Clinical Therapist - SchoolsPlus - Mental Health & Addictions
Colchester East Hants Health Authority
Evanston, Nova Scotia, Canada
12d ago

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-

based programs throughout Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Child, Youth & Family (CY&F) Manager, the clinician provides services directly in the school community environment within the designated Schools Plus schools.

Schools Plus is a collaborative model that is comprehensive and student focused. Partners work together to educate and provide service to the child and their family, with the school as the center of the service.

The clinician is a member of a school-based multidisciplinary team and participates in the planning, development, provision and evaluation of mental health services for the assigned population in designated school settings.

The service will focus on early identification and intervention of mental health disorders for children and adolescent within the school population.

The clinician will act as a liaison between the client, school, and mental health services. Qualifications Successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work with clinical experience in a mental health setting(s).

Ideally a minimum of 3 years’ experience providing mental health services to children and youth would be required, but a combination of training and experience will also be considered Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology or the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers Non-

violent crisis intervention, CPR, First Aid and WHMIS training or willingness to obtain Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Short-

Term Solution- Focused Therapy, as applicable to the position Satisfactory criminal record check / VSS and child sexual abuse registry check Must have a valid driver’s license A demonstrated professional and clinical knowledge base appropriate to the field of child and youth mental health is essential, including knowledge of DSM-

V, behaviour management, cognitive behaviour therapy, group therapy and brief therapy. Demonstrated conflict resolution, critical thinking and decision making skills.

A vision of client / family centered care and an ability to develop therapeutic relationships. Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills.

Qualifications Continued Knowledge of health promotion and community resources. Ability to work in a self-directed environment and also effectively within an interdisciplinary team Working knowledge and proficiency with a variety of computer software and programs Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Strong leadership, organizational and prioritizing skills Physical ability to perform duties of the position Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development Good work and attendance record Commitment to maintain and protect patient, client, and personal safety on an ongoing basis Commitment to confidentiality and privacy of NSHA patients and clients Annually access the training and education on patient, client and personal safety made available by NSHA The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment PLEASE NOTE : Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.

Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work Permanent Full-time (100%) Position; 75.00 Hours Bi-weekly. Salary Information Clinical Therapist (HC87) : $34.

1283 - $44.8646 hourly Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter. Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a HealthCare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are : Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-

identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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