The Adult Community Services (ACS) 108 St Clinic is recruiting a 1.0FTE regular Mental Health Therapist (MHT). Reporting to the Care Manager, the MHT works within an interdisciplinary team and provides both individual and or group treatment to assigned clients. The MHT engages in client assessment, treatment and evaluation and contributes to program evaluation and quality improvement initiatives. The program adheres to the Edmonton Zone Addiction & Mental Health Principles of Care including a focus on client centered care, collaboration between the care team and client, care that is trauma informed, concurrent addiction and mental health capable and recovery oriented. The MHT documents all service using an electronic medical record (Connect Care).
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: EDM MH Adult Care and Supports
Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 04-OCT-2021
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 14-OCT-2021
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
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: 1. Registered Provisional Psychologist with an AHS internal supervisor; external supervisor may be considered. Full registration as a Registered Psychologist with CAP within three years from the date of hire. When AHS provides the supervised practice, a return of service agreement is required. OR 2. Bachelor of Social Work and authorization for the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention. 3. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. 4. Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing. 5. Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in 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. Current Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers. Employer provided Suicide Risk Management, and Prevention of Harassment and Violence (PoHV) or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
Knowledge and experience with providing individual and group psychotherapy using an evidenced based modality. Knowledge and experience treating individuals experiencing addiction (substance and/or process).