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Mental Health Therapist

Summary

The Mental Therapist reports to the Team Leader, Counselling and Treatment Program. The Mental Health Therapist is expected to work as a member of a team, and is expected to participate in clinical and peer supervision.

Qualifications

  • BSW, MSW or MA in Counselling Psychology preferred or Masters level training in Occupational Therapy or Nursing.
  • Membership in good standing in a College or Association which governs the health profession
  • Knowledge of mental health/mental illness, and mental health difficulties
  • Highly developed screening, and assessment skills
  • Understanding of the Recovery Philosophy
  • Leadership skills
  • Training and applied abilities in a variety of treatment modalities; CBT, RET, Narrative, Trauma, EMDR
  • Therapy, recording, and evaluation skills
  • Case management and advocacy skills
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Ability to build community linkages and networks to ensure planning and delivery of individualized treatment plans
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and self motivated
  • Computer literacy and recording skills

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • Thorough screening and assessment of client problems in living, mental health difficulties, etc
  • In consultation with the client(s), the development and implementation of a treatment plan and evaluation of treatment goals
  • Maintenance of client files, data files, and updating of client information consistent with regulating college and Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch policies and procedures.
  • Intake functions including administration and scoring of screening tools, and where indicated referral to other community agencies and services
  • Case Management functions including linkages and information sharing with referral agents and sources, liaison with “circle of care” (PHIPA) and other community providers
  • Knowledge of screening and assessment tools and their applications
  • Provision of treatment utilizing evidence based best and promising practices
  • Advocacy
  • Education of client, family and community
  • Development and facilitation of therapy, treatment, skills enhancement or education groups
  • Participate and promote interagency collaboration and integration
  • Clinical supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Collection and data entry of all MHOLTC required client centered data
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and staff meetings as scheduled
  • Monitor program policies and procedures to assure their applicability to evidence based best practice and CMHA philosophy
  • Draft all necessary correspondence/service plans/reports
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and Policies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHIMIS and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited to Fire, Disaster and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized throughout orientation of new staff members
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents and corrects all activities or actions which may result in an adverse outcome in the delivery of mental health services
  • Participate in administrative and office functions as needed
  • Participate in training and educational opportunities
  • Responsible for self-care including awareness of and addressing the effects of vicarious traumatization
  • Other duties as required

Please submit resume by Aug-16-2021 attention to:

Hiring Committee: Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch 227 Second Street South, 2nd Floor Kenora, Ontario P9N 1G1 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Casual Emergency Shelter Workers
Kenora Emergency Shelter

Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Kenora Emergency Shelter Operations Team Lead the Shelter Worker is responsible for facilitating an atmosphere of safety and positive reinforcement.
The Shelter worker will work twelve-hour night shifts. They will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals in a housing crisis.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in social sciences or human services as asset, High school graduation diploma or GED minimum
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health struggles and addictions and/or demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable populations
  • Personal qualities of empathy, understanding, and patience
  • Good interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with community agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Cultural competence for diverse populations
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice and implementation
  • Good documentation skills
  • Ability to learn and understand online scheduling
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of personal space and ability to role model healthy boundaries
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Creative problem solving
  • First aid & CPR/AED, Mental health first aid, and NVCI or willing to obtain

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assertive engagement with clients of the Kenora Emergency Shelter to connect them to services
  • Ensure safety and security of all patrons during shift, including interpersonal safety and security of the shelter
  • Logging patron contact throughout shift
  • Assess and assist patrons with personal needs (e.g. personal hygiene, nutrition, medical or emotional)
  • Monitor and supervise the shelter and patrons, assist patrons of the shelter with needs, questions and maintain shelter order in accordance with CMHA Kenora Branch policies
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Ensure completion of shift responsibilities and routines
  • Perform administrative functions as directed
  • Communicate with shelter Team Lead of any building maintenance issues to be addressed
  • Preform general housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping and mopping of floors, emptying garbage cans, clean and sanitize intake area, washrooms, sleeping area and common areas
  • Assist with meal preparations, serving and clean up when required
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and education/training opportunities as required
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by Executive director
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and Policies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHIMIS and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited to Fire, Disaster and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized throughout orientation of new staff members
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents and corrects all activities or actions which may result in an adverse outcome in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Aug-10-2021 attention to:

Hiring Committee: Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch 227 Second Street South, 2nd Floor Kenora, Ontario P9N 1G1 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Casual Residential Support Workers for two housing programs operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch:
Kenora Supportive Housing Program
Safe Bed Program

Summary

The Residential Support Worker is responsible for supporting individuals while facilitating an atmosphere of safety, independence, social interaction and community involvement. The Residential Support Worker will work alone for twelve-hour shifts to facilitate 24/7 shift coverage. For the Kenora Supportive Housing Program this includes participating as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals with serious mental illness who would otherwise experience homelessness or near homelessness. For the Safe Bed Program the individual will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals who are medically stable, not a safety risk to themselves or others, and are therefore, not suitable for hospital admission or criminal detention.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in social sciences or human services an asset, High School Graduation Diploma minimum
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health and addiction limitations or demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable populations
  • Personal qualities of empathy, understanding, patience
  • Ability to participate side by side with individuals to accomplish tasks, develop meaningful activities
  • Ability to carry out and model activities of daily living
  • Interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with community agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Recording skills
  • Computer skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of personal space and ‘boundaries’ and the ability to role model same
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Side by side support/teaching in activities and skills of daily living
  • Ensure medications are appropriately stored and delivered to clients at the appropriate times and dosages, and documented
  • Supporting clients with developing, participating and following through with recovery plans/coordinated care plans
  • Ensure the safety and security of all residents during shift, including interpersonal safety and security of the residence
  • Monitor individual recovery plan/coordinated care plan compliance and changes in mental health symptoms
  • Interface with community services and programs with and on behalf of residents
  • Plan for groceries, meals, household maintenance and supplies in conjunction with other residential support staff
  • Ensure the completion of shift responsibilities and routines as identified in agency policy and procedures
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with agency policies and procedures
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and educational/training opportunities as required
  • Documentation of all shift changes using the electronic scheduling software and follow agency policies and procedures
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and Policies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHIMIS and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited to Fire, Disaster and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized throughout orientation of new staff members
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents and corrects all activities or actions which may result in an patient safety incident in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Aug-18-2021 attention to:

Hiring Committee: Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch 227 Second Street South, 2nd Floor Kenora, Ontario P9N 1G1 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
P9N-1G1
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