Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital
3004188 MHA NZ MHOP-Adult Services ARH
Type of Employment:
Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Outpatient Services, the Clinical Therapist, Adult Outpatient Services, is primarily responsible for the provision of individual and group therapy services to adult clients (age 19 and over) with mental health and addictions issues within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Master’s Degree in a Mental Health discipline required – Psychology preferred (MS Psych), others considered with specific Mental Health & Addictions experience (MSW, Clinical Nurse Specialist (MN) or Masters in Counseling (MCT) registered with NSACT will be considered
- Registration with the appropriate provincial professional licensing body required.
- Two years’ experience in the provision of individual, family, and group therapy programs to adult clients in an outpatient mental health & addictions setting is preferred.
- Experience in the delivery of Brief Solution Focused therapy required.
- Strong clinical skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team required.
- Nonviolent crisis intervention required (or willingness to be trained upon hiring).
- Experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs is an asset.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure client focused care across services and providers.
- Previous work attendance may be considered.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Candidates with previous experience in crisis work and/or advanced training in Suicide Risk Assessment will be given preference.
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
Hours of Work
Permanent, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$34.8133 - $45.7653 Hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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