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Mental Health
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ALB00234050 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Addiction and Mental Health Services in Lac La Biche has an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health professional to work as a Mental Health Therapist. The successful candidate will be expected to be comfortable providing care to all ages, however will have a significant focus on children and youth. If you are passionate about providing excellent addiction & mental health treatment services, then this is the ideal career opportunity for you. As a Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention utilizing a variety of treatment approaches to clients experiencing mental health issues. Working both independently and as a team, you will provide evidence informed and best practice in crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, referral, case management and treatment. The majority of work is out of the community outpatient mental health clinic, however there are opportunities to travel to nearby communities as well as to work in crisis, acute and other community settings. As an active and supportive team 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 skills that is able to manage change and deal with a fast paced environment. The "Lakeland" area is known for its abundance of outdoor activities and recreation. Enjoy the beautiful local trails, lakes and creeks surrounding the area with convenient access to unlimited outdoors activities.

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 Hlth Therapist CH/AS/NL
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: NZ LLB CHC MH PC Clinics
  • Primary Location: Lac La Biche Comm/Mental Hlth
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 25-OCT-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 08-NOV-2021
  • 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 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:

Comfort and competency providing therapeutic interventions to youth. Strong risk assessment skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Rural or remote experience an asset. Training with modalities specific to children, youth and families a strong asset.

Please note:

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

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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