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Mental Health Therapist

Cold Lake, AB   |      June 04, 2018 12:00

Category:     BSW, MSW
Closing Date:     07/03/2018
Employer:     Alberta Health Services
Title:     Mental Health Therapist
Address:      314 - 45 St
City:     Cold Lake, AB
Date Posted:     06/04/2018
Salary:     $39.42 – $52.36
Summary:    

Two (2) positions available, Regular Full Time

Primary Location: Cold Lake, AB, and Lac La Biche, AB

Posting End Date: 03-JUL-2018

Salary Range: $39.42 – $52.36

Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided

Discover interesting and varied work among the rolling hills, lush forests, and many lakes near the communities of Cold Lake and Lac La Biche Alberta. As the Mental Health Therapist (MHT), you will be a member of a small travelling team that provides mental health care to Indigenous clients residing in rural communities in the northern Alberta. In addition to office-based practice, on-site visits and the use of technology will enable you to connect with clients and other professionals in their home communities. As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be working closely with psychiatric and acute care units, Community Health Representatives Program, Indigenous Health, Indigenous communities and Addiction and Mental Health operations as well as Primary Care, Allied Health, Seniors Health and others as applicable.

The rural areas surrounding Cold Lake and Lac La Biche, where you will be based, offer clean air and lakeside lifestyle, with over 150 lakes dotting the region. Play on the water as a paddler, angler, or recreational boater, or explore forested trails on horseback, on foot, by bike or ATV. Cold Lake is home to over 20,000 people, Canada’s busiest fighter base, the Canadian Forces Base 4 Wing, and Alberta’s seventh largest lake. The smaller community of Lac La Biche, population 2,400, offers easy access to the great outdoors. Both act as regional hubs for outlying areas and offer a range of services, amenities, and indoor options for the less outdoorsy types, such as recreation facilities, arts, and social activities.  

Qualifications:     Required Qualifications:
• Completion of one of the following programs:
a. Master's degree in Psychology.
b. Master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization.
c. Master's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy.
d. 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.
Additional Required Qualifications:
• Completion of one of the following programs will be considered:
a. Bachelor of Social Work including training and experience in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization.
b. Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or
c. Related Master’s degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or,
d. Considerable experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy.
e. Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with:
f. Related Master’s degree including training in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy or,
g. Experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy.
• Three (3) years’ experience within the last five (5) years in comprehensive mental health assessment and the provision of psychotherapy.
• Experience in or knowledge of Indigenous cultures.
• Training in cultural or diversity competency.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in Indigenous community settings.
• Able to speak or understand any one of the Indigenous languages spoken in the communities being served.
Description:     In this role, you will travel to a variety of rural communities to provide mental health care to Indigenous clients. You will work independently and collaborate with a variety of other healthcare professionals in person or virtually to meet the needs of the Indigenous clients throughout the region.
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:     Apply online and join our team today! Go to ahs.ca/careers and click on Apply Now, then search for one of the applicable requisition numbers below:

Cold Lake:
• ALB00021012

Lac La Biche
• ALB00032769