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Clinical Therapist – Adult Outpatient – Mental Health & Addictions

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 16, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 106919 Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Company: NSHA Department: MHA EZ Community Based Services Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: NSGEU Posting Closing Date: 19-Jul-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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 The Clinical Therapist is a member of the Adult Service, Mental Health and Addictions.

Reporting to the Manager, the Clinical Therapist provides assessment and planning, treatment and intervention, and crisis management for clients.

The Clinical Therapist carries out the general duties of the Adult Service team but in addition to those duties, participates in quality initiatives in the program of care, engages in collaborative person-centered care, and utilizes available information technology to support best practice.

The Clinical Therapist receives and provides supervision and mentorship as part of a community of practice.

It is an expectation that the Clinical Therapist will act in a professional and ethical manner, following all recognized codes of ethics, standards, legislation, and guidelines relevant to clinical practice and profession.

They will convey respect and a solid understanding of subtle and complex diversity and inclusion issues as they relate to specific groups.

Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidate based on qualifying criteria.

Qualifications Master’s Degree in a clinical health-related discipline (Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Masters in Counseling, Masters in Nursing or Masters in Occupational Therapy) Current registration with relevant provincial regulatory body or eligible Minimum of two years’ related experience required (including assessment and planning, treatment and intervention and discharge planning).

In-depth and critical understanding of the principles of harm reduction, the dynamics of addiction and evidence based interventions for the treatment of addiction.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of standard criteria used (DSM V) for the classification and diagnosis of mental health disorders.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills in individual/ group cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psycho educational groups.

Excellent problem-solving, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks Demonstrated knowledge and skills in crisis intervention, suicide and violence risk assessment/ intervention Non-violent crisis intervention, Standard First Aid, CPR, Mental Health First Aid training required.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently with limited supervision and participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Basic competencies in relation to identifying and treating concurrent mental health and substance use disorders Experience in interviewing, counseling and teaching health concepts to individuals, families and groups.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills in collaborating with families in relation to sharing information, and implementing family-sensitive services that involve families in the care and recovery of people living mental illness and addiction.

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Successful external applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services 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 Full-time (100%) long-assignment; 75.00 hours bi-weekly With an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021 and an expected end date of August 1, 2023 (approximately 24 months).

These dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidate based on qualifying criteria.

Salary Information Clinical Therapist (HTH009): $34.99
– $45.99 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 documentation 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 the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit
– NSGEU 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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