Tuesday , March 5 2024

AHS Jobs Edmonton – Children’s Mental Health Therapist

Website Alberta Health Services

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Manager or designate, this Mental Health Therapist will work collaboratively with Addiction and Mental Health staff, psychiatry, public health and school personnel to provide support to child and adolescent clients to address emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns. The service is delivered in multiple settings. This individual will value and appreciate collaboration and evidence informed practices. The successful individual will demonstrate a high degree of independence and ability to understand and navigate potential complexities of working across different systems. This individual will have a proven positive track record of working with complex issues relating to the mental health of children, youth and/or families. Responsibilities include: screening, consultation, assessment and treatment, teaching, liaison with families, community service providers and school personnel. The role requires that the incumbent work independently as well as within a larger multidisciplinary team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to use a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, and group) to persons experiencing significant mental health difficulties.
  • Working both independently and as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, you will provide evidence informed and best practices in crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, referral, case management and treatment.

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of one of the following programs: master’s degree in Psychology;
  • master’s degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy;
  • master’s degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy;
  • master’s degree in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy.
  • Active or eligible for registration with the applicable regulatory college.
  • Registration with the applicable licensing body (CARNA, CRPNA, ACOT, CAP, ACSW) are required.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years recent clinical experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Must have excellent assessment skills.
  • Must have formal clinical training and knowledge in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Formal training in child and adolescent mental health therapeutic interventions such as CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy would be extremely beneficial.
  • Experience working with Child and Family Services, Health Partnership Initiatives, Multicultural groups would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the assessment and treatment of children/adolescents with mental health concerns/diagnoses is required.
  • The successful candidate must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with a range of community stakeholders and service providers.

Job Details:

Company: Alberta Health Services

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Rocky Point, New South Wales, AUS

Application Deadline: N/A

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