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Position Summary

Reporting to the Regional Manager - Crisis Services, the Crisis Clinician - Mental Health is responsible for providing timely professional crisis intervention services to clients, their families and care givers, who are seeking urgent mental health services within the region.
The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.

  • Graduate of an accredited post-secondary education in Health Related Social Sciences (e.g. BSW, BScMH, BScPN, BN, RPN) with a minimum of two (2) years supervised counseling experience
  • Active license and registration to practice as required by professional association and provincial legislation
  • Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the mental health system including acute in-patient, psychosocial rehabilitation and community mental health
  • Knowledge of mental health self-help organizations: co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders; and consumer and family engagement principles
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Vulnerable Person’s Act, Child and Family Services Act, Protection of Person’s in Care Act, Personal Health Information Act
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based therapeutic counseling models and approaches
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, including signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity and practices of the population to be served
  • Knowledge of available resources for treatment and follow up for mental health crisis situations
  • Knowledge of commonly used psychotropic medications
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of programs
  • Experience working in the addictions, crisis and/or community mental health field
  • Experience and ability to complete mental health assessments including suicidality and crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-awareness as a Clinician and the impact of self within the therapeutic relationship
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a cultural diverse population is required
  • Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
  • Good work and attendance record

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