Job Posting 92647

Professional Practice Lead, Psychology
CASA Mental Health
Edmonton area
closes in 15 days (Fri, 7 Apr)
full time  •  $74,000 to $110,000/year

About CASA

CASA Mental Health is an established non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally-safe wrap-around mental health services to Albertans and their families. CASA provides mental health service to the missing middle – mental health treatment for diagnosed children and youth, in between prevention and promotion in primary and community care, and acute treatment in hospital.


CASA’s team of mental health professionals are trauma experts committed to delivering service in collaboration with community partners. This includes assessment and treatment for up to 4,000 children, youth and their families each year, from community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

About the Role

The Professional Practice Lead, Psychology provides clinical supervision to a team of provisional psychologists, adhering to the college supervision practice and the code of ethics. In collaboration with supervisees, the Professional Practice Lead, Psychology supports the development of supervision plans, oversees the Mental Health Therapists’ development and implementation of mental health assessment and therapeutic treatment plans, and completes the appropriate documentation to support the provisional psychologists’ full registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists.


The Professional Practice Lead, Psychology will:

  • Provide clinical service delivery as assigned including:
    • Assess and develop of treatment plans.
    • Formulate of diagnoses using the DSM-5-TR and/or other diagnostic tools as appropriate.
    • Provide therapeutic interventions to support the client in achieving therapeutic goals, utilizing a variety of developmentally-appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Facilitate psycho-educational and/or therapeutic groups for children and parents.
    • Carry out case management functions including: convening case conferences, liaising with community services and other professionals involved with the child and family (especially education, social services, justice and health).
  • Provide direct supervision of provisional psychologist to assist them in gaining supervised hours with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
  • Participate in recruitment, onboarding, performance management and off boarding of employees under the assigned clinical discipline.
  • Inform and train staff on CASA policy and practice regarding admission, discharge, data collection and clinical documentation related to assigned clinical discipline.
  • Ensure a holistic and high-quality model of assessment and treatment planning that is family-centered, trauma-informed and inclusive of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors for patients and their families.
  • Support the delivery of high-quality clinical services by providing competency assessment, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to members of the assigned clinical discipline.
  • Identify clinical education needs and collaborate with organizational leadership in conjunction with the Clinical Educator to implement educational priorities.


Job Details

Union: Exempt

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: TBD

Multi-site: Yes 

Minimum salary rate: $74,000

Maximum hourly rate: $110,000

Hours per shift: 7.25

Shifts per week: Five
Days off: Saturday and Sunday


  • Minimum of a graduate degree in psychology.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
  • Compliance with the College of Alberta Psychologists for supervision of provisional psychologists.
  • One year of experience supervising provisional psychologists.
  • Knowledge of and experience in supporting the healing of children and youth who have experienced trauma.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the impact of trauma and/or mental illness on child development, health and well-being.
  • Knowledge of and experience in therapeutic modalities used to treat childhood mental illness including: cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and/or play therapy.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Conditions of Employment

  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • A satisfactory Child Intervention Check.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.
  • Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA), as well as physical ability to perform all interventions.

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