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ACT Team Occupational Therapist
13 month Maternity Leave

Summary

This member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) multidisciplinary team has training as a regulated health professional within occupational therapy and is a fully registered member of the regulating college or body of his or her profession. He or she has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses; and may have knowledge or experience in vocational rehabilitation and concurrent disorders treatment. This position reports directly to the ACT Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • Registered or eligible for registration in a regulated health profession
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment, Treatment and Evaluation skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Duties
Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of the CMHA
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications
  • Participation in training and educational opportunities and application of new skills to practice
  • Perform shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Provide case management for an assigned group of clients and their families.
  • Provide assessment of activities of daily living and present assessment findings within the first three months of client admission to the Assertive Community Treatment Team
  • Provide discipline-specific expertise regarding service to clients who are experiencing significant challenges in functioning related to looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (leisure) and being a contributing member of the community (productivity)
  • The Occupational Therapist may function as a fully integrated member of the team performing in a generalist role involved in the assessment and provision of supports
  • Supports the teams’ professional development on issues related to occupational functioning and meaningful activity
  • Provide side by side individual support to assist clients in obtaining the necessities of daily living.
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic interventions as indicated in the treatment plan
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate treatment plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client treatment plans
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and treatment plan meetings
  • Plan, structure and provide group and individual leisure time activities on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • 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
  • Participation in administrative and office functions
  • Responsible for self-care

Please submit resume by August 24th 2020 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.


Mental Health Worker – Bachelor’s Level
12 month contract

Summary

This member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) multidisciplinary team has a bachelor’s level degree other than a regulated health profession. He or she has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses; may have knowledge or experience in vocational rehabilitation and concurrent disorders treatment. This position reports directly to the ACT Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in a behavioural science preferred
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Assessment/ Evaluation skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Duties
Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA – Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of the CMHA
  • Participation in training and educational opportunities
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications; ongoing education and skills development
  • Participation in administrative and office functions
  • Perform shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education as indicated
  • Develop and deliver a Specialist Role such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Skills, or other role as determined by the Team
  • Provide case management for an assigned group of clients and their families. This includes providing side by side individual support to assist clients in obtaining the necessities of daily living.
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate treatment plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client treatment plans
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and treatment plan meetings
  • Plan, structure and provide group and individual leisure time activities on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • 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
  • Responsible for self care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by August 24th 2020 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.


Registered Nurse / Registered Practical Nurse
Full-Time Permanent

Summary

This member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) multidisciplinary team is responsible for participating in the conducting of psychiatric assessments, assessing clients’ physical health needs, making appropriate referrals to community physicians, providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist, and providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. The Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse is also required to share shift-management with other staff. This position reports to the ACT Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • Registration or eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment/ Evaluation skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Duties
Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of the CMHA
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications and registration
  • Participation in ongoing training and education and application of new skills to practice
  • Perform shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Provide crisis intervention, Advocacy
  • Develop and deliver a specialist role in Concurrent disorders, Diabetes Education, Smoking Cessation, Ontario Telemedicine Network, or other specialty as deemed necessary by the Team
  • Take the lead role or participate in providing medication administration and medical services
  • Develop, revise, and maintain client psychopharmacological and medical treatment including transcribing, administering, evaluating and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the Team Psychiatrist
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader/Psychiatrist manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
  • Provide case management for an assigned group of clients and their families. This includes providing side by side individual support to assist clients in obtaining the necessities of daily living.
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate treatment plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client treatment plans
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and treatment plan meetings
  • Plan, structure and provide group and individual leisure time activities on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • 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
  • Participation in administrative and office functions
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by August 21st 2020 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.


Joint Mobile Crisis Worker (Registered Health Care Professional)
Full-Time Position

Summary

This member of the Canadian Mental Health Association works alongside the Ontario Provincial Police to respond to individuals in a mental health crisis. This member is assigned to the Ontario Provincial Police detachment and provides mobile crisis response to individuals of all ages in the Kenora area. The Joint Mobile Crisis Worker completes a comprehensive mental health assessment and links individuals to appropriate mental health services. The Joint Mobile Crisis Worker also provides follow-up to individuals within 24 hours of the initial crisis intervention. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch.

Qualifications:

  • BSW, MSW or registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Registration or eligible for registration with a regulatory College
  • Expertise in mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment/ Evaluation skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Ability to work shift work and be flexible with hours
  • Provide on call support as required
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Please submit resume by August 5th 2020 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.


