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Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing Case Manager
Full Time Permanent Position

Summary:

The Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing Case Manager reports to Housing Coordinator and the Chief Executive Officer and is expected to work as a member of a team and participate in regular peer and team supervision when required. The Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing Case Manager goals are to implement the facilitation of coordination of rent supplement units for those individuals 16 years of age and older with mental health and justice clients who have current involvement with the criminal justice system (e.g., Involved in mental health court, diversion programs, or on release from a provincial correctional facility) within Kenora. The Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing Case Manager will seek housing options for this population and build relationships with landlords and clients.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health and mental health problems/difficulties, concurrent disorders, and dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge of housing resources
  • Applied knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide side-by-side assistance in activities of daily living
  • Assessment, case management, advocacy, supportive counselling, and documentation skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model, Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective
  • Activities of daily living, problem solving skills and ability to teach and model these skills for clients
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Cultural Competence
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Outreach and collaboration to those individuals involved with the criminal justice system through the following programs:
    • Mental health court
    • Court Diversion/Court Support Worker Program at CMHA Kenora Branch
    • Dual Diagnosis Court Diversion/Court Support Worker Program at CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Post Custody Enhancement Program
  • Collaborate and cooperate with housing providers and landlords within the Kenora area
  • Assess eligibility of clients to the housing program
  • Individualized needs assessment developed in consultation with the client
  • Facilitate the process of accessing appropriate housing for eligible candidates
  • Works with the client, case manager, and landlord to develop a personalized service plan
  • Continuous assessment of risk related to the clients housing
  • Individualized planning and strategies to support the achievement of housing goals and objectives
  • Coordinate the use of rent subsidies
  • Advocacy of linking clients with appropriate housing services, supports and resources to meet the goals and objectives of the housing plan
  • Meet with clients regularly to ensure compliance with the plan
  • Provide consultations to landlords, families, significant others, and social service/health care provides around the program
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Active maintenance of connections with clients to provide ongoing support, and assist client in maintaining housing
  • Direct provision of side-by-side support with clients where appropriate
  • Provision of supportive counselling where appropriate
  • Assist clients and provide modeling for problem solving and priority setting
  • Development of recovery plans with a focus on housing maintenance
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Maintenance of client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the Housing Coordinator & Chief Executive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct and indirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Housing Coordinator and/or Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 December-20-2022 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.


Safe Bed Program Registered Nurse / Registered Practical Nurse

Summary:

This member of the Canadian Mental Health Association works alongside a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals in a mental health crisis who are in immediate contact with police but not suitable for incarcerations or admission to the hospital. The team would consist of a multidisciplinary team either within the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch or another community agency. This member is responsible for assessing clients’ physical health needs, making appropriate referrals to community physicians, providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the a practitioner, and providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services both for a variety of programs offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch. The Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse will coordinate shift-management with other registered nurse/registered practical nurses within the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch. This position reports directly to the Safe Bed Program Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer.

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
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations 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:

  • 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 Kenora Branch
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications and registration
  • Participation in ongoing training and education and application of new skills to practice
  • Coordinate shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • On call from Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m-9:00 p.m. and on weekends and statutory holidays. When on vacation coverage, sick etc. coverage is coordinated through internal programs
  • Provide crisis intervention, Advocacy
  • 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 treating practitioner
  • Under the direction of the Safe Bed Program Team Lead & Chief Executive Officer and treating practitioner manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
  • Provide case management for an assigned group of clients and their families
  • Function as a fully integrated member of the team for the client residing within the residences or other identified agency programs
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate recovery plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client recovery plans
  • Participate in staff meetings and recovery plan meetings
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Safe Bed Program Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 December-19-2022 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 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

Duties:

  • 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 Dec-16-2022 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.


Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Service Navigator (lifespan)

Summary:

Reporting to the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Team Lead the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Service Navigator (lifespan) supports those individuals’ requiring information on services and supports through the clinic sites. The Service Navigator will work in collaboration with community partners to respond to client needs to ensure that those individuals inquiring and/or accessing the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic receive the appropriate information on services and supports. The Service Navigator will make appropriate recommendations for access to services that meet the client’s needs as they present and/or inquire about the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic. MMHAC Service Navigator will ensure that the following objectives are achieved through the clinic: improving access to mental health and addiction services for unserved and underserved areas; improving health outcomes by removing barriers to access, including geography, transportation, and stigma; reducing healthcare costs by encouraging and easing intervention early and mitigating the need for higher intensity support later on; and reducing health disparities by ensuring access to services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate and available where and when clients need them. The MMHAC Service Navigator will develop relationships with external providers to implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC. The MMHAC Service Navigator will ensure that high standards of quality client care and professional conduct is maintained, and that services provided are evidence-based, best practice approaches in partnership with traditional approaches as identified by the community and area.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health and mental health problems/difficulties, concurrent disorders, dual diagnosis, and brain injuries
  • Applied knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty and homelessness
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Assessment, case management, advocacy, counselling, and recording skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model, Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective, Harm Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Housing First
  • Activities of daily living, problem solving skills and ability to teach and model these skills for clients
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Computer literacy

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Collaborate and develop formal and informal agreements to establish and maintain clear roles in a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHC
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approaches to ensure that a range of mental health and addiction services is accessible to persons who were previously unserved or underserved
  • Assess individuals housing needs using the VI-SPDAT where appropriate
  • Screening of patrons using the Core OCAN
  • Make appropriate recommendations for supports and services
  • Consult and collaborate with community partners to support recovery planning for clients
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Individualized Recovery Planning and strategies to support the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources in order to meet the goals and objectives of the recovery plan
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Direct provision of side-by-side support with clients where appropriate
  • Provision of supportive counselling where appropriate
  • Assist clients and provide modeling for problem solving and priority setting
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Provide service navigation to clients
  • Involvement is terminated once individual is connected to wrap around services
  • Maintenance of client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct and indirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Actively participate in the development of sustainability of the ongoing Accreditation Standards, Required Organizational Practices and Quality Improvement projects
  • Promote the MMHAC in various public events and by presenting present program information to groups and organizations at community education events
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the MMHAC Team and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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
  • Operate any equipment and work in a way that does not endanger oneself or any other worker
  • Identify and report workplace hazards to the MMHAC Team Lead, Operations Coordinator, Finance Manager and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 Dec-15-2022 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.


Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Mental Health Counsellor (lifespan)

Summary:

Reporting to the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Mental Health Counsellor is responsible for providing evidence based, client centered related approaches to individuals with a variety of mental health issues across the lifespan. The Mental Health Counsellor will possess strong clinical therapy skills and expertise completing comprehensive assessments, developing recovery goals, monitoring progress through measurement-based care, and delivering psychotherapy approaches (e.g., CBT, DBT, RET, Narrative, Trauma). The Mental Health Counsellor is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in clinical supervision with the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead. The MMHC Counsellor will ensure that the following objectives are achieved through the clinic: improving access to mental health and addiction services for unserved and underserved areas; improving health outcomes by removing barriers to access, including geography, transportation, and stigma; reducing healthcare costs by encouraging and easing intervention early and mitigating the need for higher intensity support later on; and reducing health disparities by ensuring access to services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate and available where and when clients need them. The MMHAC Mental Health Counsellor will develop relationships with external providers to implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC. The MMHAC Mental Health Counsellor will ensure that high standards of quality client care and professional conduct is maintained, and that services provided are evidence-based, best practice approaches in partnership with traditional approaches as identified by the community and area.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualification undergraduate degree required (Master’s degree preferred) or may consider an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Registered member in good standing with one of the following five Colleges regulated to perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy in Ontario: The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, The College of Nurses of Ontario, The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, The College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Documented evidence of formal psychotherapy training (e.g. CBT, DBT, RET, Narrative, Trauma) with supervision/clinical consultation is preferred
  • Experience working in a community-based or outpatient mental health setting is preferred
  • 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
  • Case management and advocacy skills
  • Understanding of the Recovery Philosophy
  • Leadership skills
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and recording skills

