Mental Health Therapist

CASA Mental Health

Join CASA Mental Health as we deliver culturally-safe mental health services to children, youth and families. Enjoy life-work harmony, competitive benefits and the fulfillment of making a difference in empowering kids and families to thrive.

Job Details

Wage range: $43.17 to $55.39 + an additional $9/hour CASA Classrooms premium
Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours/day
Primary location: Red Deer Public School District
Secondary location(s): Multisite
Union: In-Scope
Classification: Mental Health Therapist
FTE: 0.87-1.0
Status: Permanent

About the Role
CASA Classrooms are CASA’s new model for school-based mental health service.

The program addresses the need for services closer to students by bridging a child’s mental health and school needs, through a coordinated approach by a mental health team and a teacher. CASA Classrooms are delivered in partnership with the Government of Alberta, community partners and school divisions.

The Mental Health Therapist will:
Work with the CASA team and external supports to provide high-quality trauma-focused mental health therapies to children, teens and families.
Build specialized parenting skills for caregivers with children who have exceptional needs.
Formulate diagnoses as appropriate, using the DSM-5-TR and other diagnostic tools.
Conduct case management functions, including convening case conferences and liaising with CASA therapists and psychiatrists, community services and other professionals involved with the child and their family.
Coordinate consultation with others therapists or external partners as appropriate.
Supervise and/or precept student placements.
Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issues.
Master’s degree in psychology, social work or occupational therapy.
A minimum of two years of clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.
Active registration and in good standing with Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW), College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) or Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT)
Conditions of Employment
A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
A satisfactory Child Intervention Check.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials 24-066. #MHT
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