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Crisis Stabilization Unit Practitioner / Praticien.ienne - Unité d'intervention d'urgence

Requisition ID: 345328   

Competition #: AH-23-124

Position Control #: 480-715701592C565-10

Posting End Date: October 2, 2023

City: Steinbach  

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud  

Work Location: Crisis Stabilization Unit - Steinbach  

Department / Unit: Mental Health & Addictions   

Job Stream: Clinical Support   

Union: MGEU Prof Tech  

Anticipated Start Date: To be determined   

FTE: 0.40   

Anticipated Shift: ​​​​​​​Evenings/Weekends   

Daily Hours Worked: ​​​​​​​7.5 hour shifts  

Wage Rate: As Per MGEU Prof Tech Collective Agreement


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Regional Manager – Crisis Services, the Crisis Stabilization Unit Practitioner is responsible for admissions, assessments, and development of treatment plans for individuals admitted to the Crisis Stabilization Unit in psychosocial or mental health crisis. The incumbent is responsible for crisis intervention, resolution of crisis, including formulation of discharge planning and documentation.

The incumbent works directly with clients, their families and caregivers and provides psychological education, acts as a role model and clinical resource and aids clients with their mental health recovery goals. The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.



  • Proficiency of both official languages is essential (English/French) 
  • Graduate of an accredited post-secondary education in Health-Related Social Sciences (e.g. BSW, BScMH, BScPN, BN, RPN) with a minimum of two (2) years supervised counseling experience 
  • Active license and registration to practice as required by professional association and provincial legislation 
  • Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 
  • Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) 
  • Food Handler Certificate 
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the mental health system including acute inpatient, psychosocial rehabilitation and community mental health 
  • Knowledge of mental health self-help organizations: co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders; and consumer and family engagement principles 
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Vulnerable Person’s Act, Child and Family Services Act, Protection of Person’s in Care Act, Personal Health Information Act 
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based therapeutic counseling models and approaches 
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, including signs and symptoms of mental illness 
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity and practices of the population to be served 
  • Knowledge of available resources for treatment and follow up for mental health crisis situations 
  • Knowledge of commonly used psychotropic medications 
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of programs 
  • Experience working in the addictions, crisis and/or community mental health field 
  • Experience and ability to complete mental health assessments including suicidality and crisis intervention 
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated self-awareness as a Clinician and the impact of self within the therapeutic relationship 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job 
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums 
  • Good work and attendance record


Conditions of Employment: 

  • Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate. 
  • All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern HealthSanté Sud policy. 
  • Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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