Mental Health Professional – St. Patrick School (Taber)

  • Full Time
  • Taber

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Division



MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL – St. Patrick School (Taber)

This position is open to all internal and external candidates.

Prior to employment, successful applicants must provide supporting documents as outlined on our New Employees page.



We are looking to hire a temporary full time Mental Health Professional to support St. Patrick School in Taber.

This assignment is to commence at a mutually agreed time and terminate March 31, 2025, with the possibility of extension. This is an out of scope position.

The Mental Health Professional may include:

Registered Psychologist (R. Psych) Licensed to practice by the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP);



Clinical Psychologist specialising in assessment and treatment of mental health disorders;

Educational Psychologist who can support students with academic, emotional, and behavioural challenges;


Registered Social Worker (RSW) licensed by the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW);

Social Worker (BSW or MSW) bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work and able to provide counselling, support, and advocacy;


Occupational Therapist with bachelor’s and or master’s degree in occupational therapy and can help individuals with mental health challenges;

Psychiatric Nurse (RN or RPN) Registered Nurse and or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who specialises in mental health nursing;


Unlicensed counsellors registered with The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta and/or the Alberta Teachers Association.

Working with a strong and supportive School Based Learning Team, under the direction of the Director of Support Services or designate, the Mental Health Professional will be responsible for the assessment and intervention for students with exceptional needs.

In addition to developing and implementing programming strategies, primary duties include screening, identifying, and diagnosing learning and emotional/behavioural conditions.



Education and Qualifications:

Full registration with the designated college/association.


Experience and Skills:

At least two years relevant experience in a school division and/or clinical setting working with children and adolescents is preferred;


Demonstrated ability to use a variety of assessment techniques and tools to identify and address student’s psychological and educational needs;

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to provide consultation to school staff;


Experience in providing psychological services across Early Learning through grade 6 levels;

Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in working within a multidisciplinary team;


Must possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

Responsibilities:


Provide assessment, consultation and treatment services to students;

Determine student programming needs including working with the multidisciplinary team to provide support and guidance for the provision of universal, targeted and specialized interventions;


Provide comprehensive reports interpreting the results of psychological assessments for students;

Provide consultation and feedback regarding psychological diagnosis and intervention to parents/guardians and school staff;


Liaise with external professionals/agencies toward integrated understanding and support of students;

Accountable for the development and provision of quality clinical services to students and families;


Work collaboratively with the Support Services multidisciplinary team;

Assist with Integrated School Support Program (ISSP) evaluation and reporting to the Calgary Police Youth Foundation (CPYF).



We Offer:

Competitive salary and benefits package;


Professional Development Opportunities;

Strong and Supportive School Based Teams.


Holy Spirit Catholic Schools endeavours to provide a system of education which will meet the educational needs of young people at all levels in an atmosphere enlivened by the Gospel values of Jesus Christ.



For more information regarding this position, please contact the Director of Support Services, Mrs. Crystal Lothian at lothianc@holyspirit.ab.ca.



Interested, qualified applicants are asked to apply online with a complete application package.

Application package must include the following:


A cover letter addressed to: Anthea Boras, Deputy Superintendent of Schools;


Resume;

Documentation which would support the education requirements for this position;

Contact information for 3 references.


Please note: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the application has listed a reference for that employer.