Crisis Response Workers
- 1 Full-time (9 month Contract-80hours/Two Weeks)
- 2 Part-time Positions (Permanent, Variable Hours)
- Casual Positions (Permanent, Variable Hours)
Positions are within OPSEU Local 720 Bargaining Unit
Start Dates: As Soon As Possible
An opportunity for new graduates from both of Confederation College’s Social Service Worker & Child and Youth Care Programs, as well as Lakehead University’s Social Work Program to work in an exciting and rewarding position supporting individuals in the community experiencing a mental health crisis.
- assisting individuals experiencing mental health crisis to resume community functioning
- information and referral assistance
- crisis assessment
- crisis interventions and supports
- brief telephone crisis counseling and on-site crisis intervention provided in a person’s home or other community settings
- Intervention and stabilization support in a residential setting using a recovery-focused approach
- being part of a team assisting individuals to access mental health specialists and/or hospitals and to coordinate referrals, linkages, and follow-up to appropriate community support services
Qualifications should include: a post-secondary degree or diploma in the health or human services field. Applicants should demonstrate a willingness to learn and actively participate in an extensive training program provided in the Crisis Response program. Applicants should also possess thorough knowledge of community mental health, addictions and other social service resources. The incumbent shall also have excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills. Applicants must have extensive availability. Applicants must be available for shift work on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and on short notice. Ability to speak French is considered an asset. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle insurance liability and use of a reliable vehicle. Police Clearance Certificate is required.
Closing Date: July 11, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Applications, including cover letter and 3 work related references can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CMHA Thunder Bay is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including those with a lived experience, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.