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, plus an additional $9/hour CASA Classrooms premium
Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours/day
Primary location: CASA Fort Road (Edmonton)
Secondary location: Multisite
Union: In-scope
Classification: Mental Health Therapist
FTE: 0.87
Status: Permanent

About the Role
CASA Mental Health 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.
Participate in intake and admission process with the CASA Classroom team, Clinical Manager, Professional Practice Lead – Therapy and the Division Teacher.
Lead daily debriefs with the team, participate in weekly case conferences and collaboratively build and supports transition planning.
Co-facilitate parent support groups and multi-family therapy groups that are psycho-educational and/or psychodynamic in context.
Make appropriate referrals to consulting services to inform treatment planning and diagnostic clarification.
Complete written discharge summaries to referring therapist and/or psychiatrist after patient discharge to support continuity of care for the adolescent and family.
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: July 2, 2024

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials: 24-106. #MHT