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Clinician-Cleghorn Program—Early Intervention in Psychosis, Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand & Norfolk

Townsend/Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline October 31, 2011

Employee Group:  ONA
Posting# 04-2011
Posting Period: October 17-31, 2011
Location:  Townsend / Simcoe
Status: Part-time

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence to Mike Bilinsky by 4:30 pm on the last day of the posting.

Reports to: Director of Clinical Serivces
Salary: $29.94-$35.18 hrly

Thank you for your interest in this position.

Position Description and Duties:

  • To provide a variety of services, with a focus on Client and Family Education in the Cleghorn Program-Early Intervention in Psychosis.  To work collaboratively with the members of the multidisciplinary team to provide education, assessment, support and advocacy for the friends and family members of clients.  To engage in therapeutic partnership with clients, their families, and community resources.  Some of the responsibilities include:
  • Conducting and/or actively participating in screened client interviews
  • Attending supervision, team, administrative and relevant system-level meetings
  • Conducting interviews with family members
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating treatment agreements
  • Using recovery and rehabilitation models in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of family centered interventions
  • Espousing and enacting the principles of therapeutic partnership
  • Providing psycho-education to clients, families and community partners
  • Liaising and advocating between the client, family, other members of the treatment team and the larger treatment community
  • Convening and conducting partnership meetings as required
  • Providing crisis intervention and support
  • Providing interventions which reflect the unique needs of young adult clients and their families
  • Reinforcing the strengths and adaptive coping strategies of family and friends
  • Helping facilitate psychometric testing
  • Demonstrating a commitment to professional and team-oriented education
  • Providing education to health sciences students and professionals
  • Offering public/community education
  • Developing and facilitating group programs for clients and families as needed


  • Membership in a Regulated Profession usually consistent with a baccalaureate level of post secondary education
  • Knowledge and experience working in a community setting with persons with psychotic disorders including etiology, prognosis and treatment modalities
  • Knowledge and experience in early intervention in psychosis
  • Ability to assess efficacy and side effects of many different psychiatric mediations:  mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medications, and antidepressants
  • Experience in health teaching strategies for clients, families and community
  • Understanding of and experience in Concurrent Disorders and individuals experiencing psychosis  
  • Minimum of 3 years (preferred) of recent clinical experience providing education, assessment, support and advocacy for the friends and family members of clients
  • Valid Driver’s License/Road-Worthy Vehicle
  • Computer Proficiency

All positions will comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision and Goals, and Objectives of CAMHS.

CAMHS…partnering for Mental Health and Addiction Wellness