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • Implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approaches to ensure that a range of mental health and addiction services is accessible to persons who were previously unserved or underserved
  • Ensure completion of clinical screening and assessment tools (OCAN Assessment, Integrated Assessment Record, GAIN-SS, PHQ-9 etc.) within the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic as identified within the funding agreement as well as internally by the organization
  • Refer to internal to multi-disciplinary MMHAC where appropriate and promote interagency collaboration and integration and to external community agencies and services
  • Provision of treatment of clients of the MMHAC by utilizing evidence-based psychotherapy practices(e.g. CBT, DBT, RET, Narrative, Trauma)
  • Engage in education of client, family, and community
  • Development and facilitation of therapy, treatment, skills enhancement, or education groups
  • Ensure compliance with funder’s financial guidelines, targets, and operational mandates
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Actively participate in quality improvement across the organization
  • Actively participate in the development of sustainability of the ongoing Accreditation Standards, Required Organizational Practices and Quality Improvement projects
  • Promote the MMHAC in various public events and by presenting present program information to groups and organizations at community education events
  • Ensure all file management and reporting functions are maintained in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Participates and contributes toward the effective working of the team and overall operation of the agency
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and staff meetings as scheduled by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Assist in program orientation and training of new employees of the MMHAC
  • Provides support and supervision to agency volunteers and students assigned to the program area
  • Maintenance of Maintain client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients as directed by the MMHAC Team Lead
  • Participation Participate in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of MMHAC locations
  • Participation Participate in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Ensure safety and security of all clients of the MMHAC during shift, including interpersonal safety and safety of the MMHAC staff
  • General administration duties
  • Complete regular reviews and audits of program files to ensure compliance with the agencies policies and procedures
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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
  • Operate any equipment and work in a way that does not endanger oneself or any other worker
  • Identify and report workplace hazards to the MMHAC Team Lead, Operations Coordinator, Finance Manager and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 Dec-15-2022 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.


Manager of Finance

Summary:

The Manager of Finance reports to and is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of CMHA Kenora Branch.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Post-secondary education in applied business program preferred
  • Applied knowledge of Ontario Health, MOHLTC, Health Data Branch
  • Applied knowledge of reporting systems, payroll preparation and administration, budget preparation, project management accounting, information technology, insurance and risk management, and overseeing property
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism in performance of duties
  • Member of good standing of Regulated Professional Body
  • Valid Drivers License

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures for Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all personnel, client and organizational records and information
  • Privacy Officer responsibilities under the Protection of Health Information Act and federal privacy legislation
  • Manages the Financial operations of the Agency
  • Develop and coordinate mechanisms that are consistent with best practices in the field by evaluating, monitoring, reporting and participating in projects and reports.
  • Assisting with the preparation of new and existing funding applications.
  • Maintain Agency’s stability and reputation by ensuring high standards of professional conduct and quality of care, adhering to legislative requirements, policies and procedures, funding body criteria, and professional and Branch standards.
  • Supervise of scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage; assigning and monitoring work; gathering resources; implementing productivity standards.
  • Improve the quality of care of individuals served by participating in various internal and external committees, advising and guiding the committee on branch operations, developing and presenting reports, and making recommendations to support committees in their role.
  • Able to work independently and capable of fulfilling duties with minimal supervision
  • Ensures that the Agency’s staffing resources, and employee management practices are aligned with the Agency’s strategic directions, Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Compliance with legislation with respect to financial accountability, responsible for the stewardship of the Branch’s funds and assets, health and safety, and employment standards.
  • Prepare and coordinate activities of auditors
  • Liaison with other agencies and partners regarding financial issues.
  • Collaborates with funding sources, planning bodies, service providers, consumers, and families.
  • Identify and record risks in agencies Risk Management Plan
  • Manage daily office procedures and administration functions
  • Recommend and direct investments for extended health benefits, insurance, and financial operations.
  • Establishing appropriate financial management and forecasting systems, procedures, and key practices to ensure financial management accountability in accordance with standards of accounting for not-for-profits.
  • Prepare Financial/Statistical Reports for Board of Directors, and funding bodies.
  • Attend Board meetings as required, advise and guide the Board on Branch financial operations, to support the Board in its decision making.
  • Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations, establishing annual goals, objectives, and mechanisms for performance management, including performance appraisals, and feedback procedures.
  • Provide supervision to ensure all telephone and computer systems, fixed and mobile, voice mail systems and internet feed is adequate and well maintained.
  • Ensuring that there are adequate processes and systems in place to collect financial, statistical, and clinical data to the extent needed so the branch is able to make well informed decisions and to meet the reporting requirements as required by funders, legislation and to meet professional standards.
  • Collect and Reconcile revenue income for Kenora Supportive Housing Program and Safe Bed Program
  • Supervise the coordination of travel requirements and reconciliation for staff members attending workshop, conferences, training
  • Maintain inventory of capital assets
  • Ensure adequate equipment is on hand to meet the daily operational needs of the facilities, staff, and programs
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems for financial record keeping
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Consulting with Team Leads regarding standard labour practices.
  • 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 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
  • Ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership and best practices, efficiency of HR, IT and Financial functions
  • Commitment to organizations professional development
  • Management of agency budget in coordination with Chief Executive Officer
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other Duties as directed

