POSITION: Outreach Clinician - Occupational Therapist
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 endeavors 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, wellbeing and optimal human development. You will work in a collaborative, supportive and dynamic team environment that fosters your growth as a professional.
Under the direction of the Clinical Director, this position provides community mental health support, education, behavioural consultation, mental health assessments, and evidence-based treatment to children within their home and community settings. The Outreach Clinician is a distinctive role with the opportunity to engage deeply with a child’s circle of support, offering training on various topics to bolster evidence-based strategies, thereby enhancing the mental health knowledge of families and the broader community.
- Conducts comprehensive mental health assessments.
- Observes and assesses children presenting with mental health/behavioural challenges within their community/home environment.
- Collaborates with family, caregivers, and community resources to implement interventions related to behaviour, social skills, emotion regulation, or anxiety disorders.
- Provides children, families, and caregivers with mental health education.
- Provides evidence-based treatment to children and their caregivers.
- Facilitates community workshops centered on resilience-building, drawing from cognitive-behavioural techniques.
- Offers training workshops in various community settings.
- Participates in the clinical delivery of the team's services, including crafting individual service plans and liaising with community resources to optimize mental health outcomes.
- Masters Degree in a mental health-related field such as Occupational Therapy (MOT) from an accredited institution.
- Licensed/registered with their respective licensing/regulatory body.
- Minimum 2 years of recent and pertinent experience in child, adolescent, and family mental health.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the community-based support approach.
- Outstanding clinical aptitude in mental health assessment and treatment of children and their families.
- Comprehensive understanding of provincial mental health community resources and services.
- Insight into cultural and socio-economic factors influencing service provision.
- Proven skill in intake and assessment.
- Proven ability to provide service consultation to diverse referral sources.
- Strong interpersonal and communication aptitudes, with a proven track record of establishing effective collaborations.
- Sound physical and mental well-being.
- Openness to innovative techniques and best practices.
- Familiarity with Manitoba’s health and social welfare system.
- Emphasis on team collaboration.
- Flexibility in working hours to achieve productivity objectives.
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