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 – $55.39 + an additional $9/hour CASA Classrooms premium

Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours per day



Primary location: Kipohtakaw Education Centre


Union: In-scope

Classification: Mental Health Therapist, School-Based



FTE: 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.



Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, school administrators, community service providers and caregivers to provide timely, wrap-around clinical service delivery in the Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Program in partnership with First Nation and Métis schools.


The Mental Health Therapist will:


  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social-spiritual mental health assessments of assigned preschoolers, children and adolescents.
  • Formulate diagnoses as appropriate, using the DSM-V and/or other diagnostic tools.
  • Work closely with Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the communities we serve.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational group sessions on general mental health topics for school staff, caregivers and community service providers.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of First Nation and Métis school division partners.
  • Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, professionals, caregivers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers to develop holistic patient care plans and support successful transitions.
  • Participate in school and community events, including traditional ceremonies and cultural events.
  • Provide coverage for the Kipohtakaw Education Centre Mental Health Therapist.


Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in clinical psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), occupational therapy or nursing.
  • Active registration and in good standing with a professional college identified under the Health Professions Act.
  • A minimum of two years clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.
  • Access to cultural and spiritual knowledge and training is provided.

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.
  • Must maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA) and be physically able to perform all interventions.