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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. They 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 the CMHA Kenora Branch including assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Reception duties and response to clients as needed
  • Monitor accounts to ensure that payments are up to date and accurate
  • Manage and record transactions for bank deposits and rent
  • Manage and maintain petty cash, Novartis transactions bank deposits and rent
  • Property Management; arrange for maintenance of equipment or repair when appropriate, liaise with landlord, responsible for Agency key access to office/building
  • Maintain inventory of library and office supplies
  • Preparation for meetings and catering
  • Organize mail and Purolator distribution
  • Review all travel & travel advances for all employees of CMHA Kenora Branch once approved by the Executive Director
  • Arrange for all travel & travel advances for all employees of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Participate in Meetings as directed by the Executive Director and the Finance Manager and minute take for these meetings
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Team Lead and/or Executive Director
  • Participation in ongoing training and education and application of new skills to practice
  • 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 July-30-2021 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.


Full-Time, Residential Support Worker for Safe Bed Program

Summary

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch will be opening a Safe Bed Program within Kenora for individuals with mental health and addiction crisis who are coming from incarceration and the justice system and unnecessary hospitalization by providing them with voluntary community crisis accommodation and support. The service recipients of this program will be unsuitable for hospital admission by medical professionals, and inappropriate for arrest and detention by police, but in need of supportive, short-term mental health residential placement.

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. They 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 July-30-2021 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.


Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse
Full-Time Permanent Position

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

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 July-28-2021 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 July-21-2021 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.

Contact Information

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