Mental Health Therapist
CASA Mental Health is an established non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally-safe wrap-around mental health services to Albertans and their families. CASA provides mental health service to the missing middle – mental health treatment for diagnosed children and youth, in between prevention and promotion in primary and community care, and acute treatment in hospital.
CASA’s team of mental health professionals are trauma experts committed to delivering service in collaboration with community partners. This includes assessment and treatment for up to 4,000 children, youth and their families each year, from community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.
About the Role
CASA currently has a unique opportunity for a Mental Health Therapist to grow their specialized skills in family treatment with an experienced team of family therapists.
The Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team members to ensure success in the area of clinical service delivery. They will work and learn with a cohesive team of psychiatrists, nurses, clinical support workers, addictions counsellors and other therapists with diverse backgrounds in social work, occupational therapy and psychology to provide these services.
The Mental Health Therapist will:
- Work with the CASA team and external supports to provide high-quality family therapy to children, teens and families.
- Build specialized parenting skills for caregivers caring for children with exceptional needs.
- Formulate diagnoses as appropriate, using the DSM-5-TR and other diagnostic tools.
- Conduct 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.
- Coordinate consultation with others therapists or external stakeholders as appropriate.
- Provide supervision or preceptorship for student placements.
- Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issues.
- Deliver care and learning from reflecting teams co-therapy.
Classification: Mental Health Therapist
Status: Temporary (to approximately July 2024)
Location: CASA Centre
Minimum Salary: $42.53
Maximum Salary: $54.57
Hours per Shift: 7.25
Shifts per Week: Five
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Master’s degree in psychology, social work or occupational therapy.
- A minimum of two years of clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.
- Must be a member in good standing with their respective professional association or college.
- Knowledge and experience in delivering family therapy-related modalities is an asset (e.g., emotion-focused family therapy, the Gottman Method, attachment-focused family therapy).
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Conditions of Employment
- A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
- A satisfactory Child Intervention Check.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please quote the following competition number in your application materials 23-196. #INDHP