Mental Health Clinician (1st Step Team)

  • Full Time
  • Kitchener
  • 36 - 44

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Posting Closes: July 3, 2024 at 5:00pm

About Us:

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. We serve everyone from children to adults to seniors, all under one roof.

Our programs help individuals and families to lead lives filled with meaning and promise. We have 400 staff at offices in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Fergus, and Mount Forest.

We are fully accredited by Accreditation Canada and are proud of our Exemplary Status (the highest standing) received at our most recent accreditation exercise (2019).

Why Join our Team:

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and generous benefits supporting the wellness of our staff.

We are proud to be members of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) offering one of Canada’s largest and most respected defined benefit plans.

Career Development Opportunities: Our wide range of services and supports allows for varied opportunities for career growth. Our multi-disciplinary approach to care offers cross collaboration and enhanced opportunities for learning.

A formal succession planning process is key to our internal leadership recruitment.

Values that include: Mutual Respect, Accountability, Integrity and Excellence and Innovation and a culture that is welcoming and inclusive.

Commitment to Health and Safety: We have a strong health and safety culture at CMHA WW and work tirelessly to address the health and safety needs of staff and the people we serve.

The Opportunity:

We are recruiting a MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN (1st Step Team)

There are two regular full-time roles (35 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) based at 67 King St. E.


Utilizing your mental health assessment, consultation and intervention skills to support individuals aged 14-35 and families in their recovery from acute psychotic symptoms associated with a first episode of psychosis, you will provide comprehensive screening and assessment of referrals into the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) program. You will lead development and implementation of individual and clinical group treatment based on client goals.

As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will engage clients and families as partners in care to provide education and training pertaining to psychosis and mental illness. This position reports to the Manager, 1st Step Program.


Masters level degree in psychology, social work or relevant health or social science field
Registration with relevant college/registering body
3 to 5 years of related experience in providing community-based mental health/addictions services
Sound understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the needs of people with mental health/addictions concerns and their families, and the programs and services available in the community is required
Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups, that are informed by the Best Practices in Early Psychosis Intervention, including psychoeducational and psychotherapy oriented groups
Knowledge and experience in assertive outreach
Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to social and cultural diversity
Well developed clinical assessment and intervention skills
Highly developed organizational, communication and problem solving skills
The ability to work collaboratively in a self-directed work team
Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook and various database software
A valid driver’s license and personal transportation as travel is required

If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter in one document outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements.

CLASSIFICATION AND RATE OF PAY: Level 6 (OPSEU) – $36.36 to $44.32 per hour

CMHA WW, as an equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.

Our goal is to attract, develop and retain talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Successful candidates must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or documentation requesting an exemption under the Human Rights Code.

Other key search terms: Social Worker, Therapist, Counsellor

3 year(s): Mental Health
Master’s degree or better in Social Work or related field
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Social Worker
Group Therapy
Individual Therapy