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Mental Health Therapist - Crisis Triage

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Mental Health
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00050145 Requisition #
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Your Opportunity:

AHS has an exciting opportunity for an energetic and dynamic individual to fill the position of a Crisis Triage Mental Health Therapist. As the Mental Health Therapist, your primary responsibility is to complete comprehensive screening to triage risk factors and mental illness for individuals with 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. You will formulate provisional diagnosis and implement immediate interventions as required based on critical analysis and synthesis of the assessment data gathered. You will also work closely with other therapists, addictions, physicians, medical staff and community partners/agencies to support appropriate intervention plans and assignments. You will be responsible to implement a wide range of treatment interventions (individual psychotherapies, family therapy, group therapy, supportive therapy, risk management, crisis intervention, and case management) according to the established recovery plan. Bonnyville offers the best of both country and city living, making it an ideal location to raise a family. For the outdoor enthusiast, Bonnyville offers wetlands and trails along with many lakes within a short distance, and for those looking for recreation, we offer a number of sports and recreation opportunities from hockey and curling to golf and baseball – something for every season! Bonnyville is an energetic town which also boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, creating opportunity for work-life balance.

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 BNV CHC PC Clinics
  • Primary Location: Bonnyville Mental Health
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 23-NOV-2018
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 03-DEC-2018
  • 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 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:

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: Related Master’s degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or, Considerable experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Nursing with: Related Master’s degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or, Experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of recent directed experience in working with Mental Health and a familiarity and understanding of the DSM-V. A strong working knowledge of psychiatric disorders.

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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