Entry Level Annual Salary $80,000, with potential for progression to 111,170

Please submit resume by December-6-2022 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.


Kenora Emergency Shelter Peer Support Worker – Evenings (Part-Time) CONTRACT POSITION: 16 MONTHS

Summary

The Peer Support Worker for the Kenora Emergency Shelter is responsible for connecting and engaging people who access the overnight emergency shelter. This position requires a person with a lived experience perspective and awareness of the needs of the patrons of the Kenora Emergency Shelter. The Peer Support Worker provides nonclinical services, information and referral, emotional support, goal setting and attainment, advocacy, role modeling and interpersonal skills with a focus on empowering patrons to make choices related to their life based on self-determination during the intake hours of the Kenora Emergency Shelter from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. The Peer Support Worker will be under the direct supervision of the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch and will assist the Clinical Service Hub in follow-up that is required for patrons such as paperwork, relaying of appointments and notification of what is externally available to patrons for assistance with the ultimate goal of patrons staying at the Kenora Emergency Shelter to be as short as possible and moving people from needing shelter to being permanently housed. The Peer Support Worker will also assist as a liaison for paramedics and other emergency services during their shift to relay clinical information within the Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch’s clinical management system (EMHWare) that would assist with navigating supports for the patrons to divert from the emergency department where appropriate as well as service restrictions to the Kenora Emergency Shelter. The Peer Support Worker is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in regular peer and team supervision when required, by the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian, Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty and homelessness
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk Highly developed communication skills
  • Assessment, case management, advocacy, counselling, and recording skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model, Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective, Harm Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Housing First
  • Activities of daily living, problem solving skills and ability to teach and model these skills for clients
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Cultural Competence
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to articulate and represent the perspective of lived experience and patron rights
  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty and homelessness
  • Applied knowledge of the Recovery Model and Philosophy -
  • Peer support workers are uniquely positioned to support individuals in the process of recovery; supporting wellness and assuming individuals with mental illness have much to offer
  • Training in Peer Support Work (Ex. Core Skills SHH/TEACH, Core Essentials OPDI, training by Centre for Excellence in Peer Support)
  • Effective strategies to deal with stress
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Minimum of 1 year volunteer experience in an official peer support role
  • Ability to work independently and advocate on behalf of patrons
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Ability to work across cultural barriers
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Ability to adequately access public transportation
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Develop professional and supportive relationships with people accessing the overnight Kenora Emergency Shelter
  • Share common experiences with patrons and self-awareness
  • Assist in the development of individualized planning and strategies to support the achievement of housing goals and objectives for patrons as coordinated by the Clinical Service Hub Team
  • Providing on-going case management support to assess progress to ensure recovery plan outcomes are met or changed as needed with the Clinical Service Hub Team
  • Make appropriate recommendations for supports and services of patrons
  • Identify barriers that restrict and develop strategies that facilitate the patron’s ability to meet identified goals
  • Advocating for development of patron initiatives within the community and within the Kenora Emergency Shelter that identifies opportunities for patrons
  • Respond to inquiries and aid first responders and emergency services when presenting at the Kenora Emergency Shelter
  • Work collaboratively with patrons, co-workers, and the community
  • Support patrons to navigate the health and social service systems and connect to appropriate resources in their community to meet their needs
  • Support patrons to address problems/issues and find solutions
  • Support patrons to set their own goals
  • Support patrons to create a life of their choosing
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Alignment with the Core Values of Peer Support
  • Introducing and referring patrons to consumer self-help programs and advocacy organizations that promote recovery
  • Assist in reducing patron isolation and increase client community integration
  • Establish rapport with patrons, build a relationship of trust, respect, genuineness, and empathy while maintaining clear professional boundaries and sharing lived experience
  • Developed decision making skills to take appropriate actions ensuring safety of patrons and those around them
  • Assessment of client need and mental status; assess the level of need and determine appropriate response; including reporting of client disclosure of harm to self or others (implementation of agencies Suicide Strategy)
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Coordination of wrap around services in partnership with the Clinical Service Hub as assessed for client need
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings and committee work as directed by the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead & Chief Executive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct and indirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • 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 and in day-to-day interactions with patrons
  • 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 Dec-13-2022 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 Chief Executive Officer 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

