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Mental Health
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ALB00225811 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, reporting to the Manager, Community Addiction and Mental Health, Central Zone - East, you 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 clinic but you may on occasion respond to clients needs of all age group with addiction and psychiatric disorders, i.e., children, adolescents, adults. This Mental Health Therapist 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 short-term and 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 paced.

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: Stettler Hosp and Care Ctr
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 23-SEP-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 08-OCT-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 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:

Completion of one 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. -Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy or a. Related Master's degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or b. Considerable experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. -Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing with: a. Related Master's degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or b. Experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. -Minimum of 3 years' of relevant mental health experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Social Work, OT, Psychology, or Nursing preferred.

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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