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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
CAMHS Addiction and Mental Health Therapist
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Crisis Team
Job Type:
Temporary Part Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
April 3, 2023
Closing Date:
May 31, 2023
$35.42 - $45.13/Hour

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing “Patient Safety” and “Our People” as priorities in creating a culture of safety and a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Emergency preparedness is a critical aspect of CCH operations. It is essential that all staff and physicians receive training and undertand their roles and responsibilities in this field.

Summary of responsibilities

The Addiction and Mental Health Therapist plays a key role in relationship building with Emergency Department staff and is part of the Mental Health Crisis Team as the primary contact for children and youth who present with mental health issues. The Addiction and Mental Health Therapist provides psychosocial/risk assessment and treatment planning for children/youth and their families who are not at imminent risk of self -harm. The Addiction and Mental Health Therapist will provide brief clinical services and follow-up to high risk youth and other populations and triage to appropriate services. The Addiction and Mental Health Therapist will continue to support the implementation of an ED clinical pathway and virtual ED protocol between CCH and CHEO.

Requirements of the job

• Four (4) year university degree in social sciences
• Registered with a relevant Ontario College whose members may practice psychotherapy
• Knowledge of community agencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of Children’s Mental Health/crisis services
• Minimum 3 years working experience delivering a range of psychotherapy or interventions with adults, youth and families experiencing addiction and mental health concerns
• Good computer skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Strong written and communication skills
• Certified in Non Violent Crisis Intervention
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Valid driver’s licence
• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French – and testing completed)

• Experience in a mobile crisis service
• Ability and knowledge on how to use Microsoft Windows, Word, CRMS, email and the internet
• Solid understanding of substance abuse