Professional Practice Lead

CASA Mental Health

CASA Mental Health is looking for an experienced healthcare professional who is eager to make an impact in their community. Join CASA in shaping a brighter future for children, youth and families by providing them with timely mental health care and empowering them to thrive. ​ Job Details Salary range: $74,000 – $120,000 Shift structure: Monday to Friday, 7.25 hours per day Primary location: Hybrid– Bonnyville Union: Exempt FTE: 0.5 Status: Permanent ​ About the Role CASA Classrooms are CASA’s new model for school-based mental health service. The program addresses the need for services closer to students by bridging a child’s mental health and school needs, through a coordinated approach by a mental health team and a teacher.

CASA Classrooms are delivered in partnership with the Government of Alberta, community partners and school divisions. The Professional Practice Lead, School Based will: Support the delivery of high-quality clinical services by providing competency assessment, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to members of the assigned clinical discipline. Provide professional development training to CASA staff and partner service providers to ensure a holistic and high-quality model of assessment and treatment planning, and provide content expertise in the development of education materials when asked and appropriate.

Act as a resource to team members and external service providers from community partnerships and school divisions on issues related to specific areas of expertise. Support the development of children’s mental health knowledge and skill by observing and coaching individual performance in the delivery of supports and services. Develop a curriculum focused on various knowledge areas essential to providing mental health services to children and adolescents.

In collaboration with supervisees, support the development of supervision plans, oversee the therapists’ development and implementation of mental health assessment and therapeutic treatment plans, and complete the appropriate documentation to support the supervisees’ registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). Ensure a holistic and high-quality model of assessment and treatment planning that is family-centred, trauma-informed and inclusive of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors for patients and their families. Collaborate with internal and external managers or supervisors to educate staff and external service providers about clinical practices.

Participate in program and clinical team meetings. Work in collaboration with diverse psychologists to provide culturally-sensitive and safe training and education. Identify service delivery improvements and suggest enhancements using an evidence-informed practice lens.

Regularly work with CASA’s Clinical Managers to implement any required improvements and new clinical program models. Qualifications Graduate degree in clinical psychology, social work (with psycho-social intervention designation), occupational therapy or nursing. Current registration in good standing with a professional college identified under the Health Professions Act.

A minimum of five years of clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions. Experience in a classrooms-based model is preferred. Conditions of Employment A satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground. Closing Date: Open until filled.

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials: 24-043 PPL

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