Various throughout the province
60081436 MHA Virtual Care
Type of Employment:
Permanent Hourly PT (60% FTE) x 4 position(s)
Healthcare Bargaining Unit - Constituent union representation dependent on location/department of position
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.
The Clinical Virtual Care Team Therapist is a member of the Adult Service, Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP). This is a new flexible, part-time or full-time role which augment and supports the MHAP clinical teams and clients around the province.
Reporting to the Manager of the Clinical Virtual Care Team, the Clinical Therapist provides assessment and planning, treatment and intervention, and crisis management for clients via virtual technologies. Within the MHAP the Clinical Therapist carries out the general duties of the Adult Service team and additionally, participates in quality initiatives in the program of care, engages in collaborative person-centered care, and utilizes available information technology to support the development and delivery of service.
The Clinical Therapist receives and provides supervision and mentorship as part of a community of practice. It is an expectation that the Clinical Therapist will act in a professional and ethical manner, following all recognized codes of ethics, standards, legislation, and guidelines relevant to clinical practice and profession. They will convey respect and a solid understanding of subtle and complex diversity and inclusion issues as they relate to specific groups.
- Successful completion of a Master’s degree in a clinical health-related discipline (Masters in Social Work, Psychology (Registered, Masters or PhD), Masters in Counseling, Masters in Nursing, Masters in Occupational Therapy)
- Current registration with relevant provincial regulatory body
- Minimum two years of experience conducting independent assessment and treatment services within the field of Mental Health & Addictions required (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.
- Experience using virtual technologies to provide client care an asset.
- 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.
- 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 crisis intervention, suicide and violence risk assessment/ intervention
- Non-violent crisis intervention, Standard First Aid, CPR, Mental Health First Aid training required.
- Demonstrated awareness of community resources and programs.
- Excellent problem-solving, time management, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
- High level of written/ oral/ interpersonal communication skills
- High level of Computer software knowledge
- Experience with conflict resolution
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently with limited supervision and participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Excellent work record and attendance, and physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
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.
The candidate must have:
- Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology with a specialization in a clinical mental health and/ or addiction stream from an accredited university.
- Minimum of two years' experience in the last 10 years in an inpatient/outpatient Addictions setting. Consideration will be given for previous work, practicum and volunteer experiences.
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
***A skills test may be required as part of the selection process***
Hours of Work
Permanent, Part Time; 60% Positions x 4 (with some flexibility)
$34.8132 - $45.7654 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 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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