Therapy Support Navigator,
About the Role
CASA provides assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents and their families in Alberta through a continuum ranging from consultation in community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.
We do this by offering a wide range of assessment and treatment programs, as well as professional training and consultation. Our programs range in intensity from early identification, assessment and primary intervention, to intensive tertiary level treatment. All of our programs are evidence-based, community-based and trauma-informed.
CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.
In partnership with the Government of Alberta and several school boards, CASA is undertaking our most ambitious project yet: CASA Classrooms.
We recognize that children’s mental health supports should be provided where they are needed. That includes providing holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services in trusted school spaces. This project will bridge academic and mental health initiatives in several schools through the coordinated efforts of a classroom teacher, a mental health therapist, a community social worker as well as a psychiatrist or CanReach-trained physician. This classroom-based team will provide individual therapy, group therapy and psychiatric support, as well as academic instruction that will embed opportunities to use and practice mental health-promoting skills and strategies.
Children and adolescents (grades four through 12) participating in CASA Classrooms will be supported in the classroom for approximately half of the school year, followed by another half-year of tapering treatment and transition. Programming and goals for these children will be individualized and will account for the child, the family and the community in which the classroom is located. Cognitive and behavioural skills will be taught to children as well as their families, with additional focus placed on transition and translation of skills across time and settings.
We also recognize that the translation of skills to everyday life is just as important as learning the skills in the first place. The classroom-based mental health team will also provide coordinated support to the classroom, the parents/guardians/families of those participating in the project, as well as the community school where participants will return to after their stay in the CASA Classroom.
The therapy support navigator will:
Assist mental health therapists/physicians in screening and assessment interviews, in order to develop a treatment plan for mental health services.
Participate in the case management of assigned caseload.
Provide hands-on modelling and coaching to family members as determined and guided by the treatment plan.
Coordinate and facilitate psycho-educational/treatment groups for patients and their families.
Provide outreach support for youth in the community in consultation with the classroom and transition teams.
Develop and maintain a list of community resources and use these to refer patients and families to community agencies for additional mental health support.
The successful therapy support navigator will also possess the following experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
Adaptability and flexibility in fluid contexts and situations.
Strong knowledge and skill in behavior management.
Organization, time management and prioritization skills.
Classification: Therapy support navigator
Location: Edmonton and area
Multi-Site: Yes; positions will attend both school locations and CASA locations.
Minimum Salary: $32.36
Maximum Salary: $39.78
Hours per Shift: 7.25
Shifts per Week: Monday through Friday
Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Completion of any of the following:
Bachelor of social work
Bachelor of arts, majoring in psychology
Bachelor of education or bachelor degree in a related field
Valid Class 5 operator’s license and access to transportation.
Relevant and practical experience in a child and adolescent mental health setting.
All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.
While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.
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