Individually designed programs best meet the needs of a person with autism. Those with autism should be learning, living and working in settings where there is ample opportunity to communicate and interact with others who have the skills they lack.

Mental Health Counsellor

Primary responsibility is to provide mental health counselling services to children to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. This position supports people in dealing with complex issues and experiencing significant distress, dysfunction, trauma, cumulative stress and/or problems in daily living related to ASD and mental health matters. Delivery model includes individual (one-on-one) and group support. Must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision and possess a strong desire to work collaboratively with clients, families, and with multidisciplinary team members and stakeholdersboth internal and external. There will be considerable opportunity to provide input into program development, planning, implementation and evaluation. Currently, combination of remote (video conference/telephone) and on-site service delivery is required.

Qualifications:
– Completion of a Masters Degree in Counselling, Psychology, or Social Work;
– A professional license or registration with Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers, Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, or the Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association or registration with a mental health association;
– Post-graduate counselling experience with multiple populations including those on the autism spectrum; and demonstrated knowledge and professional practice skills in frontline services including case management, counselling or clinical services, program management, and/or brief service/crisis intervention. Clinical training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Applied Behaviour Analysis is desirable;
– A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the development, delivery and coordination of ASD-mental health specific treatment program plans for children, youth and adults with ASD.

Details
This is a full-time term position  35 hours/week, until March 31, 2022 (with potential for renewal)

Deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, July 23, 2021.

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