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Mental Health
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ALB00172965 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Working as part of a concurrent capable team, the Mental Health Therapist will provide information, prevention/promotion, assessment and treatment services to individuals, families, groups, other agencies and the community as a whole with regards to mental health and concurrent addiction and mental health issues. The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for: assessment, making a provisional diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, education and referral services for clients, their families as appropriate, with mental health and concurrent disorder issues. Must be able to perform psychosocial interventions to treat a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, orientation or memory that impairs judgement, behavior, and capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet ordinary demands of life. Service is provided primarily in a clinic setting and may occasionally be provided within other settings as designated by the Clinical Supervisor or Manager. Assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of addiction prevention and mental health promotion projects, along with community capacity building initiatives, will also be expectations of this position.

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: SZ MEDHAT MHC PC Clinics
  • Primary Location: Medicine Hat Addiction and MHS
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 30-NOV-2020
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 10-DEC-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 6
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $39.42
  • Maximum Salary: $52.36
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
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; 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:

Minimum of three years related and relevant post degree/diploma experience required – five years preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

CPR/First Aid Certification. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certification.

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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