Provisional Psychologist Supervisor

Competition #22-089
 

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 service 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, youth and their families.
 

Job Description

Reporting to the clinical manager of Core, the provisional psychologist supervisor provides mentorship and supervision to a team of provisional psychologists adhering to the CAP standards of supervision practice and the code of ethics. In collaboration with supervisees, the supervising psychologist supports the development of supervision plans, oversees the mental health therapists’ development and implementation of mental health assessment and therapeutic treatment plans, and completes the appropriate documentation to support the provisional psychologists’ registration with CAP.

The supervising psychologist may also function as a mental health therapist (MHT) working collaboratively with inter-professional team members to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery, as needed. The MHT provides timely mental health assessment and treatment to 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-5 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: Out-of-scope

Classification: N/A  

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: CASA Centre/Fort Road

Minimum Salary: Compensation under review

Maximum Salary: Compensation under review

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.

  • Approved supervisor with CAP in good standing is required.

  • Five or more years of experience delivering child and/or adolescent mental health service is required.

  • Knowledge and experience supporting the healing of children and youth who have experienced trauma.

  • Knowledge and experience in therapeutic modalities for treating children and youth such as: CBT, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy and/or DBT.

  • Experience supporting the mental health of children and youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

  • 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 required.

  • 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.