Crisis Response Clinician - Crisis Response
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Truro, NS
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.

This position reports through the Crisis Response Coordinator to the Manager of Crisis Services. The Crisis Response Clinician is responsible for the provision of mental health and addictions within the Crisis Response Service to provide assessment and crisis intervention to adults, children and youth. As part of the assessment, the Crisis Response Clinician gives diagnostic impression; makes case formulation, decision and recommendations on disposition; is responsible for the development of the crisis intervention treatment plan and case management; connects with services and programs as well as other community agencies in order to refer clients; and develops a discharge plan at the end of the crisis intervention. The Crisis Response Clinician may also provide short term individual or group therapy to clients.

Master’s Degree in a Mental Health and Addictions discipline required; Psychology preferred (MS Psych), others considered with specific Mental Health and Addictions experience (Masters in Social Work, Masters in Nursing or Masters in Counselling (MCT) registered with NSACT will be considered)
Post-graduate studies related to Mental Health or Addictions is required
Registration with the relevant professional licensing body required.
Experience in the provision of clinical consultation to acute Mental Health and/or addictions across the life span required.
Current BCLS certification required.
Two years’ experience conducting independent assessment and treatment services within a clinical mental health and/or addictions setting
Must be skilled in conducting mental status exams, full bio-psychosocial assessment, and risk assessments with clients and families.
Knowledge of psychotropic medications preferred.
Experience with providing short term individual or family therapy required.
Experience in the provision of group programming is required.
Suicide Risk Assessment Intervention Course preferred or willingness to obtain and experience conducting suicide risk assessments.
Experience in assessment, treatment and case management of clients living with concurrent disorders preferred.
Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.
Non Violence Crisis Intervention certification required, or willingness to be certified within 3 months of obtaining the position.
Must have a working knowledge of both manual and electronic statistical tracking mechanisms and an ability to conduct outcome evaluation.
Ongoing competency development is required
Excellent communication skills, strong leadership and teaching skills are required
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in collaborating with families in relation to sharing information and implementing family-sensitive services.

Additional Qualifications
Previous work attendance may be considered.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
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 demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work
Long assignment full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
Beginning October 17, 2019 with an anticipated end date of September 17, 2020
Day time hours

Salary Information

Crisis Response Clinician:
$34.1283 - $44.8646 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.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. 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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