New Job Clinical Therapist 1-2 In Nova Scotia

Clinical Therapist 1-2
Clinical Therapist 1-2

Clinical Therapist 1-2

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,750–$6,501 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Community Services

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/1/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Department of Community Services (DCS), we are a large and diverse department providing a broad portfolio of programs and services including Child Youth and Family Support (CYFS), Employment Support (ESS), Income Assistance (IA), Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Disability Support (DSP).

Through our services, we advocate and help vulnerable Nova Scotians be independent, self-reliant, and secure. We work collaboratively across the province with a strong dedicated network of supports and staff, to achieve desired and shared outcomes for all.

About Our Opportunity

Wood Street Campus is a cornerstone in providing specialized treatment services for children in the care of the Minister of Community Services. We are passionate about supporting our children and enhancing their development into successful young people in the community. The experience of fostering positive outcomes for children is very rewarding and requires a highly motivated and energetic individual! As the Clinical Therapist, you are a critical member of an interdisciplinary team at Wood Street Campus. We all work together to provide diagnostic, assessment and treatment services and programming for children with complex emotional and/or behavioral issues in the care of the Minister of Community Services.

The Clinical Therapist will provide clinical assessment and treatment services and consultation to children with complex trauma and complex emotional/behavioural presentations. The overall goal is to assist children to acquire and/or maintain skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours that will enable them to participate and function as independently as possible in the community. In this role, you are a critical resource in providing support to the Interdisciplinary Team for complex clinical cases and have a direct impact on assisting children to overcome challenging circumstances.

As our children sometimes require flexibility in their care, there may also be flexibility in work options as individual circumstances may allow.

Primary Accountabilities

You will support services delivered through a continuum of care, consisting of clinical interventions, assessments, and provision of individual and family therapy (where appropriate) along with group therapy. You will also:

  • provide consultation on behavioural analysis and behavioural management techniques and strategies;
  • assist with development and revisions of intervention plans;
  • develop and facilitate workshops, and training sessions for youth and family members; and
  • implement, assess, and evaluate individualized treatment and discharge plans in collaboration with youth/family/service.

Qualifications and Experience

You have completed your Masters degree in a clinical discipline such as Counselling Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or related degree which includes a practical element of training experience in delivering mental health treatment and assessments. You must be eligible for registration, or are registered by, the Nova Scotian or Canadian regulatory body or professional association related to the qualifying education.

You must demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as a member of an Interdisciplinary Team. Confidentiality is of utmost importance due to sensitive nature of facility information. You must be able to act decisively and with sound judgement in routine matters or crisis situations. Knowledge of human behaviour and considerable insight into the motivation of youth to implement change in their lives is required.

Experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy would be considered assets. Additional assets include an understanding of long-term treatment programs, experience providing clinical supervision, and experience developing and implementing youth programs.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Wood Street Campus, Secure Treatment operates twenty-four (24) hours of the day, seven (7) days per week with an Interdisciplinary Team who provide stabilization, assessment, and treatment services to children with complex emotional and/or behavioural issues and disorders. These children also demonstrate harmful/aggressive behaviours and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Model (NCI) is utilized to manage these behaviours. You must be physically able to implement NCI techniques.

Hours of work may include evenings in order to deliver programming and provide individual and group counselling and therapy.

You must maintain an elevated sense of awareness/alertness such as listening to residents' conversations and observing interactions.

Additional Information

In accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, full vaccination is a condition of employment for this opportunity.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: PR 12 - PR 15

Salary Range: $2,374.77 - $3,250.64 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].