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As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, reporting to the Program Manager, Community Addiction and Mental Health, Central Zone-South, the Mental Health Therapist 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 clients but you may on occasion respond to clients' needs of all age groups 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 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 pace.

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 Provin
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: CZ SYVLK CHC Rurl Srv Delv Mdl
  • Primary Location: Sundre Community Health/MH
  • Multi-Site: Multisite
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 14-DEC-2018
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 24-DEC-2018
  • Temporary End Date: 24-JUN-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required 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 and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization. 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 association that is recognized under the Health Professions Act. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) required. 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:

As Required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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