Req ID: 105752
Location: Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital
Department: MHA NZ MHOP-Child & Adolescent ARH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 4-Mar-21
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.
The Clinical Therapist with the Child and Adolescent Services team provides clinical assessment and treatment services to children and youth up to age 19. In the Individual/Family Therapy Program, the Clinical Therapist provides therapeutic assessment, support and intervention services to an assigned caseload. The Clinical Therapist works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and reports to the Manager of Mental Health Outpatient Services
Master’s Degree in a clinical health-related discipline (Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Masters in Counseling, Masters in Nursing or Masters in Occupational Therapy)
Current registration with relevant provincial regulatory body or eligible
Minimum two years of experience conducting independent assessment and treatment services within the field of Mental Health & Addiction (If the minimum experience is not available, an acceptable equivalent as outlined below may be considered)
In-depth and critical understanding of the principles of harm reduction, the dynamics of addiction and evidence based interventions for the treatment of addiction.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of standard criteria used (DSM V) for the classification and diagnosis of mental health disorders.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in individual/ group cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psycho educational groups.
Excellent problem-solving, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in crisis intervention, suicide and violence risk assessment/ intervention
Non-violent crisis intervention, Standard First Aid, CPR, Mental Health First Aid training required.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently with limited supervision and participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Basic competencies in relation to identifying and treating concurrent mental health and substance use disorders
Experience in interviewing, counseling and teaching health concepts to individuals, families and groups.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in collaborating with families in relation to sharing information, and implementing family-sensitive services that involve families in the care and recovery of people living mental illness and addiction.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
If the minimum experience is not available, a training position option will be considered for qualified candidates. Candidates will be approved to embark in the training position through an interview process.
Master's Degree in Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Masters in Counseling, Masters in Nursing or Masters in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in a clinical mental health and/ or addiction stream from an accredited university.
Hours of Work
Permanent, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$34.9875 - $45.9941 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 - CUPE 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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