Alberta College of Social Workers

Mental Health Therapist

Fort Vermilion   |      April 06, 2018 12:00

Category:     MSW
Closing Date:     05/04/2018
Employer:     Alberta Health Services
Title:     Mental Health Therapist
Address:      4804 50 S
City:     Fort Vermilion
Date Posted:     04/06/2018
Salary:     $39.42 - $52.36

Are you an experienced Mental Health professional looking for a slower pace of life and the opportunity to work to your full scope of clinical practice?  Here you will have the opportunity to expand your rural/remote experience and enjoy all the north has to offer! In La Crete and Fort Vermillion, you will be in the scenic northwestern reaches of Alberta. We boast a bustling economy with the local service area committed to ensuring our residents have access to optimal healthcare. We offer pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets, making life in northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience.

As a Mental Health Therapist, you will be responsible for the delivery of adult, child and adolescent addiction, mental health and concurrent services. Your responsibilities will include thorough assessments, development of service plans, individual therapy, walk-in/single session appointments and floor consults for patients who walk in to community clinics or hospital emergency departments. You will be working with a dynamic inter-professional team, collaborating with other mental health service providers, primary health care providers, funded agencies, other human service providers and the general public.

AHS currently has a Northern Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $6,300. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. Permanent and temporary employees working in excess of one (1) year whose work sites are above the 57th parallel are also eligible to receive an annual reimbursement of personal travel expenses to an annual maximum of $1,235. Eligible employees will be reimbursed for the cost of one (1) round trip, per calendar year, to any destination within Alberta. Travel must originate from a community above the 57th parallel to any destination within Alberta and cannot be carried over.

Qualifications:     • Completion of one of the following programs: Master's degree in Psychology; Master’s degree in Social Work (clinical specialization); Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy; or 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.
• Authorization to do mental health psycho-social intervention is required.
Description:     As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention utilizing a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, 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.
Please forward your resume to:     Please visit and search for Job Requisition #: ALB00034250