Mental Health Therapist - Staff
Saskatchewan Health Authority
La Ronge , SK
December 20, 2023
Position #: 147329
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Type: Permanent Full Time
Facility: La Ronge Health Centre
Department: Mental Health La Ronge
Expected Start Date: November 20, 2023
Shift Information: Days
Hours of Work: 224.00 hours per 6 week rotation
Salary or Pay Band: $35.546 to $43.466 (5 step range)
Number of Positions: 1
The Mental Health Therapist is accountable for the provision of intake, clinical consultation, clinical assessment and treatment services to a diverse client group that includes adults and children and youth outpatient clientele.
This position is accountable to the Manager of Mental health and Addictions and is situated in a multi-disciplinary team which includes social workers, registered psychiatric nurse and, addictions counselors.
- A bachelor degree in a Social Work, Psychology or other health related discipline.
- Demonstrated experience working with clients and families coping with mental health disorders.
- Eligibility for Professional registration with applicable professional association.
- Valid Class 5 driver's license
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to advocate on behalf of clients
- Ability to conduct a suicide risk assessment and create a risk management plan with the other health care providers on the team.
- Advanced counseling skills
- Advanced demonstrated knowledge of a variety of intervention methodologies (individual and group) for patients, families and children.
- Computer skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the Mental Health Services Act and related legislation
- Demonstrated skills:
- In maintaining files and records
- With Addiction and Concurrent disorders specific assessment and counselling.
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with clients and co-workers
- Knowledge of the holistic addictions treatment model
- Sound knowledge of indigenous culture, healing practices and indigenous based healing initiatives.
- Working knowledge of Suicide Intervention skills
- Field Hours
- Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement.
HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.
- Relocation Assistance of up to a maximum of $3,000 for a 1 year return for service.
Other Northern Incentives as per HSAS Collective Agreement are prorated:
- Special Northern Leave after one (1) year of service
- $1900 Annual Retention Payment after one year of service
- $100.50 Biweekly Northern Allowance
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) requires a criminal record check (CRC) from every potential SHA team member. The CRC must be dated within the past six (6) months and be satisfactory to the SHA. A vulnerable sector check (VSC) is required for individuals providing patient/resident/client care to vulnerable persons. Internal candidates may be required to provide a CRC and/or VSC during the recruitment and selection process.
We work together to improve our health and well-being. Every day. For everyone.
The SHA is committed to building a representative, diverse, inclusive and culturally responsive workforce. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. We work in the spirit of truth and reconciliation acknowledging Saskatchewan as the traditional territory of First Nations and Metis people.
Quote Job Reference: GO-00740126