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CRISIS RESPONSE WORKER – VARIOUS POSITIONS – FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY FULL-TIME, CASUAL- VARIABLE HOURS

STARTING RATE – $27.25/HOUR

THIS POSITION IS WITHIN OPSEU LOCAL 720 BARGAINING UNIT

START DATE:  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

PART TIME & FULL-TIME POSITIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 25, 2022

Who we are!

Canadian Mental Health Association – Thunder Bay Branch is a nonprofit service provider working to ensure mental health services are available for all.  CMHA Thunder Bay is committed to providing quality services for all of Northwestern Ontario residents where all staff strive to protect and promote mental health for all through healthy lifestyle and exemplary recovery focused approach improving upon each individual’s well-being.

What is the job?

The Crisis Response Worker assists individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to resume community functioning.  Specific responsibilities include information and referral assistance, crisis assessment, interventions and supports, brief crisis counselling and on site crisis intervention, emergency referrals, and follow-ups.  The work of the Crisis Response worker is guided in practice to apply the principles of “Recovery” and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Approach Technology.

What will you do day to day?

  1. Adherence to all policies of Canadian Mental Health Association.
  2. Assisting individuals experiencing mental health crisis to resume community functioning.
  3. Provide telephone crisis assessment, brief telephone counseling, referrals and follow-up for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
  4. Respond and provide on-site crisis assessments, intervention and support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
  5. Coordinate admission to the Crisis Safe Bed and to assist clients in accessing mental health specialists and/or local hospitals, as indicated.
  6. Provide Crisis support and to assist clients enrolled in the Crisis Safe Bed and develop Wellness Plans. Attend community appointments, and community referrals, as required.
  7. Determine the need for on-site crisis supports by the Mobile Response Team.
  8. 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.
  9. Maintain up-to-date client information and records in agency client records systems.
  10. Attend and contribute to Crisis Response Services Team meetings and other client-related meetings as required.
  11. Liaise with families and friends, mental health specialists, police, emergency service personnel, and Schedule 1 facilities to assist individuals requiring acute care admission under the Mental Health Act.
  12. Performs any other tasks related to the position as required.

What do you bring to the job?

What is in it for you?

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume & three workplace supervisory references to: [email protected]

CMHA Thunder Bay is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is fully accessible and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including those with a lived experience, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please make us aware of any known accommodation needs, if necessary.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full Covid-19 Vaccination Verification required subject to any contraindications that are medically supported


Student Placements

We have filled all student summer placements/internships for 2022 but if you are interested in a placement or intern opportunity, interested students must contact: [email protected]

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