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Other Opportunities: Mental Health Therapist (Job Share)

Reference #00485
PostedWednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 12:00am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionMH Therapist (Part Time; Job Share)
Payas per the OPSEU Collective Agreement



At Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), our core values of Integrity, Quality, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork are at the centre of who we are and what we do. We remain committed to sustaining an experienced workforce that reflects Northumberland Hills Hospital’s dedication to recognising everyone’s contributions and respecting everyone’s dignity, unique experience, and potential.


Northumberland Hills Hospital remains respectful of all protected rights, in line with the grounds laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and interests from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, NHH is a vibrant community hospital delivering a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Directly serving a growing population of more than 60,000 residents spread across a mix of urban and rural settings, NHH directly employs approximately 750 people and relies on the additional support provided by a highly engaged and supportive network of physicians, midwives and volunteers


Reporting to the Director, Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health; the Mental Health Therapist is responsible for the provision of primarily therapy based mental health services to individuals and groups with a serious mental illness. Tasks such as service navigation, case management and community engagement will also be required, as well as the below.
  • Provide individual and group counselling using comprehensive evidence-based mental health assessments, therapies, and interventions
  • Assess changes in the client's behavior, psychiatric condition, or response to treatment and make recommendations based on observations made.
  • Assist clients in increasing awareness, and in making use of community resources to ensure; food, shelter, leisure, health care and transportation needs are met
  • Advocate and liaise with appropriate community providers, i.e., initiating client case reviews, collaborative engagement, and clinical case management
  • Represent the mental health program during organizational and/or community committees.


  • Master’s degree or above in Human Service Discipline with focus on counseling/ therapy/ psychotherapy
  • Current registration AND status of good standing within associated professional college
  • Recent related clinical experience working with individuals with serious mental illness preferably in a community setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with individuals with Concurrent Disorders
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principals
  • Demonstrate high level of skills and ability to negotiate and communicate with clients, their families, informal supports, service providers and members of the community
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Reform, Mental Health Act, all applicable privacy legislation, Ontario Hospital’s Act, Regulated Health Professionals act, in particular the regulated act of Psychotherapy
  • Evidence of continuing education courses in mental health or related disciplines
  • Knowledge of community resources and/or demonstrated experience engaging successfully with community partners to provide fulsome care
  • Successful completion of a criminal reference check
  • Evidence of excellent communication, interpersonal and psychotherapeutic skills
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required


Successful applicants are required provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal reference check, that was complete less than one year from the date of hire. This requirement must be met within the first sixty (60) days of employment.

Additionally, to the above, successful applicants are also required to complete the Health Care Worker Health review process which includes providing an up-to-date immunization record to ensure compliance with the Ontario Hospital Association Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Northumberland Hills Hospital operates a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northumberland Hills Hospital may choose to conduct parts/all the hiring process virtually. The successful incumbent should expect the role to be in person however a hybrid working arrangement may also be considered subject to operational needs. Furthermore, we are a scent-free environment.  When attending the hospital kindly refrain from wearing strongly scented fragrances.

While we thank all those that express interest in this exciting position; kindly note that due to high volumes of interests, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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