Alberta Health Mental Health Therapist

Alberta Health Services
Jasper, AB

Job details

Job type
Shift and schedule
Day shift
Your Opportunity:
Originally a railway town, Jasper's unpretentious small-town charm has a timeless appeal. Surrounded by towering mountains, crystalline lakes, and abundant wildlife, Jasper is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site National Park. Life in Jasper offers a host of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, stargazing and horseback riding. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, you will provide emergent intervention, screening, risk and mental health assessment, and provisional diagnostic and treatment planning services to adults with acute, and chronic psychiatric disorders. This position is responsible for assessment/intervention, direct assistance in problem-solving and short- and long-term case management, focusing on functional living skills, and community stabilization, for those with short-term and chronic mental health issues in a variety of community settings. Direct client care includes responding, screening, and prioritizing services, conducting necessary assessments and providing treatment to clients including mental status and risk assessments and therapy. As an active and supportive treatment member, you have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently. We acknowledge that Alberta Health Services is on traditional lands, referred to as Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 territory, and all the people here today are beneficiaries of these peace and friendship treaties. We also acknowledge the M├ętis people of Alberta who share a deep history with this land. We'll help provide support for your transition, training, and mentorship.

As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to use a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, and group) to persons experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Working both independently and as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, you will provide evidence informed and best practices in crisis intervention, assessment, consultation, referral, case management and treatment.

Classification: Mental Hlth Therapist CH/AS/NL
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Unit and Program: Mental Health
Primary Location: JasperHlth Ctr/Comm/MentalHlth
Location Details: As Per Location
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 20-DEC-2023
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 15-JAN-2024
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $41.12
Maximum Salary: $54.61
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in Psychology; or master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy; or master's or bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy; or master's degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable Alberta regulatory college.

Additional Required Qualifications:
As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of local Indigenous communities and experience in Indigenous culture. Understanding of the politically sensitive nature of working with multiple culturally diverse individuals and groups.