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Brief Treatment Counselor

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

This is a Part-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 23, 2021.

Requisition ID: 250861 Position Number: 20042989 Posting End Date: Open Until Filled City: Winnipeg Site: WRHA Community Health Services Work Location: 975 Henderson Hwy Department / Unit: River East Transcona My Health Team Job Stream: Clinical Union: MGEU-COMMUNITY Anticipated Start Date
– End Date: ASAP
– 12/22/2022 Reason for Term: Other Leave FTE: 1.0 Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends Daily Hours Worked: 7.25 Annual Base Hours: 1885 Salary: $32.489, $33.597, $34.843, $36.099, $37.433, $38.814, $40.320, $41.904, $43.521, $44.812 Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations.

We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview “Our Vision is Healthy People, Vibrant Communities, Care for All”.

To bring this vision to reality the WRHA Adult Mental Health Program provides an integrated and comprehensive range of mental health services and supports primarily for adult residents of Winnipeg across the healthcare continuum that support and promote recovery.

Through collaboration and partnership across various health, social service and community sectors the program strives to promote mental health and well-being for all, to reduce inequities and the impact of mental health problems and to work towards sustainability of mentally healthy individuals and communities.

The Brief Treatment Counselor will provide brief solution-focused therapy and short term support to individuals accessing the Crisis Response System.

Working within an integrated team approach, the Brief Treatment Counselor will contribute to the overall improved health status of clients accessing the service through the provision of expert mental health clinical counseling interventions.

Services are provided within a framework of advanced clinical practice, including consultation, assessment and brief solution-focused therapeutic interventions.

The counselor will work collaboratively and interactively with all Crisis Response Centre Services and all other components of the Integrated Crisis Response System, functioning as clinician, and liaising with other sectors within the health care system as required.

The counselor will be required to function as an autonomous mental health expert.

Experience Minimum 5 years mental health clinical experience.

Comprehensive knowledge and advanced level experience in clinical assessment and treatment modalities, including individual, couple, family and group therapy assessments and interventions.

Crisis intervention experience.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate) Bachelor degree in a clinical designation.

Clinical Masters degree preferred.

Certification/Licensure/Registration Current licensure or registration in designated field Qualifications and Skills Excellent interpersonal skills.

Able to use problem resolution skills to handle sensitive and complex issues.

Ability to work in a community care setting as a member of a multidisciplinary team serving diverse populations and presenting issues.

Demonstrated ability to function creatively and independently.

Ability to be flexible in work hours in terms of balancing group versus individual work; balancing the ability to consult with other professionals and service providers as required.

Knowledge and experience in solution-focused therapy and CBT interventions.

Physical Requirements Not Applicable This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.

As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act , the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.

In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT.

The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition We welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.