Mountainside – Clinician

Submitted on Monday, 07/08/2024 - 5:55 pm

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 8,000 young people and families each year.

For more information about Hull Services, please visit our website: www.hullservices.ca

The Program:

The Mountainside Program is a trauma-informed, relationship-based, Therapeutic Campus-Based Care program serving children and youth. We incorporate the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), an evidence-based practice developed by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., into our therapeutic milieu and treatment plans.

The Position:

We are currently looking for a full-time Clinician. The schedule for this position is generally Monday to Friday and requires availability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the program.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Clinician attends to the welfare, health and treatment of youth assigned to their case load. The Clinician addresses persons served needs from both an individual and a global perspective,  and is responsible for monitoring the clinical aspects of the program and providing clinical services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete appropriate assessments and all professional and clinical documents (e.g., Court Reports and Progress Reports and ICMP’s).
  • Ensure effective communication and follow-through of all treatment directives.
  • Initiate the review, evaluation and updating of treatment plans.
  • Ensure that parents and the Case Worker are kept in touch, informed and appropriately involved.
  • Provide general assessment, treatment, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, case management, education, and appropriate referrals.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate individual treatment plans in collaboration with the Program Director, client, family, and case team.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director and Program Coordinators to continuously implement, monitor, and evaluate evidence-based therapeutic milieu programming, including treatment philosophies, principles, and practices.
  • Attend all significant, clinical decision-making meetings, including psychiatric reviews, court appearances and discharge case team meetings.
  • Arrange for post discharge supports and follow-through as required.
  • Be available (including on call) to serve as a clinical consultant and deal with serious clinical or program matters.
  • Complete training in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics; conduct associated brain-map assessments to inform clinical decision making and monitor progress.
  • Maintain a continuous learning mindset and participate in ongoing professional development activities.
  • Implement psychoeducational groups with the children and youth.
  • In the absence of the Program Director, the Clinician may be delegated those clinical and administrative duties necessary to maintain the integrity and accountability of the treatment program.

 Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree is required or a doctoral degree from a relevant and accredited university program.
  • Registered Clinical Social Worker or Registered Psychologist
    • Registered MSWs who are in the process of, or willing to commit to fulfilling the requirements for a formal Clinical (RCSW) designation may be considered.
    • Registered Provisional Psychologists may be considered.
    • All applicants must be registered and maintain good standing with a regulating body under the Health Professions Act.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience facilitating milieu-based therapy, including principles and practices associated with trauma-informed care, behaviour change, and socioemotional skill development.
  • Foundational knowledge of developmental theories, including attachment theory, family systems theory, learning theories, and the impact of toxic stress on development.
  • Formal training in therapeutic modalities may include but is not limited to CBT/TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Family Therapies (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, etc.), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, ART, etc.
  • Some familiarity with the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA).
  • Experience in a therapeutic campus-based care (TCBC) environment is an asset.
  • High professional and ethical standards, working in accordance with ethical codes adopted by relevant profession and endorsed by the Agency.
  • Case management skills and experience working with multi-system and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Strong clinical assessment and report writing skills; experience completing formal assessments and reports such as psychoeducational, risk, and diagnostic assessments is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal qualities including flexibility, effective communication, positivity, and relationship building skills.
  • A strong work ethic and self-motivated.
  • Discretion, tact and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Cross cultural competence; knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations, goals and activities of the commission.
  • A Police Information Check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment.
  • A Child Intervention Record Check is required upon commencement of employment.
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and ability to drive Agency vehicles is preferred (min. 3 years driving experience with a class 5/GDL class 5 license).

 To Apply:

  • If interested, please direct your email, resume and cover letter to careers@hullservices.ca
  • Please indicate “Your Full Name – Clinician” in the subject line of your email.

The application deadline is Monday July 22, 2024. 

At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.