Crisis Response Workers
Full-Time – 12 Month Contract, Variable Hours
Casual – Variable Hours
This position is within OPSEA local 720 Bargaining Unit
Start Date: As soon as possible
The Crisis Response Worker will assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to resume community functioning. Specific responsibilities include information and referral assistance, crisis assessment, interventions and supports, brief crisis counseling and on-site crisis intervention. In addition, you will be 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.
- 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 setting
- 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: December 21, 2018 4:30 p.m.
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.
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