Mental Health Therapist

  • Full Time
  • Calgary
  • 43 - 55

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. CASA is expanding its Trauma program into Calgary in order to deliver high-quality, trauma-focused, attachment-centric care to more Albertan children, youth and families.

Job Details
Wage range: $43.17 to $55.39
Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours per day
Primary location: CASA Calgary
Union: In-scope
FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent



About the Role:
The Trauma Program nurtures connection and safety in the caregiver-child relationship after experiencing trauma.

Children and youth may come into the program via one of three streams: the Outpatient Trauma Clinic, the Trauma and Attachment Group (TAG) or Consultative Services.

The Mental Health Therapist will:


Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments for assigned children and youth.
Develop individualized and family treatment plans in conjunction with the primary team.
Formulate diagnoses, when applicable, using the DSM-5-TR and other diagnostic tools.
Provide therapeutic interventions to support the patient in achieving therapeutic goals, utilizing a variety of developmentally-appropriate treatment approaches.
Facilitate Parent Support Groups and Multi-Family Therapy Groups that are psycho-educational and/or psychodynamic in context, utilizing a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities.
Build specialized parenting skills for caregivers caring for children with exceptional needs.
Complete written discharge summaries to referring Therapist and Psychiatrist after patient discharge.
Carry out case management functions including convening case conferences, and liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the adolescent and family.
Contribute to staff knowledge and understanding of discipline-specific issues.


Qualifications

Master’s degree in psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), occupational therapy or nursing.
Current registration in good standing with a professional college identified under the Health Professions Act.
A minimum of two years of clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.
Knowledge and experience in supporting the healing of children and youth who have experienced trauma.
Knowledge and experience in the following therapeutic modalities: EMDR, ART, sensory motor psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, SMART, DBT/CBT and ARC.
Training and experience in play therapy is considered an asset.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Valid Class 5 operator’s license and access to transportation.
Conditions of Employment

A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
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: July 9, 2024

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials: 24-113.



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