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Job title: Health Care Social Worker (Masters)-Child and Adolescents- Mental Health and Addictions

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: Req ID: 176986
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Department: MHA EZ Child & Adolescent Services
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 2-Apr-24Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.About the OpportunityReporting to the Manager of Child and Adolescent Services, Mental Health and Addictions, the Social Worker works with children and adolescents up to the 19th birthday providing assessment and treatment for children and adolescents who have mental health or concurrent disorders. Child and Adolescent Services is a multi-discipline service (which includes psychology, social work, psychiatry, addiction clinical therapists and, behavioral interventionists) that provides service in the main outpatient clinic, schools, and satellite clinics. Services can include individual, family based, or group therapy. The social worker’s responsibilities may also include supervising case managers and behavioral interventionists. The successful candidate is a team player who works flexibly to best meet the needs of the clients and the service. The social worker is able to create and provide evidence-based educational presentations to clients, families, other agencies, and fellow staff members on topics relating to mental health and concurrent disorders. Grand rounds presentations are required as part of this job. Evening and daytime hours and travel is requiredAbout YouWe would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Masters of Social Work with a specialization in a clinical or mental health stream (if not available, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an acceptable educational institution that can demonstrate a significant portion of coursework focused on mental health disorders and treatment)
  • Registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Work
  • Two years’ of clinical experience in an inpatient/outpatient mental health setting, providing independent assessment and treatment of adult mental health disorders
  • Competence in assessment, intervention (individual, family, and group) and research
  • Specialized knowledge of acute and persistent mental illness and concurrent disorders
  • Knowledge and competence in evidenced based interventions such as CBT, and risk assessment
  • Evidence of knowledge and ability to complete mental health assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment using the DSM-5
  • Working knowledge of psychotropic pharmacology
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.Hours

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  • Full-Time Long Assignment (100%); 75 hours biweekly
  • 12 month assignment, starting ASAP
  • Dates approximate and subject to change

Compensation and Incentives$37.31- $49.05 HourlySuccessful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.Once You’ve AppliedThank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.​Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.Follow Us!

Location: Sydney, NS

Job date: Sat, 23 Mar 2024 23:05:54 GMT