Mental Health Therapist

CASA Mental Health

Join CASA Mental Health in shaping a brighter future for children, youth and families by providing them with timely mental health care and empowering them to thrive.

Job Details

Wage range: $43.17 to $55.39
Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours per day
Primary location: CASA Centre
Union: In-scope
Classification: Mental Health Therapist
FTE: 1.00
Status: Permanent

About the Role
The Adolescent Day Program provides group, family and individual therapy while also providing education in a small classroom setting. Youth are encouraged to strengthen their existing abilities and develop new skills.

Areas of focus include interpersonal relationships, problem solving, conflict management, organization and family function. Youth attend the program daily during the school year.

The Mental Health Therapist will:

Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social mental health assessments for patients.
Develop and implement treatment plans using a variety of treatment approaches.
Formulate a diagnosis, when applicable, using the DSM V-TR and/or other diagnostic tools as appropriate.
Provide therapeutic interventions to support the patient in achieving therapeutic goals utilizing a variety of developmentally appropriate treatment approaches including family therapy, individual therapy and group therapy.
Facilitate psycho-educational and/or therapeutic groups for adolescents and parents.
Carry out case management functions including: convening case conferences and liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the youth and family (especially education, social services, justice and health).
Participate in the intake and discharge process.
Complete written discharge summaries.
Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issues.
Advocate on behalf of the youth and family as appropriate.

Graduate degree in psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), occupational therapy or nursing.
A minimum of two years of clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.

Experience in schools or the education system is preferred.
Current registration in good standing with a professional college identified under the Health Professions Act.
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.
Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA), as well as physical ability to perform all interventions.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials 24-090. #MHT

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