Requisition #: ALB00089653
Location: Fort Vermilion, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $39.42 - $52.36 per hour
As the Mental Health Therapist - Generalist, you will provide service delivery in two of our beautiful northwestern communities. The Fort Vermillion St. Theresa General Hospital overlooks the beautiful Peace River Valley and provides acute, continuing care and 24-hour emergency services. Annual community events include a winter carnival, outdoor rodeo and River Daze. The Northern Lights shows of aurora borealis in this region can number about 300 per year. Colors of red, blue, green, and yellow flow across these magical skies and are particularly prominent during the clear nights of winter. Just a short 30 minute drive takes you to the hamlet of La Crete which offers all the amenities of a modern town to its population of 3,500 residents with the surrounding area totaling approximately 8,000 people. Come to northern Alberta, where the people are warm, you can expand your horizons, and experience the beauty of the North. If nothing feels better than making a difference in the lives of families in your own community, this is the opportunity for you. AHS currently has a Northern Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $6,300. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As the Mental Health Therapist, you will be required to perform the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention utilizing a variety of treatment modalities (individual, family, 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.
Completion of one of the following programs: Master's degree in Psychology. Master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization. Master's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Master's degree in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable regulatory college