POSTING DATE: April 14, 2020
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
Message about our hiring and operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Canadian Mental Health York Region and South Simcoe branch (CMHA-YRSS) is continuing to provide much-needed mental health services. As an organization, we are protecting our staff through supporting either working from home, or physical distancing, and other public health directives for essential services staff working on-site. Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.
Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours a week with the possibility of 40 hours per week. Evenings and weekends will be required based on client scheduling needs.
Comprehensive Health Benefits: Extended health and dental coverage provided after waiting period.
Location: In accordance with current public health directives, training will be available remotely for staff (i.e., via teleconference and videoconferencing technologies) and work can be delivered from home. Once public health directives are lifted, clinicians will be working primarily in our downtown office (180 Dundas St. West) with possibility of remote work after successful completion of the probationary period and performance review. Clinicians will be required to travel to offices in York Region for training and team meetings. Travel will be compensated.
The clinician is responsible for providing assessments (intake/triage), treatment, and interim support to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, over the telephone, through a structured program. Assessments are standardized in alignment with the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) guidelines. Treatment follows a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, primarily using bibliotherapy. The CBT bibliotherapy program is delivered in a series of sessions over approximately 2-3 months for each client. The clinician provides psychotherapy via telephone centered around specific concepts and activities from selected CBT manuals.
The clinician also administers structured questionnaires to measure the client’s quality of life, functioning and symptoms of anxiety & depression. Clinicians will also be required to provide short-term, interim support to patients who are awaiting transfer to higher-intensity services (i.e., supportive, brief contact).The clinician liaises and reports any client concerns or safety issues to the client’s primary health care provider and the CMHA Clinical Consultation team. The clinician maintains client records, documenting clients’ progress through the program. The clinician also receives clinical support and supervision through feedback from Clinical Psychologists and will be required to adhere to clinical directives. The incumbent is also required to perform other related duties as assigned.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.
• Registered in the province of Ontario as a member in good standing with the appropriate College and eligible to provide the controlled act of psychotherapy as either a Registered Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Nurse.
• Master’s degree is required
• Minimum 3 years of experience in the delivery of evidence-based CBT is preferred; Documented evidence of CBT training with adequate supervision is preferred
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of etiology and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders as well as CBT and its application in mood and anxiety disorders
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the science and practices of psychotherapy including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques
• Results-oriented work ethic and ability to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and to deliver quality, consistent and timely results
• Strong assessment skills to deliver and interpret symptom and outcome measures
• Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
• Proven written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to adapt readily to change
• Models and promotes core ethical practice, organization’s values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
• Proficiency in French/English language skills is considered an asset
• Familiarity with a Microsoft Office365 applications (Word, Outlook, etc.)
• Experience with scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system is an asset
At CMHA-York Region we encourage career development and provide comprehensive training for all of our clinicians. Due to the nature of training within the program, successful candidates must remain in this position for a minimum of 12 months before exploring other career opportunities within our CMHA family.
Working Conditions: Office work. Sitting at a desk and communicating over the phone for long periods of time i.e. a tele-agent environment. Day, evening and weekend hours are required based on client scheduling needs.
Disclaimer: In keeping with Mental Health reform, best practices, funding and direction, this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
Why work for CMHA-York Region and South Simcoe?
We are a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and that our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement, and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.
Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We have been a National Nonprofit Employer of Choice for four consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
If you are interested in this opportunity, click on the “Apply Now” button above and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.
Complete the application form and submit the following:
1) Cover letter with 300 words or less and tell us why you would want the CBT role and why you should be considered for the position (PDF or Word)
2) Resume (PDF or Word)
CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.
To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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