Crisis Intervention Worker, Hotel Support - #8986712

Canadian Mental Health Association


Date: 2022-11-24
City: Oakville, ON
Contract type: Full time
Canadian Mental Health Association

Job Title: Crisis Intervention Worker – Hotel Support

Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Burlington, ON

Hours: 8am-8pm (rotational shifts, weekdays/weekends)


The Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Region Branch (CMHA-HRB) is seeking a Permanent Full time Crisis Intervention Worker – Hotel Support Program based in Burlington, ON. The position resides within an integrated team of individuals who work closely together to provide meaningful programs to people affected by homelessness, mental illness and addictions and to promote mental health in the community. The hours of work for this position are 8am-8pm scheduled on a continental rotation of seven 12 hour shifts over the course of a two week cycle.


The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Provide intensive short term support to residents including crisis intervention and service coordination to help facilitate stabilization to clients with significant mental health and/ or addiction issues
  • Focus on strategies to integrate clients into the community
  • Make referrals on behalf of clients to a wide variety of community programs and services
  • Commit to supporting health, safety and wellness according to relevant legislation and agency policies and procedures

Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site crisis intervention support
  • Develop strategies to assist clients to prevent further crisis and establish personal goals that move them towards recovery
  • Work with clients to create a holistic service plan, focusing on strengths and capacities, service coordination and the needs of the individual
  • Develop and facilitate group based interventions relevant to the needs of the client population
  • Community outreach and knowledge base of community resources and services
  • Engage clients to participate in their crisis and recovery planning
  • Work with clients to provide monitoring and support as they work through their crisis and recovery plans
  • Provide support to clients families and friends as appropriate
  • Complete all required documentation related to the support of clients
  • Work collaboratively with community partners in a multidisciplinary approach
  • Outreach to homeless populations in the Region of Halton as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or a relevant field. Master’s degree is an asset
  • Regulated Health professional (Registered Social Worker) preferred
  • At least three (3) years’ experience working with individuals with mental health and addictions issues
  • Knowledge of relevant mental health legislation including the Mental Health Act
  • Strong communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with community services and resources
  • Commitment to the Recovery philosophy of service provision
  • Initiative, creativity, flexibility and an openness to change
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation skills
  • First Aid, CPR and ASIST certifications are assets
  • Knowledge of EMHware database an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to speak a second language would be considered an asset
  • The position occasionally entails the transportation of clients. A valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and a vehicle with 2 million dollar insurance coverage is required.


Why work for the CMHA-HRB…

The CMHA-HRB offers a supportive team environment, flexible work environment, training opportunities, tuition assistance program, competitive vacation package and comprehensive benefits/pension package. We have an enthusiastic team who are dedicated to supporting individuals with mental health concerns within a client-focused environment. Individuals seeking new challenges and opportunities for professional growth are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should apply in writing by to:

The CMHA-HRB values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

CMHA-HRB welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request this posting in an alternative format or to request accommodation in the application process, contact us by phone at 905-693-4270 ext. 5392 or by email to [email protected]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CMHA-HRB.

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