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Mental Health Therapist Provincial

Mental Health
ALB00169429 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

This is a permanent part time Addiction and Mental Health Therapist position, working with the Assertive Outreach Team in Fort McMurray. This team provides community based services to persons with a chronic and/or severe and persistent mental health illness. You will support clients and collaborate with interdisciplinary professionals through office-based practice, on-site visits, and through the utilization of technology, as well as in a client’s home. You will provide consultation, assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention and case management to persons across the age continuum who present with a variety of mental health issues and concerns. Your responsibilities will also include working in partnership with and providing clinically focused consultation to community agencies and other healthcare providers in the delivery of mental health services. You will be responsible for the delivery of evidence-based therapeutic counselling and support interventions. By utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, you will provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy. As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be working closely with psychiatric and acute care units, community mental health and Community Health Representatives. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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: FtMcMu Commun Treatment Orders
  • Primary Location: Wood Buffalo AMH Services
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • 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: 5
  • Shift Pattern: days, evenings
  • Days Off: Other
  • 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; 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 (3) years’ experience within the last five (5) years in comprehensive mental health assessment and the provision of psychotherapy, preferably in a community setting. Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license as work-related travel is required. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).

Preferred Qualifications:

Formal clinical training in triage, intervention, stabilization and case management skills, preferably in a community setting. Extensive knowledge of the resources of Addiction and Mental Health and the community. Completion of the following programs will be considered: Bachelor of Social Work including training and experience in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization.

Please note:

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


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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