IWK Health Centre

Clinical Therapist - Urgent Care Services - Mental Health & Addictions (BB-69035)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


This position is a member of the Crisis/Urgent Care Service, Mental Health and Addictions. Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions, the clinician provides advanced assessment, intervention, brief follow up and care planning for crisis/urgent care clients across the lifespan, with the goal of stabilization and connection to necessary mental and addictions services as required. The majority of consults are from the Emergency Department, but may also come from other services or departments both internal and external to Nova Scotia Health.

This is a re-post, applicants that previously applied to do not need to re-apply.

Successful candidates may be eligible for comprehensive recruitment incentives and Relocation Bonuses.


  • Master’s degree in a clinical health-related discipline i.e. Social Work, Psychology. Consideration may be given to other Masters health-related disciplines, with a clinical undergrad, based on demonstrated equivalencies.
  • Current registration with applicable licensure
  • Two years’ clinical experience specific to Mental Health and Addictions required.
  • Experience in case management of high-risk clients.
  • Experience in conducting crisis response/urgent care risk assessments and consultation services in emergency departments and/or mobile crisis in the community an asset
  • Competence in assessment, intervention (individual, family, and group) and research
  • 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-IV (V)TR
  • Understanding of substance use, abuse and dependency.
  • Knowledge of standards that guide the profession.
  • Knowledge of and ability to link to community resources
  • Development related to Information Systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and accountability
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Non Violence Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • Valid NS Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable sector check) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
  • Hours of Work

    Long Assignment, Full Time (100%); 75 hours bi-weekly
    Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of January 16th 2022
    Dates are subject to change

    Salary Information

    $34.8134 - $45.7653 Hourly

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

    This is a Healthcare [[cusECpersSubArea]] 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 Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

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