Job Posting 78647

Mental Health Therapist
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara
Hamilton area, Central Ontario
Port Colborne with travel in the Niagara region 
closed 87 days ago (Thu, 31 Mar)
full time  •  Annual salary: $ 63,063 - 75,979 $ Excellent benefits

Mental Health Therapist
Interprofessional Primary Care (IPC) Mental Health Team
One (1) full-time permanent position - 35 hours/week
Location: Port Colborne with travel in the Niagara region 
Annual salary: $ 63,063 - 75,979 $ Excellent benefits

Under the direction of the Specialized Services Director and the supervision of the IPC Program Coordinator, the Mental Health Counsellor is as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team. He/she is always guided by the principles of health promotion and the determinants of health. He / she provides therapy and individual counseling services in the community.

 

Responsibilities:

  •  Work within an anti-racism, anti-oppression, culturally appropriate approach, and in language of choice;

  •  Physician and client engagement

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments to clients experiencing mental health difficulties

  • Provide individual intervention services to clients using a variety of approaches such as brief therapy,CBT ,ACT, DBT, EMDR, etc.

  • Ensure that the intervention methods chosen for the various issues are evidence based

  • Organize initiatives to raise awareness about mental health issues

  • Initiate and participate in collaborative care planning

  • Participate in community initiatives and committees to improve the quality of life for clients with mental health issues

  • Collaborate with relevant internal/external partners to develop intervention models that are based on best practices and provide quality services

  • Prepare reports and maintain records

  • Keep statistics on programs for evaluation and research purposes

  • Manage ongoing caseload (booking, discharging and client follow-up)

  • Prepare and send reports to physicians according to the standards established by the Center and according to the physicians' preference

  • When appropriate completing referrals to community resources and programs

  • Perform other related tasks

 

Education, Experience and Specific Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work, counselling or other university degree relevant to the practice of
    counselling and psychotherapy from a recognized institution
  • Member in good standing of a Professional College (OCSWSSW or CRPO - Authorized for independent practice)
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience
  • Experience and practice in counselling and/or psychotherapy
  • In-depth understanding of mental health issues
  • In-depth knowledge of psychosocial assessment and counseling techniques
  • Ability to handle crises effectively
  • Knowledgeable on the mental health community resources available
  • Commitment to working co-operatively with clients and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Openness to the customs and habits of other cultures
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic computer software
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English (French language skills are an asset)
  • Be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • Have access to a motor vehicle and hold a valid Ontario driver's license
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or medical ticket for exemption) will be requested at time of hire

Please send us your cover letter and resume in French or English.

We will receive applications until the position is filled.

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