Duties:

  • 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 the Chief Executive Officer
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and SafetyRegulations 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 newstaff members
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents and corrects all activities or actions which mayresult in an adverse outcome in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Dec-13-2022 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.


Assertive Community Treatment Team
Occupational Therapist – Full-Time Position

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:

  • 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
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Dec-13-2022 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.


Psychotherapist – Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Summary:

Reporting to the Counselling & Treatment Team Lead with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Therapist (OSP) will provide evidence based, short term, client centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and related approaches to individuals with mild to moderate mental health issues related to obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, panic, phobias, social anxiety, depression, and trauma. The OSP therapist will possess strong clinical therapy skills and expertise completing comprehensive assessments, developing treatment goals, monitoring progress through measurement-based care, and delivering full courses CBT treatment. The Psychotherapist is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in clinical and peer supervision.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification undergraduate degree required (Master’s degree preferred) or may consider an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Registered member in good standing with one of the following five Colleges regulated to perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy in Ontario: The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, The College of Nurses of Ontario, The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario,
  • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, The College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Documented evidence of formal CBT and CPT training with supervision/clinical consultation is preferred
  • Experience working in a community-based or outpatient mental health setting is preferred
  • 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
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and recording skills

Duties:

  • Provides individual or group protocol-based structured psychotherapy, including CBT and CPT, in adherence with the OSP Clinical Training guidelines.
  • Provides psychotherapy services virtually, in person or over the telephone based on client needs with the ability to transition effectively and efficiently between these various modes of treatment delivery as required.
  • Conducts clinical assessments to identify symptoms, develop treatment goals and to inform individualized treatment plans including discharge planning.
  • Actively participates in safety planning in consultation with the Counselling & Treatment Team Lead when required.
  • Participates in the OSP Clinical Training Program and ongoing professional education when required.
  • Participates in ongoing and regular clinical consultation and related clinical activities in adherence with OSP fidelity monitoring requirements and program guidelines.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation and reports in adherence with Regulatory College and program specific requirements, including collecting relevant data to evaluate client and service outcomes.
  • Identifies when client needs are no longer in scope of the service offered and work within a stepped care model to ensure appropriate services are based on client needs.
  • Works in collaboration with the Counselling & Treatment Team Lead to arrange step up or step-down care.
  • In consultation with the Counselling & Treatment Team Lead, provides service navigation and supports for clients who are stepping out of the OSP program.
  • Contributes to program development, research and educational activities as requested.
  • Participates in clinical OSP Community of Practice meetings as requested. ▪ Models and promotes core ethical practice, upholds organizational values and ensures that behavior is at all times congruent with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph’s Care Group, Mission Statement of the OSP program and the Mission, Vision and Values of the CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Provides feedback, suggestions, and advice regarding clinical program improvements to the OSP team, including the Regional Training Lead as required.
  • Participates in regular clinical consultation meetings to review training goals, application of clinical skills and clinical evaluation with the Counselling & Treatment Team Lead at the frequency outlined in the OSP clinical consultation guide.
  • Maintains an excellent working knowledge of current and best practices for the delivery of CBT treatment protocols and actively participates in the OSP training program.
  • Attends and actively participates in workshops, in-services, and training sessions, and integrates new concepts/knowledge/skills and shares this knowledge with the OSP team.
  • Completes regular self-assessment of work effectiveness, competencies and educational/developmental needs to ensure current and future clinical competency and effectiveness.
  • Accepts responsibility for work-related professional development, and actively seeks out and responds to opportunities for self-development.
  • Supports and contributes to a culture of safety and promotes client safety:
  • Responsible for following organizational policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and informs Team Leads and Chief Executive Officer of client safety problems and concerns, including actual and potential adverse events and incidents.
  • Assesses client safety issues and concerns and actively participates in improvement activities.
  • Utilizes effective and appropriate mechanisms for the transfer of information at interface points.
  • Utilizes verification processes and other checking systems for high-risk care/service activities.
  • Participates as required in training on targeted client safety focus areas.
  • Works collaboratively with therapists (e.g., Psych, SW, OT, RN) Managers, Directors and organizational leaders across the OSP network
  • Maintains collaborative working relationships with all internal and external contacts, ensuring behaviours are at all times congruent with CMHA Kenora Branch polices and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the science and practice of psychotherapy, specifically CBT and CPT\
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills (oral and written) to effectively communicate with clinical coordinators, regional training leaders, partners, program managers, and directors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CBT and its application in depression and anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as well as CPT and its application in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diagnostic categories and criteria as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the etiology and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as OCD and PTSD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practice of structured psychotherapy including a range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques to assess, plan, coordinate and implement specific clinical protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant sections of legislation (e.g., Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act) and professional standards to ensure compliance and consistency in provision of client care
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills to develop and deliver clinically relevant, evidence-based services
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships within an inter-professional team as well as strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills to effectively address multiple tasks/duties and timelines in a fast-paced clinical environment
  • Attention to detail in collecting and reporting measurement-based care data and documenting clinical information into health system databases in a timely and efficient manner and that follows the policies and procedures of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Passionate about contributing to positive social change and commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism
  • Understands the importance of providing evidence-based mental health care and measurement-based care and demonstrates a commitment to participating in ongoing consultation and continuing clinical education
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring adherence and fidelity to OSP treatment models and protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience working with Indigenous people and people of other diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is considered an asset
  • Experience working with 2LGBTQ+ individuals is considered an asset
  • Adherence to all policies of Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • 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
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and Counselling & Treatment Team Lead
  • Engage in quality-assurance activities assigned by the Counselling Treatment Team Lead and/or Chief Executive Officer
  • 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
  • Responsible for self-care including awareness of and addressing the effects of vicarious traumatization
  • Other duties as required

