Mental Health Therapist – 0.6 to 1.0 FTE

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to

About The Grande Prairie PCN

The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta – a city rich in cultural and economic opportunities, and a great place to raise a family – was formed in 2010 to work with local primary care physicians in the delivery of primary healthcare services. The PCN provides innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

This position is with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 0.6 to 1.0
Status: Permanent position Hours per Week: 37.5 hours per week
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per day Reference ID: MHT20220531
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN Wage Band: $44.82-$55.73/hr
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 position may provide service to both the Primary Care Support Program and the Persistent Pain Program.

What you will do...
  • Provide appropriate mental health and/or counselling services based on evidence-based practice standards
  • Intake screening and preliminary assessment including referrals, provisional diagnoses, consultation, and liaising with PCN providers,
  • family physicians, community partners and psychiatry as needed.
  • Utilize clinical tools to assess and measure patient progress
  • Establish treatment goals, priorities and plans
  • Communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding patients’ needs and progress
  • Measure clients’ progress regularly and adjust treatment accordingly
  • Lead patient education programs (e.g., depression or anxiety groups).
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning and patient conferences by providing the clinical team with current information regarding professional clinical observations
  • Provide a seamless transition to Addictions and Mental Health if required
  • Assist with program development and implementation aligning with best practices
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with practice policy
  • Assist in developing and implementing patient self-management programs
  • Ensure continuity of service/care by liaising and collaborating with other providers and referring patients to appropriate programs, services and agencies
  • Participates in program development and quality improvement activities
  • Maintain professional requirements and ongoing active participation in professional development
  • Maintain current knowledge and skills in clinical practice
  • Offer training support to other team members and assist in their professional development
  • Act as a resource to other PCN staff
What you need to succeed...
  • 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
  • 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
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

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

The Grande Prairie PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Grande Prairie PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.