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Mental Health Therapist - Temporary Part-Time (2019-135)

Choose Collingwood General & Marine Hospital:

Explore a role with Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) and live your ideal lifestyle. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, you have the opportunity to enjoy the 4-season recreational community.

CGMH is a 70-bed facility serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 3.5 million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview and the Blue Mountains. CGMH is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, CGMH provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. There are endless opportunities for families, adventure seekers, boaters, foodies and so much more.

Corporate Culture:

At Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, we are anchored by our vision, mission and values and guided by our strategic directions. If you exhibit the core values of CGMH; Inclusive, Caring, Accountable, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Adaptable, we want you to join us in providing exceptional services to our patient and their families.

The Opportunity:

  • To provide patient focused assessment, intervention, and education to those affected by serious mental illness and or acute instabilityin a population of adolescent, adult and geriatric presentations
  • To provide timely triage, assessmentand case management of treatable illness with a view to short term intervention and use of consultation.
  • The position requires familiarity with fundamental psychiatric presentations, medical co-morbidity and psychotherapy.Qualifications:
  • Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
  • Preferred Masters level of education and registered with one of the following colleges; Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing or a related field and registered as a Psychotherapist.
  • Minimum 4 years clinical experience in a mental health setting, including case management, and/or individual and group counselling.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decision Maker Act
  • Knowledge of the DSM IV
  • Sound assessment skills with regards to physical assessment, mental assessment and risk assessment.
  • Experience in the application of Mental Health Assessment Tools
  • Knowledge in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy considered an asset.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of family Dynamics
  • Knowledge of pharmacology treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • Knowledge of Regional Resources
  • Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers
  • Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language inorder to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must be dedicated to professional growth & development
  • Must be able to perform all bona fide and essential duties of the position, which may include physical demands such as moving/transferring patients, pushing, pulling, bending, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health care team
  • Preferred Masters level of education and registered with one of the following colleges; Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing or a related field and registered as a Psychotherapist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessment based on acceptedcurrent mental healthstandards
  • Initiate appropriate intervention, which may involve short or long term therapy and treatment, case consultation, engagement and production of Shared Care with family medicine, facilitation of psychiatric, addiction or forensic referral and involvement with primary care and social service supports.
  • Work comfortably with pharmacological intervention as warranted.
  • Maintain the clinical record in accordance with clinic policy and regulatory college requirements.
  • Consult with family physicians and circle of care as appropriateregardingpsychiatric care and system coordination
  • Liaise with long term care, retirement homes and hospital, medical and social service agencies.
  • Assume an active role as member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Active participation in training, education and clinical supervision.
  • Participate in quality improvement exercises
  • Perform duties as may be assigned by Leadership.
  • To exhibit the ethics required of members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • To work in a manner consistent with the values of Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

More Information:

Location: Outpatient Mental Health

Employment Type: Temporary, Part-Time

Start Date: In line with next Hospital Orientation

Hours of Work: 7.5 hour days, Weekdays, 4 Days per week
Please be reminded that as a Hospital, in order to provide the necessary patient care, our operationsrun 24/7. Therefore, depending on the program for which you are applying, it may be an expectation that you are available to work week days and weekends, as well as all shifts - days, evenings, and nights.

Wage: $39.04 - $48.02

Benefits: This position also includes 8% vacation pay and 14% pay in lieu of benefits as well as access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program and access to CGMH Perkopolis discounts. CGMH endorses the Health Care Providers Group Insurance Plan which provides Group Benefits for you and your eligible dependents by enrollment only.


If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online before 11:59pm EST on the posting close date by submitting an updated copy of your resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format.

Due to the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised that as part of the mandatory screening process CGMH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We encourage all qualified individuals including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2s+ persons, and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace to apply. If contacted regarding a competition, please advise Human Resources of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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