Mental Health Clinician
About Us: Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a Calgary and Airdrie based not-for-profit agency that delivers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Using the evidence-based and trauma-informed Teaching Family Model, CTH programs and services promote skill development and self-determination within the context of relationships to help children, youth, families and communities achieve their full potential. Be a part of an innovative team that envisions:
About the Position: In this Part-Time (0.80FTE) position, the Mental Health Clinician supports effective program delivery by providing clinical expertise and resources as part of a program team. The Mental Health Clinician participates in case reviews, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning and will also provide clinical assessments as needed. Also, the Clinician helps the treatment team understand the needs of the child, complete assessments to inform treatment strategies, and provides clinical support to staff in delivering trauma informed care. The Mental Health Clinician is also responsible for completing the required program reports and documentation and participating in meetings that are relevant to their role. This position is part of a team working in highly visible and accessible community settings designed to address mental health challenges of vulnerable children, youth and families in a proactive and preventive manner.
About You: You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of all ages. You are extremely detail oriented, organized and can effectively manage multiple priorities at one time. You are able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with individuals as well as with community agencies and resources. You are a compassionate individual with a positive and empathetic approach who understands how to set appropriate professional boundaries. You have experience with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, are sensitive to their cultural and spiritual needs and can incorporate these into planning for families. In addition, you are eager to learn and carry out the principles and philosophy of Closer to Home and the Teaching-Family Model.
Masters in Counselling, Psychology, Social Worker or other relevant discipline as well as experience working with vulnerable individuals is required. Must hold a valid registration with relevant governing body. You must be willing to work a flexible work week, including evenings when needed. The successful candidate must also have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate and current insurance and be willing to provide a driver’s abstract upon hire. In addition, a Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check must be completed upon hire.
Required Competencies: All positions at Closer to Home Community Services require (5) competencies: Instills Trust, Consumer Focus, Communicates Effectively, Situational Adaptability and Ensures Accountability.
Interested applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter and Resume using the following link:
Closing Date: April 25th, 2021
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.closertohome.com.
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