Clinical Therapist Schools Plus - Mental Health & Addictions

​Req ID: 134205
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre  
Department: MHA NZ Schools Plus CRC
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare P
Posting Closing Date: 31-Jan-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Child & Adolescent - Mental Health & Addictions, the clinician provides services directly in the school community environment within the designated SchoolsPlus schools. SchoolsPlus is a collaborative model that is comprehensive and student focused. Partners work together to educate and provide service to the child and their family, with the school as the center of the service. The clinician is a member of a school-based multidisciplinary team and participates in the planning, development, provision and evaluation of mental health services for the assigned population in designated school settings. The service will focus on early identification and intervention of mental health disorders for children and adolescent within the school population. The clinician will act as a liaison between the client, school, and mental health services.

Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidate based on qualifying criteria.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

• Master’s degree in a clinical health-related discipline (Masters in Social Work, Psychology (Registered, Masters), Masters in Counseling, Masters in Nursing, Masters in Occupational Therapy)
• Current registration with relevant provincial regulatory body
• Two years’ related clinical experience required (including assessment and planning, treatment and intervention and discharge planning)
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of standard criteria used (DSM V) for the classification and diagnosis of mental health disorders.
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in providing individual and group evidence informed therapies based on care plan to clients with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or concurrent disorders
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in collaborating with families in relation to sharing information, and implementing family-sensitive services that involve families in the care and recovery of people living mental illness and addiction.
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in crisis intervention, suicide and violence risk assessment/ intervention
• Non-violent crisis intervention and Suicide Risk Assessment preferred
• Demonstrated awareness of community resources and programs.
• Excellent problem-solving, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
• High level of written/ oral/ interpersonal communication skills; experience with conflict resolution
• Ability to work effectively in multiple software applications required
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently with limited supervision and participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
• Excellent work record and attendance, and physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred



Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full Time position; 75 hours bi weekly 

Compensation and Incentives

$36.59 - $48.10 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. 

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare 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.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.


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