Saturday , February 4 2023

Alberta Health Services Jobs – Mental Health Therapist

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Job Description:

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of the changing landscape of addiction and mental health services in the South Zone. 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 Responsibilities:

As a member of the AAMH Intake Team, you will be responding to callers and conducting the tele-triage of addiction and mental health calls. Dependent on the nature of the call, you may be required to conduct a thorough screening and intake assessment to determine appropriate level of service required for the caller, enroll the caller into an AHS AMH service, advise of appropriate external community based services, provide immediate brief intervention and solution-focused support (if required), and appropriately triage to services where necessary. As part of a virtual team providing expanded intake services for South Zone community clinics in the days and afternoons, you will be supporting clients across the age continuum, including clients in rural and remote areas.

Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of addiction and mental health services in southern Alberta.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years within the last five (5) years providing mental health support, including conducting intakes and screenings for new or returning clients seeking services.
  • Experience providing crisis intervention.
  • Experience providing support to clients through a telephony platform.
  • Equivalent education and experience is defined as: Bachelor degree in Social Work with Psychosocial Intervention Authorization; Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy with experience in mental health assessment and intervention; Bachelor of Science in Nursing with experience in mental health assessment and intervention; Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Experience providing support to clients regarding both addiction and mental health concerns.
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  • 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.
  • Experience working on a virtual and/or geographically dispersed team.

Job Details:

Company: Alberta Health Services

Vacancy Type: Part Time

Job Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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