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Mental Health Therapist Provincial

Fort Saskatchewan, AB
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Are you a passionate & seasoned mental health & addictions professional who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, youth, & families living in a suburban community? The Fort Saskatchewan Addiction & Mental Health Community Clinic is seeking an Addiction & Mental Health Therapist (AMHT) to join our small but mighty team. In this role, you will be providing addiction and mental health assessment, treatment planning and case management for children and youth in the Fort Saskatchewan area. This position offers the opportunity to grow and have a big impact on the life trajectory of children and youth and their families and it supports community connection. The AMHT provides mental health assessment, treatment, case coordination, crisis intervention & consultation to children, youth & their families experiencing psychological, emotional, social, substance misuse or behavioral difficulties. This position may also facilitate groups &/or Walk-In sessions within the larger Children, Youth & Families Addiction and Mental Health portfolio. The therapist works as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing services within the clinic setting as well as working collaboratively with community partners. The therapist will provide services from a family centered, concurrent capable care framework, addressing the needs across the continuum of care. We currently offer services during daytime hours; however, we may expand hours to include weekends &/or evenings. To be successful in this role, you will have strong organization skills and thrive on being self-directed in your work. You will have adept communication and assessment skills and be comfortable navigating potential complexities of working across different systems and working with complex issues relating to the mental health of children, youth and/or families.

As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to use a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, and 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.

Master's degree in Psychology; or master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy; or master's or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy; or master's degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable Alberta regulatory college.

Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, or Nursing with considerable experience in mental health assessment and intervention. An equivalent level of education and experience will be considered. Registration in a professional regulatory body as defined by the Health Professions Act (CARNA, CRPNA, ACOT, CAP, ACSW). Registered Social Workers must be authorized to perform psychosocial interventions and designation as a Clinical Social Worker is preferred. Provisional status with current registration with CAP will be considered. 3-5 years of direct clinical experience with the focus on children, youth and their families, preferably in a community mental health setting. Formal training in a therapeutic modality of intervention may include, but is not limited to, Solution focused Therapy, CBT, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, etc. Proficiency with computers, including MS Office Suite. Experience in Suicide Risk Management (assessment and intervention). Current CPR certification. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training. Excellent interpersonal skills and well developed written and verbal skills.

New grads are welcome to apply. We have wonderful mentorship and learning opportunities! Connect Care experience is preferred.


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