Mental Health Clinician

POSITION: Mental Health Clinician
JOB TYPE: Permanent, Full-Time (EFT negotiable)
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
SALARY: $72,000 - $90,000

ABOUT KIDTHINK Children’s Mental Health Centre Inc.:
KIDTHINK is a Manitoba-based children’s mental health clinic in the heart of Winnipeg. KIDTHINK is committed to providing a timely, wholistic approach to care for the child and their family by providing direct clinical and outreach support services. We provide evidence-based treatment and assessment services with a focus on children ages 12 years and under. The programs and services we offer are strength-based, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed. KIDTHINK also supports parents by providing parent coaching and their own mental health treatment. We understand the importance of the child’s community and so provide outreach services to enhance these supports. KIDTHINK is a creative, innovative and forward-thinking mental health organization whose mission endeavours to improve the lives of children and their families. You will be joining a team that understands that we must share the responsibility to ensure that our children have easy and early access to the resources that promote health, well-being and optimal human development. You will work in a collaborative, supportive and dynamic team environment that fosters your growth as a professional.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
Under the direction of the Clinical Director, this position will provide clinical mental health services and mental health treatment through individual, family or group counselling. This position will work with a multi-disciplinary team that provides outreach, case management and mental health services to children and their families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts comprehensive mental health assessments.
  • Provides evidence-based treatment to children and their caregivers.
  • Coordinates the full range of the child’s needs. Provides planning, linking, monitoring, evaluation and follow-up.
  • Ensures resources and services are accessed in a timely manner.
  • Provides children, family, and caregivers education on mental health treatment.
  • Provides both individual and group counselling, therapy, or sessions.
  • Collaborates with family, caregivers, and community resources to implement interventions related to behaviour, social skills, emotion regulation, or anxiety disorders.
  • Participates in all aspects of the care continuum and the child’s mental health pathway.
  • In various community settings facilitates community workshops centred on mental health and resiliency building.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and enhance services, including the creation of group therapy programs, educational workshops, and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines.
  • Maintain accurate records.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Occupational Therapy from an accredited post-secondary school.
  • Licensed/registered with their respective licensing/regulatory body.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of recent and relevant experience in child, adolescent, and family mental health, including expertise in managing ADHD, ASD, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders.
  • Training and demonstrated skill in several of the following areas: clinical assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, play therapy and systems intervention.
  • Exceptional knowledge and understanding of counselling skills and clinical practice as it relates to children and their families.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and mental health issues in childhood and adolescence
  • Knowledge of provincial mental health community resources and services.
  • Knowledge and awareness of cultural and socio-economic factors that inform service provision.
  • Ability and experience in interpretation of diagnostic assessments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the community-based support approach.
  • Preference will be given to those with certification in, or in the process of completing CBT, play therapy, theraplay or art therapy.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven skill in intake and assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication aptitudes, with a proven track record of establishing effective collaborations.
  • Willingness to maintaining knowledge, skills and abilities by keeping up to date regarding professional standards through reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars, networking and consultation with colleagues.
  • Openness to innovative techniques and best practices.
  • Emphasis on team collaboration and strong team work ethic.
  • Flexibility in working hours to achieve objectives.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A flexible working environment, supporting work life balance.
  • Access to regular clinical consultation and supervision.
  • Organizational culture that fosters individual performance and professional development.
  • Opportunity to work within a supportive multidisciplinary professional environment.
  • Office and therapeutic working space with appropriate therapeutic materials and resources.
  • Administrative assistance with referrals, intakes, scheduling and billing supports.
  • Extended health and dental benefits, including long term disability.
  • Paid leaves for vacation, wellness days and 12 paid general (statutory) holidays per year.
  • RRSP matching.
  • Annual professional development.

Please send cover letter and resume to admin@kidthink.ca.