively participates in Family Therapy Reflecting Team.

  • Conducts 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 (especially education, social services, justice and health).

  • Advocate on behalf of the child and family as appropriate.

  • Adhere to policy and practice regarding admission, discharge and maintenance of health records.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Psychology or Social Work (psychosocial intervention designation is required), or a Graduate degree in Occupational Therapy or Nursing with a strong Mental Health background.

  • Must be a member in good standing with their respective professional association/college.

  • Excellent assessment and treatment skills in the field of family therapy.

  • Excellent case management skills.

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

  • Strong grasp of the principles of evidence-based practice in family therapy.

  • Respect for other disciplines and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse interest groups.

  • Strong advocate for children and families.

  • Practical experience in a children’s mental health treatment setting with a speciality in family therapy.

 

Salary

$35.17 - $49.43 per hour, based on education and experience

 

Benefits                              

We are a learning organization that promotes and provides educational opportunities for staff.

Our employee benefit package consists of excellent extended health and dental benefits – including acupuncture and massage - life insurance, short term and long term disability.  We also have a registered pension plan in which CASA contributes to almost 4.5% along with your contributions!  These benefits and more are available to you after your first 90 days with CASA.

 

Disclaimer

We appreciate your interest in CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. CASA is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Only those candidates permissible to work in Canada are applicable to this position.

Submit your resume: employment@casaservices.org

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