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Mental Health Consultant

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Closing Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2016

The Mental Health Consultant will provide mental health care to individuals, families and groups to assist them to function at an optimal level of psychological wellness; to alleviate suffering and to promote mental health. This position requires a unique blend of knowledge, clinical and psychological skills; the incumbent has the problem solving ability, critical thinking skills and clinical judgment required to provide holistic (biological, psychological, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social and spiritual), client centered process and care to individuals, families and groups.  This position is part of a multi-disciplinary team that integrates services with various community resources.

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

An Eligibility List will be created for this competition

This is a Highly Sensitive Position, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

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