MENTAL HEALTH WORKER – NEW FOUNDATIONS
1 PART-TIME (35 HRS/BI-WEEKLY)
THIS POSITION IS WITHIN OPSEU LOCAL 720 BARGAINING UNIT
START DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
The Mental Health Worker works directly with assigned members of the New Foundations Program, using psychosocial based recovery tools and led by the member themselves. The Mental Health Worker reports directly to and will be supervised by, the Manager of New Foundations Services. The Mental Health Worker must be available to work in all units of the program, as assigned by the Manager of New Foundations.
The Mental Health Worker – New Foundations shall resume responsibility and be evaluated for:
- Planning of the assigned unit activities.
- Assisting in planning programs and activities that are consistent with individual members.
- Participates in the planning of self-development/training and individual goal setting.
- Ensuring member empowerment and the recovery philosophy.
- Supporting members in our social rehabilitation, employment, and housing programs.
- Work closely with community partners to ensure all areas of recovery are being met.
- Perform outreach with unit members to ensure continual linkage with the program.
- Adhere to and promote CMHA’s Code of Ethics Policy, & comply with CMHA’s Health and Safety Policies.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Manager.
Minimum education and experience includes:
- A Degree or Diploma in the Social Sciences, or a Social Service Program.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience working in the mental health field.
- Strong background working with individuals with mental illness.
- Good knowledge of community health and other health-related social service resources.
- Must possess skills in crisis assessments, and intervention strategies and /or possess ASIST.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Good problem solving, teamwork, and counselling skills
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- The use of a vehicle (valid driver’s license) and 2 million liability is required.
- Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Clearance is required.
All applicants must be available for occasional work on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Interested applicants should submit their resume & cover letter 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.