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Mental Health
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00052090 Requisition #
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The city of Cold Lake, Alberta, is nestled along the shore of its namesake just a few hours northeast of Edmonton. Here, in this four-season playground, you'll find all the amenities of a larger centre without the traffic or crowds. It is home to Canada's largest air force base and has the largest inland marina in Western Canada. It's a place where nature thrives, creativity flourishes, history lives, and the future is in good hands. But there's more to Cold Lake than endless recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts and culture scene and awe-inspiring sunsets at the end of a busy day... you have to experience it yourself to understand. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, a Mental Health Therapist will be able to conduct comprehensive screening and mental status and bio-psychosocial assessments, including direct observation/examination through the collection of relevant data from the client and collateral sources. Conduct an in-depth assessment for substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, orientation or memory that impairs judgment, behavior and capacity to recognize reality or the client’s ability to meet the ordinary demands of life. Gather background and history to understand client’s current situation and needs (e.g. biographical data, social, medical, physical systems, family history, social function, mental status examination, and risk assessment). Assess a client’s coping skills and resources, exploring family, and social support systems. Then to formulate a provisional diagnosis and implement appropriate interventions based on critical analysis, client engagement and develop collaborative treatment goals.

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 CDL CHC PC Clinics
  • Primary Location: Cold Lake Hlthcare/Mental Hlth
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-JUL-2018
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
  • Date Available: 03-SEP-2018
  • Temporary End Date: 21-DEC-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • 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 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:

Three (3) years’ experience within the last five (5) years in comprehensive mental health assessment and the provision of psychotherapy.

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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