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About the role:

Calian Health is seeking Social Workers with interest in providing mental health services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive outpatient clinic located on Canadian Forces Base Halifax.

This role is ideal if you have an interest in treating the military population, operational trauma, and occupational health. This is a rewarding position where you’d make a difference in the lives of the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.

You would benefit from:

  • Gaining expertise on the unique challenges that military members are faced with

  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary health care team provides exceptional care

  • Providing mental health services to motivated, high-functioning patients that present with diverse mental health concerns

  • Utilizing your client-centered approach to assess and treat a variety of mental health concerns

  • Contributing to recovery and helping military members on their path to healing

  • Having ample time for administrative duties and being able to focus on patient care

Your Key Duties:

  • Managing crisis interventions and conducting risk assessments for individuals and families

  • Conducting intakes and completing bio-psychosocial assessments for a wide range of presenting issues such as work-related stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide ideation, relationship struggles, family stress, somatic complaints, personality disorders and PTSD

  • Providing treatment through a variety of approaches including individual therapy, couples therapy, and group treatment therapy followed by evaluation of the treatment and therapeutic outcome

  • Presenting the clients’ care with recommendations to the inter-disciplinary healthcare teams to develop an individualized treatment plan

  • Analyzing the clients’ needs and provide information and advice to them and their families related to access to appropriate services and resources

  • Facilitating educational activities and group interventions such as pre-deployment briefings, psychosocial services overview presentations, and group psycho-education sessions

  • Implementing new interventions or treatment approaches such as telemedicine and virtual reality therapy

  • Distributing local outreach material such as mental health awareness material to bases and units

  • Creating and maintaining confidential client reports on treatment services

The qualifications:

To be eligible for this position you must meet the following three requirements:

  1. Must have a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Work from a recognized university

  2. Must have a minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience with an adult population administering assessments, creating treatment plans, and delivering counselling services for individuals, couples, and groups.

  3. Must hold a current membership certificate with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers

  4. Current certification or willingness to obtain CPR Level C with AED

Type of Assignment:

We're seeking Social Workers available full time, 37.5 hours per week.

The clinic is open from 7:30 am to 4pm. There is no evening or weekend work required.

Who is Calian Health:

Calian Health is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian Health employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

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