Mental Health Therapist - Indigenous Services
Fort Road

Position Details: 0.8 FTE, In Scope, Temporary  

Competition Number: 21-047 (please quote when applying)                                                  

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Description                            

The Mental Health Therapist (MHT) works collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Community based team members to ensure success in the delivery of mental health services and supports to the communities of Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation, Alexander First Nation, Paul First Nation and Enoch Cree Nation Infant and Preschool partners and the families they serve.  The MHT has an integral role within the team to promote the healthy development of preschool aged children and enhance the capacity of the Community based team to support children and families.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and capacity building of Infant and Preschool community team members by providing: group reflective consultation, ongoing clinical support, subject matter expertise and professional development opportunities.

  • Awareness and understanding of the roles that culture, diversity and power play within the context of mental health.

  • Conduct screening for assigned preschoolers and their families as well as comprehensive bio-psycho-social mental health assessments as needed. 

  • Formulate a diagnosis as appropriate using the DSM V, DC: 0-5, or any other appropriate diagnostic tool currently in general use in the program.

  • Provide clinical services to a caseload of children and families within the scope of appropriate professional discipline

  • Develop and implement treatment plans using a variety of treatment approaches

  • Provide psycho-educational support and treatment groups for children and parents.

  • Carry out case management functions including convening case conferences, and liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the child and family.

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

  • Participate in Community based events

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 registered and in good standing with appropriate professional regulatory body

  • Team player

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Excellent assessment, treatment and case management skills

  • 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

  • Knowledge of First Nation Communities and experience with Indigenous populations would be considered an asset

 

Salary

$34.40 - $49.43 per hour depending 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