MENTAL HEALTH WORKER – (HOUSING SUPPORT PROGRAMS)
VARIOUS POSITION (70 HRS BI-WEEKLY, VARIABLE SCHEDULE)
THIS POSITION IS WITHIN OPSEU LOCAL 720 BARGAINING UNIT
START DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 11, 2021
The Mental Health Worker – (Housing Support Programs) will work within a team that serves to provide comprehensive case management services within a recovery and strength based model of care to referred individuals with mental health problems and dual diagnosis, in the City of Thunder Bay, who have come in contact with the law and/or who are experiencing homelessness.
- Ability to conduct a bio-psychosocial intake focussing on strength and recovery for individuals with mental health problems going through the legal process or requiring housing to assist in determining appropriateness.
- Work as member of a team in venues such as case reviews in order to profile presenting issues of referred clients in order to develop strategies for intervention or alternative resources and options.
- Providing mental health supports, liaison services, and educational/consultation to court house personnel, service providers and landlords.
- Developing diversion or housing support plans and liaising with the Crown Attorney, landlords or property managers for approval of diversion or tenancy agreements. Ensuring that closing summaries are submitted to the Crown upon successful completion of diversion.
- Developing service and safety plans with clients, client and systemic advocacy, symptom management capacity building, supportive counselling, family support, and crisis support as well as completing tenancy and landlord agreements.
- Routinely assessing client’s health for potential problems, and developing and implementing a plan with the client to address any health related concerns.
- Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences, (combination of academic, professional and personal experience will be considered)
- Ability to speak French is considered an asset
- Three to five years direct experience working with individuals with lived experience.
- Successful completion of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is required
- Ability to travel and must have use of personal vehicle, valid Driver’s license and $2,000,000.00 liability
- Must be legally eligible to work in Canada
All applicants must be available for variable work hours, which may include evenings and weekends.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume & three workplace supervisory references 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, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.
We thank all candidates for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted
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