Psychosocial Rehab Assistant
Calgary - Alberta (AB),
Alberta Health Services
Estimated salary $19.91 an hour
The Psychosocial Rehab Assistant works with a multidisciplinary team assisting with Milieu management and programming within an acute care Mental Health in-patient unit. Under the guidance of Registered Nurses and Family Counselors, the Psychosocial Rehab Assistant also supports the implementation of individual and group program plans for children and adolescents admitted to the mental health care unit. Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development, and milieu needs is essential to optimal patient care.
The Psychosocial Rehab Assistant (PSRA) works with a multidisciplinary team assisting with therapeutic programming within an in-patient or day treatment Mental Health program. Under the guidance of Registered Nurses and Family Counselors, the Psychosocial Rehab Assistant also supports the implementation of individual and group program plans for children and adolescents admitted to the mental health care unit. Knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development, and therapeutic interventions is essential to optimal patient care. This specific PSRA opportunity involves offering therapeutic support to patients who may be holding in Emergency Department or who are placed 'off service' in medical units throughout the hospital.
- Classification: Psychosocial Rehab Assistant
- Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
- Department: (ACH)MH PCU CLINICAL SUPPORT
- Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
- Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Completion of diploma in Social Work or Child and Youth Care or completion of Bachelor's Degree in Psychology .Additional Required Qualifications:
Child & Youth Care Studies or Social Work Diploma with relevant experience considered. Where eligible, current registration with a corresponding professional college and association required. Previous experience in child and adolescent mental health is essential. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required. Demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial and behavioral intervention strategies. Demonstrated knowledge of Family Centered Care and care planning. Focus on positives and strengths in children and adolescents, while promoting self-care management. Excellent communication skills required. Computer skills required.Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, or BA psychology preferred. Experience working on interdisciplinary (or multidisciplinary teams) preferred. Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) certificate preferred. Brain Story Certification. Excellent working knowledge of Attachment Theory, Collaborative Problem Solving and Trauma Informed Care.