Clinical Therapist - Adult Outpatient - Mental Health & Addictions

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: New Glasgow, NS, CA, B2H 3S6

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

​Req ID: 125519
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital  
Department: MHA NZ MHOP-Adult Services ARH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 29-Apr-22

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.


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Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Outpatient Services, the Clinical Therapist, Adult Outpatient Services, is primarily responsible for the provision of individual and group therapy services to adult clients (age 19 and over) with mental health and addictions issues within a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Attractive Signing and Relocation incentives available upon eligibility**


  • Master’s Degree in a Mental Health discipline required – Psychology preferred (MS Psych), others considered with specific Mental Health & Addictions experience (MSW, Masters in Occupational Therapy, Clinical Nurse Specialist (MN) or  Masters in Counseling (MCT) registered with NSACT will be considered
  • Registration with the appropriate provincial professional licensing body required
  • Two years’ experience in the provision of individual, family, and group therapy programs to adult clients in an outpatient mental health & addictions setting is preferred
  • Two years of related clinical experience in a health care setting required (New Grads and applicants with less than the two years of clinical experience may be considered for a lower classification)
  • DBT skills and training and any experience working with transgendered individuals considered an asset
  • Experience in the delivery of Brief Solution Focused therapy required
  • Strong clinical skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team required
  • Nonviolent crisis intervention required (or willingness to be trained upon hiring)
  • Experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs is an asset
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure client focused care across services and providers
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Candidates with previous experience in crisis work and/or advanced training in Suicide Risk Assessment will be given preference
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours biweekly


Salary Information

Clinical Therapist:

$36.05 - $47.38 hourly 

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 


​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - CUPE  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 People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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