Casual Mental Health Consultant
casual employment is for local residents only.
As a part of a multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Consultant will seek to empower individuals, families and groups in their pursuit of wellness while promoting mental health awareness in the community. This position requires a unique blend of knowledge and clinical skill along with the ability to creatively utilize community resources to effectively meet the presenting need.
The ideal candidate will have Masters in Social Work. Five (5) years of recent mental health experience in trauma and addiction counselling is essential. Knowledge of: mental health disorders and current treatments; cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing skills; knowledge and ability to conduct mental status assessments. Ability to: formulate, monitor and evaluate care, rehabilitation and crisis stabilization plans; assess situations and diffuse crisis incidents; organize work and prioritize; work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team; problem-solving and critical thinking. Effective verbal, written and communication skills are required. Basic computer skills and basic First Aid/CPR are also essential. Knowledge of Inuit culture or tradition would be an asset. Ability to speak Inuktitut would be an asset. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements may be considered
This is a Highly Sensitive Position, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.