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Bonnie Blakley
by Lincoln Suchit
Published: September 6, 2023 (4 weeks ago)

About CASA

CASA Mental Health is an established non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally-safe wrap-around mental health services to Albertans and their families. CASA provides mental health service to the missing middle – mental health treatment for diagnosed children and youth, in between prevention and promotion in primary and community care, and acute treatment in hospital.

CASA’s team of mental health professionals are trauma experts committed to delivering service in collaboration with community partners. This includes assessment and treatment for up to 4,000 children, youth and their families each year, from community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Clinical Practice is responsible for the advancement of clinical psychology practice and professional practice of other disciplines (nursing, social work, occupational therapy and speech language pathology) to ensure evidence-based programming and effective individualized care of patients and families.

The Director of Clinical Practice will:

  • Lead the design, redesign and review of overarching and individual program clinical frameworks and ensure organization-wide alignment of the same.
  • Lead the assessment and adoption of effective, appropriate and evidence-informed modalities of care relevant to specific program areas and target populations to support a continuum of care across CASA programs and services.
  • Be responsible for the development and maintenance of all clinical practice policies, procedures, practices and guidance documents.
  • Support the Director of Clinical Operations through agenda design and attendance at Strategic Clinical Council and Clinical Operations Committee.
  • Lead the clinical education, clinical development and supervision teams within CASA to ensure development and revision of evidence-based clinical standards, clinical policies/procedures and guidance documents.
  • Act as a resource for the organization through informal and formal conferencing with Clinical Managers, Physicians and staff in determining appropriate strategies to achieve patient-focused outcomes.
  • Act as a role model in the application of standards and philosophy of mental health therapy and the process of therapy in the delivery of patient care.
  • Direct the development of clinical education, professional development, core competency and legislated requirements for all clinical staff, programs and services across the organization.


Job Details

Union: Exempt

FTE: 1.0

Status: Permanent

Location: Edmonton preferred, provincial negotiable/ Hybrid

Multi-site: Yes

Minimum annual salary: $116,000

Maximum annual salary: $174,000

Hours per shift: 7.25

Shifts per week: Five

Days off: Saturday/Sunday


  • Master’s degree in psychology or counselling psychology.
  • Registration with the Alberta College of Psychologists.
  • Minimum of five years of management experience, ideally within a youth mental health and addiction care setting, working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Must maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA) and be physically able to perform all interventions.
  • Knowledge of children’s mental health service delivery and related services such as child intervention services, addictions, family therapy and group therapy would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated change management skills; program development and evaluation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate research and emerging data into clinical practice guidance.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enhanced skills in knowledge translation, education, program design and evaluation are desirable.
  • Ability to identify barriers and facilitate solution development.
  • Ability to work autonomously, independently and to prioritize work activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or unexpected situations; flexibility in approach to interpersonal situations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of interdisciplinary approach to mental illness.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build consensus.
  • Commitment to quality improvement processes.
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions.
  • Ability to monitor clinical practice standards and relevant acts and legislation.

Conditions of Employment

  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check, with Vulnerable Sector and Child Intervention check. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Please quote the following competition number in your application materials: 23-147.

For further information on these opportunities, please contact us at

Why Work With CASA?

Life – Work Balance
CASA’s hours of work allow you to balance your work with the rest of your life. Our Wellness Days can be used how you want, when you want, ensuring everyone is feeling their best. Employees also receive competitive vacation days so that you have the time you need to recharge your passion.

Meaningful Work
Feel good about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families so that they are empowered to thrive!

Employee Benefits
CASA Mental Health offers a competitive benefit and pension package for employees, including a flexible spending account, access to our Employee and Family Assistance Program, and more!