Mental Health Therapist
Home Visitation - Infant & Preschool Services
Position Details: 0.62 FTE, Permanent, In Scope
Location: Edmonton and surrounding area
Competition Number: 20-026 (please quote when applying)
Closing Date: Open until a suitable applicant is found
To advance the mental health of infants, children and adolescents through family-centred clinical services, education, research, and advocacy.
CASA delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children's mental health.
Family, respect, accountability, collaboration and innovation.
The position FTE is currently dedicated to two parts; 0.4 FTE is allocated to mental health consultation to Home Visitation agencies while 0.2 FTE is dedicated to the Infant and Preschool Services clinic.
The Infant and Preschool Home Visitation Services Program (IPS – Home Visitation) is an outreach consultation service provided to Home Visitors serving infants and preschoolers ages birth to 5 years and their families. In this role, you will provide mental health consultation to some Home Visitation programs in the Edmonton Region including Stony Plain, Leduc, Sherwood Park and the Millwoods area of Edmonton. The majority of your time will be spent in community. In this position, you will assist in the early identification of mental health issues in infants and preschool children, expand caregivers’ and home visitors’ knowledge of infant mental health issues, build caregiver and home visitor capacity, and work towards improved service coordination and access to mental health services. The services include attending Home Visitation team meetings, consulting with Home Visitation staff and families in their homes or at Home Visitation sites, and making referrals to CASA IPS clinic services where appropriate.
The clinic portion of the role is direct mental health assessment and treatment provided for children aged 0 – 5 years and their families at the CASA Centre site. The role may be individual treatment or may require group treatment in the form of evidence based/informed groups such as: Incredible Years or Circle of Security.
The Mental Health Therapist (IPS-Home Visitation) has a clinical knowledge base in infant/preschool mental health assessment and treatment, and proven complex and clinical decision making skills necessary to perform as an effective consultant in the field of children’s mental health.
What our Mental Health Therapists say about their job:
“CASA’s Infant and Preschool Services team is a true gem. I couldn’t have asked for a better manager and clinical lead. They offer an exceptionally supportive, collaborative and enriching environment, and each team member is absolutely lovely to work with. The two-part role on the clinic team and supporting home visitation is a perfect blend. I’ve been able to further develop my skills as a clinic therapist while sharing the team’s incredible breadth of knowledge and resources with excellent home visitors in the community. It’s also been a unique opportunity to learn from and build relationships with the home visitors, who are on the front-line of work with high risk families; they bring impressive skill-sets and genuine care to their families. Lastly, the pace can be really fun, as I get to travel to different parts of the community, meet with awesome teams and observe children and families in their home setting.” – J.K.
“Infant and Preschool services is an exciting and dynamic place to work. Working on a multidisciplinary team with so much expertise and experience is a continual learning experience for me. I really value partnering with parents as we navigate what is going on for their children and how they can best be supported. Working with the parent-child dyad is a cornerstone of what we do in IPS and it’s so important for me that the work we do really makes a difference!” -- C.O.
Masters degree in Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing current registration with a relevant professional body.
Two years of recent mental health practice in an ambulatory setting that provided psychosocial intervention to children aged 0 – 5 years and their families.
A demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and collaboratively across sectors
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Experience assessing and treating issues related to childhood trauma and maltreatment, knowledge of the Children’s Services system and experience working within the community with diverse cultures are assets.
It is essential that the candidate be an independent and critically thinking self starter.
$34.40 - $49.43 depending on education and experience.
What we offer:
A supportive and friendly work environment
On site fitness centre
Training and growth opportunities
Potential opportunity to engage in research
Opportunity to engage in ongoing program improvement and development
Office space that is welcoming with plenty of natural light
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.
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