Your Opportunity:As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, reporting to the Care Manager, Community Addiction and Mental Health, South Central Zone - West, you will provide emergent intervention, screening, risk and mental health assessment, provisional diagnostic and treatment planning services to adults with acute, and chronic psychiatric disorders. Service is primarily provided to adult clinic but you may on occasion respond to clients needs of all age group with addiction and psychiatric disorders, i.e., children, adolescents, adults. This position is responsible for assessment/intervention, direct assistance in problem solving and short- and long-term case management, focusing on functional living skills, and community stabilization, for those with short-term and chronic mental health issues in a variety of community settings.
Direct client care includes responding, screening, and prioritizing service, conducting necessary assessment and providing treatment to clients including mental status and risk assessments and therapy. Familiarity with mental health legislation is essential to provide both education; clinical care and collaborative working relationships with other health professionals.
Utilizing a variety of treatment modalities you will provide consultation to community agencies, physicians, and other key stakeholders in the care continuum of addiction and mental health.
As an active and supportive treatment member, you have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently. You are a self-directed, highly motivated individual with exceptional leadership, organizational, and problem solving that is able to manage change and deal with a fast paced.Description: As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention utilizing a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, group) to persons experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Working both independently and as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, you will provide evidence informed and best practices in crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, referral, case management and treatment.
Classification: Mental Health Therapist ProvinUnion: HSAA Facility PROF/TECHDepartment: SYVLK CHC COM Adult Service 92Primary Location: Olds Mental Health CentreMulti-Site: MultisiteFTE: 0.50Posting End Date: 04-JAN-2021Employee Class: Regular Part TimeDate Available: 14-JAN-2021Hours per Shift: 7.75Length of Shift in weeks: 2Shifts per cycle: 5Shift Pattern: DaysDays Off: Saturday/SundayMinimum Salary: $39.42Maximum Salary: $52.36Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle RequiredRequired Qualifications: Completion of one of the following programs:
master's degree in Psychology;
master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy;
master's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy;
master's degree in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy;
Active or eligible for registration with the applicable regulatory college.Additional Required Qualifications: Current registration with the appropriate professional college or association that is recognized under the Health Professions Act.
A valid non-Graduated (non-GDL) driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required for the position.
As an active and supportive treatment member, you have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently.
You are a self-directed, highly motivated individual with exceptional leadership, organizational, and problem solving that is able to manage change and deal with a fast pace.Preferred Qualifications: Current BLS certification through Heart & Stroke.
Two years recent experience in Mental Health.
Equivalencies may be considered.