Master Social Worker, Community Mental Health Clinician, SchoolsPlus
Nova Scotia Health Authority.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
3d ago

Department / Program : Community Mental Health & Addictions, Mental Health & Addictions Program

Type of Employment : Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)

Req ID : 22983

Union Status : NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit

Compensation : $34.128 - $46.4349 / hour

Posting Date : July 18, 2018

Closing Date : Open Until Filled

Start Date : ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region.

The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.

We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Clinical Manager for IWK School Mental Health Services, the school based clinician is responsible for working as part of the SchoolsPlus team to deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultation services to children / youth, families and staff within a designated Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) family of schools.

The SchoolsPlus Clinician will practice the principles and philosophy of CAPA (Choice and Partnership Approach) in all areas of position responsibility.

With a focus on providing early identification and intervention for mental health and addictions issues, the clinician will provide individual, family and group therapies, referrals to Mental Health and Addictions Services, consultation to school staff with a focus on capacity building, input into programming and participate in evaluation research.

Services will be provided throughout the year, including summer vacation and other school holidays, based on the identified needs of the client population, the school system and the IWK MHA Program.

Hours of Work

37.5 hours weekly, Monday-Friday, flexibility in working hours required depending on caseload.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work required.
  • Registered or eligible to be registered / licensed with NSASW, required.
  • Minimum two (2) years clinical experience as a Masters prepared Social Worker working in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete mental health assessments using DSM formulations, required.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating various psychotherapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, and / or motivational interviewing in both individual and group work, required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in group facilitation and group treatments, required.
  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle required, as travel is a requirement of the position.
  • Training in group treatments, including Connect Parenting, Incredible Years, Cool Kids, COPE, preferred.
  • Training in cultural competency, preferred.
  • Experience working in a school setting an asset
  • Demonstrated high degree of interpersonal effectiveness, professional boundaries and judgment, empathy, commitment to teamwork, and strong understanding and application of ethical principles.
  • Awareness of local community resources and agencies required.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective time management and disciplined self-organization,including the ability to meet professional and Health Centre documentation standards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to family centered care required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
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    Applications are accepted until 11 : 59 PM on the Closing Date.

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