Mental Health Therapist

1.0 FTE Permanent Position
Reference ID: MHT20210504

Position Summary:
The Mental Health Therapist’s primary function is to deliver patient-centered care through both individual and group settings through the use of clinical counselling and education sessions. Sessions will address mental, emotional, and/or social functioning. The mental health therapist will take a collaborative approach by working with other members of the PCN Team. This is a 1.0 FTE permanent position which may provide service to both the Primary Care Support Program and the Persistent Pain Program.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal).
  • Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, data entry, scheduling
  • Ability to maintain accurate records in line with practice policy
  • Demonstrated ability to empathize with and understand individual patient needs
  • Group therapy/teaching skills
  • Ability to assess individual’s behaviour health needs.
  • Skills in providing CBT to assist patients in meeting behaviour health needs
  • Ability to assess and manage patients in crisis.
  • Awareness of social determinants of health and principles of self-management
  • Ability to develop new skills and apply theory to practice

Required Qualifications:

  • Registration with applicable regulating body/association.
  • Master’s level degree in Psychology or Social Work with clinical designation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a community based mental health setting
  • Experience working in a patient care team preferred
  • Experience coordinating, leading and facilitating patient treatment groups considered an asset
  • Previous use of an electronic medical record system considered an asset

To apply for this position, email your cover letter, resume, and professional references to careers@grandeprairiepcn.com.

The Grande Prairie PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.