Provisional Psychologist

Competition #22-088

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 provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team that makes a positive impact on child and adolescent lives! At CASA, we also understand and value people as their full-selves. We want you to be the best you can be, and enjoy a great work-life balance. We strive to create a learning environment for our teams with the opportunity for career growth and professional development.

Launching in the fall of 2022, CASA’s Core mental health clinic is an amalgamation of two previously separate intake streams, Infant and Preschool Services (IPS) and School Aged Services (SAS). The implementation of Core means one single stream of intake, no matter the age of the child. Through Core, we will continue to provide timely and high-quality mental health care to children and youth ages three to 17 and their families.

CASA is currently seeking provisional psychologists to join our Core team! Provisional psychologists often spend up to $20,000 in pursuit of their supervised hours in order to become registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). At CASA, we have clinical supervisors in place, allowing you to complete your required supervisory hours with us, while gaining experiencing as a mental health therapist. Provisional psychologists will have the opportunity to complete their supervision plan for CAP with the support of their designated clinical supervisor at CASA.  

Job Description

Under the supervision of the clinical supervisor and reporting to the clinical manager of Core, the provisional psychologist will function as a mental health therapist (MHT) working collaboratively with inter-professional team members to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery. The MHT provides timely mental health assessment and treatment to preschoolers, children and adolescents. The MHT adheres to the code of ethics and practice standards of CAP, and applies the principles of evidence-informed practice to all aspects of this work. The MHT nurtures collaborative relationships with community partners. Duties include:

  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social mental health assessments of assigned preschoolers, children and adolescents.

  • Develop a treatment plan and formulate a diagnosis, when applicable, using the DSM V and/or other diagnostic tools as appropriate.

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to support the client in achieving therapeutic goals utilizing a variety of developmentally appropriate treatment approaches.

  • Facilitate psycho-educational and/or therapeutic groups for children and parents.

  • Carry out case management functions including: convening case conferences, liaising with 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.

  • Be an active, contributing member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team whose purpose is assessment, treatment, case review and consultation.

  • Follow organizational policy and practice regarding admission, discharge and maintenance of health records.
     

Job Details

Union: In-scope

Classification: Provisional psychologist

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre/Fort Road

Minimum Salary: $34.74

Maximum Salary: $37.60

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Shifts per Week: Five

Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
 

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree with a major in psychology, or a graduate degree with content substantially equivalent to a graduate degree with a major in psychology as defined by CAP.

  • Must have academic credentials previously approved by CAP.

  • Familiarity with electronic medical records or similar information systems is an asset.

  • Current First Aid and BLS- HCP is an asset.

  • Mental Health First Aid or ASSIST is an asset.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

  • Current and clear Vulnerable Sector, Child Intervention and Criminal Records Check is required.
     

Closing Date: Open until all positions are filled
 

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: employment@casaservices.org  quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.