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Clinical Therapist – Mental Health & Addictions (Pooling Posting)

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Strathcona County, AB posted November 28, 2020.

Req ID: 95307 
Location: Various sites and community based locations throughout Nova Scotia Health province
Company: Nova Scotia Health (NSH)
Department: Mental Health and Addictions

Type of Employment: Various assignments and permanent opportunities available
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit – Constituent union representation dependent on location/department of position

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

About Us:

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) 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.


NSH employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place 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 NSH role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today or check out and see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


Our Clinical Therapists provide assessment and planning, treatment and intervention, and crisis management for clients. The Clinical Therapist carries out the general duties of the service team but in addition to those duties, participates in quality initiatives in the program of care, engages in collaborative person-centred care, and utilizes available information technology to support best practice. The Clinical Therapist receives and provides supervision and mentorship as part of a community of practice. It is an expectation that the Clinical Therapist will act in a professional and ethical manner, following all recognized codes of ethics, standards, legislation, and guidelines relevant to clinical practice and profession. They will convey respect and a solid understanding of subtle and complex diversity and inclusion issues as they relate to specific groups.  Our various opportunities include child and youth, adult, community mental health, outreach, intake and other specialties within our Mental Health & Addictions teams.


Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions Program is actively seeking Clinical Therapists to support services in Eastern, Northern and Western zones (click for more information about living and working in a particular zone).


About You:

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

  • Masters degree in a clinical health-related discipline (Masters in Social Work, Psychology (Registered with a Masters or PhD), Masters in Counselling, Masters in Nursing or Masters in Occupational Therapy)
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure with the respective licensing body (Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW); Nova Scotia Board of Examiners (NSBEP); Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT); Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN); or Nova Scotia College of Occupational Therapists (NSCOT))
  • Two (2) years’ clinical experience required
    • If not available, candidates with less experience will be considered on a developmental scale
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please Note: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. During the application process, we will ask you a few questions to determine which of our opportunities might be right for you.  At that time we will pair your application with an existing vacancy and send you a copy of that posting.


Our benefits package includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage, as well as, a defined benefit pension plan.


Successful candidates may be eligible for comprehensive recruitment incentives. This includes signing bonus, relocation assistance, bursaries and scholarships for continuing education and more!


Positions vary from full time, part time and casual assignment.

Salary Information:

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with respective NSH collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment.

Once You’ve Applied:

Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health. A recruiter will reach out to you if your qualifications and skills match an open position.