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Brief Treatment Counselor - Repost

Requisition ID: 318807 

Position Number: 20044520

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Downtown Comm Health & SS

Department / Unit: Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: SHMGEUCommunity

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - 07/08/2023

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.70 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25

Annual Base Hours: 1885

Salary: $32.489, $33.597, $34.843, $36.099, $37.433, $38.814, $40.320, $41.904, $43.521, $44.812


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The Shared Health Mental Health and Addictions program provides a range of mental health and addiction services across the healthcare continuum that support and promote recovery. Through collaboration and partnership across various health, social service and community sectors the program strives to promote mental health and well-being for all, to reduce inequities and the impact of mental health and addiction problems and to work towards sustainability of mentally healthy individuals and communities.


The Brief Treatment Counselor will provide brief solution-focused therapy and short term support to individuals accessing the Crisis Response System. Working within an integrated team approach, the Brief Treatment Counselor will contribute to the overall improved health status of clients accessing the service through the provision of expert mental health clinical counseling interventions. Services are provided within a framework of advanced clinical practice, including consultation, assessment and brief solution-focused therapeutic interventions. The counselor will work collaboratively and interactively with all Crisis Response Centre Services and all other components of the Integrated Crisis Response System, functioning as clinician, and liaising with other sectors within the health care system as required. The counselor will be required to function as an autonomous mental health expert.


  • Minimum 5 years mental health clinical experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and advanced level experience in clinical assessment and treatment modalities, including individual, couple, family and group therapy assessments and interventions.
  • Crisis intervention experience.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Bachelor degree in a clinical designation. Clinical Masters degree preferred.


  • Current licensure or registration in designated field

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to use problem resolution skills to handle sensitive and complex issues.
  • Ability to work in a community care setting as a member of a multidisciplinary team serving diverse populations and presenting issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to function creatively and independently.
  • Ability to be flexible in work hours in terms of balancing group versus individual work; balancing the ability to consult with other professionals and service providers as required.
  • Knowledge and experience in solution-focused therapy and CBT interventions.

Physical Requirements

  • Not Applicable

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


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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