NOHFC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

CMHAK is hiring an Intern to develop a Fund-raising Program

ONE YEAR, WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSION, TRANSITIONING TO PERMANENT FULL TIME POSITION.

NOHFC INTERNSHIP

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch, is seeking an Intern to develop a comprehensive, long-term, sustainable fundraising program.
  • The intern will study current fund-raising programs within the community and provincially and nationally, to determine best practice for the creation of a successful and sustainable program and will develop, pilot and implement a program.
  • This is initially a one-year position, renewable for a second year. It is our intention that the candidate will develop a fund-raising program that will support a transition to a permanent, full-time position.
  • The successful candidate will be a recent (last three years) university or college graduate with an interest in fund-raising for a non-profit, community-based organization offering services in the mental health and addictions field. (See below for a full description of the services offered by the agency.)
  • This individual may have training and qualifications in a variety of different fields. Excellent ability to communicate orally and in written form, strong personal relations skills, and familiarity with information technologies and social media are essential.  Training and experience in project management and marketing are an asset.
  • Opportunities for additional training in fund-raising will be made available.
  • Starting salary will be approximately $45,000 per year, plus benefits.
  • Kenora, Ontario is a premier tourist destination, located in Northwestern Ontario, 200 km east of Winnipeg, and 500 km west of Thunder Bay. Go to kenora.ca.

Additional Information:

The Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch is a community-based agency providing mental health and addiction services in the City of Kenora and the surrounding District of Kenora.  The agency receives funding of approximately $3.8 million, from the Northern Local Health Integration Network & the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.  CMHAK offers a number of services including the following: An District Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), that helps individuals with serious mental illnesses manage their conditions while continuing to reside in the community, avoiding hospitalization wherever possible; a District supportive housing facility, (Kenora Supportive Housing), providing short to medium term housing to individuals with serious mental illnesses; a counseling service that offers free counseling to individuals dealing with relationship issues, grief, anxiety, depression, etc.; a District Mental Health Court Diversion Program that also specializes in Dual Diagnosis and support to the only Mental Health Court Program in Northwestern Ontario, assisting individuals who have a variety of mental health, addiction, cognitive issues and brain injuries who are dealing with the justice system; a Safe Beds program, providing short term (up to 30 days) support to individuals who are in acute mental health and addiction crisis who are medically stable, and involved with police.  The Branch also provides various educational programs, flagship programs from the Canadian Mental Health Association, in locations such as schools and in the community as requested.

The Kenora Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association wishes to develop a comprehensive, long-term, sustainable fundraising program.  All the agency's current programs are fully funded by the Northern Local Health Integration Network of the MOHLTC.  However, the Board of Directors of CMHAK and the Executive Director and Management Team have identified a number of projects which we believe would greatly enhance the well-being of the residents of the City of Kenora and the District of Kenora served by CMHAK.  We know that everyone in our society is affected by difficulties arising from mental health issues and addictions, both from personal experience and with family and friends.  We feel that there would be a great willingness in the community to donate to the creation of enhanced programming in this area.  We have identified a number of service gaps in the mental health and addictions field - areas in which programming could greatly benefit area residents by improving mental health and reducing addiction.  These include:

  1. A short-term emergency treatment program to address the subset of difficult to serve individuals suffering from methamphetamine addiction.  This group utilizes a very substantial portion of resources from EMR, Police, the Hospital, Mental Health and Addiction agencies, and the Justice System. No program currently exists to cope with the challenges of this crisis. 
  2. Long-term full residential addiction treatment facility.  The Kenora District is in the throes of addiction crises arising from both methamphetamines and opiates.  A close to home treatment facility is urgently needed.  
  3. Second stage supportive housing facilities and sober housing for individuals who are recovering from addiction and wish to reintegrate into the community.  
  4. Enhanced services for adults experiencing mental health difficulties ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship issues, grief, and general life management issues.  
  5.  Enhanced preventative programming in schools, using flagship programs developed by CMHA Canada.  
  6. Embedding CMHA workers and counsellors with police services in responding to domestic and community violence, facilitating transitions into programs like the CMHA-run Safe Beds program, and other mental health and addictions programs either currently in place or planned.
  7. Facilitating dialogue with the Indigenous Community and agencies serving the Indigenous Community, to enhance the ability of CMHAK to serve this community, to enhance our ability to develop culturally appropriate services, and to help the agencies within the community to use best practices.

Please submit resume 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.

Contact Information

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