Team Lead(Masters) - Adult Outpatient - Mental Health & Addictions

Req ID: 163016
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern
Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital  
Department: MHA EZ Outpatient Mental Health

Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 17-Jul-24

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 a 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, the Team Leader coordinates and supervises the operation of  community-based mental & addiction services programs that delivers mental health & addiction assessment, treatment, and disposition planning to clients and their families with mental health disorders across the lifespan. Ensures and oversees provision of comprehensive services to this target population. Liaison with local inpatient, outpatient and community-based services and agencies as well as with inpatient mental health units is encouraged to promote consistency and continuity of patient care. 


The Team Leader provides clinical supervision/support to multi-disciplinary team and ongoing and extensive clinical supervision to new clinicians and clinicians with little experience within this specialty as part of recruitment and retention strategies.         

About You

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


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy or Clinical Therapists from an acceptable educational institution 
  • Licensed with applicable body 
  • Three (3) years' experience with Mental Health & Addictions intervention
  • Provides evidence-based therapeutic intervention to Mental Health & Addictions clients
  • Ensures all clinical staff provide effective and evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Identifies areas for service improvement and facilitates and evaluates quality initiatives
  • Drafts Standard Operating Procedures, orientation materials and others guidelines for care
  • Provides clinical leadership and supervision to the multi-disciplinary team and ongoing and extensive clinical oversight to new clinicians and clinicians with little experience within this specialty
  • Facilitates internal referrals
  • Nonviolent crisis intervention
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager
  • 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


  • Long assignment full-time position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Approximately 12 months, dates are approximate and subject to change
  • Travel to various sites may be required

Compensation and Incentives

$44.36 - $51.72 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.


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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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