Please submit resume by December-7-2022 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.


Counselling & Treatment Team Leader

Summary:

The Team Leader reports to and is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The Counselling & Treatment Team Leader provides leadership and support for the Counselling & Treatment Team at CMHA Kenora Branch. The Counselling & Treatment Team Leader is expected to work as a member of a team, is expected to participate in regular supervision with the team and with the Chief Executive Officer. All responsibilities and duties re fulfilled in accordance with the vision, mission and strategic directions of the agency.

Qualifications

  • MSW or MA in Counselling Psychology preferred or Masters level training in Occupational Therapy or Nursing or in the process of obtaining identified degree
  • Membership in good standing in a College or Association which governs the health profession
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health and mental illness and treatment options
  • Ability to build community linkages and networks to ensure planning and delivery of individualized treatment plans
  • Applied knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to provide leadership to a group of colleagues
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Time management and priority management skills
  • Highly developed communication skills, ability to encourage and confront
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same
  • Supervisory and program management experience is desirable.

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Provide leadership for the Counselling & Treatment Program
  • Participation in staff recruitment for the Counselling & Treatment Program
  • Ensure completion of Annual Performance Reviews for team members including recovery plans, education and training plans
  • Report performance deficits to the Chief Executive Officer and identify recommendations for action
  • Set agenda for regular team meetings
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Ensure clients of the program are provided with responsive services based upon the Recovery Model
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Direct the day to day clinical operations of the Counselling & Treatment Team
  • Develop and maintain program policies and procedures and revise as necessary
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate treatment plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client treatment plans
  • Responsible for Client Treatment Flow from Initial call to Intake completion and Service Delivery
  • Assist team members by providing debriefing
  • Provide clinical supervision to the Counselling & Treatment Team
  • Develop a program to meet the supervision needs of the Counselling & Treatment Team
  • Conduct individual supervision meetings with each clinician to determine their clinical supervision readiness and needs
  • Work with the Counselling & Treatment Team to collaboratively design, develop and appropriate model of Supervision that reflects the needs of the team, client group, and the agency
  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer to implement a supervision structure and provide updates to the Chief Executive Officer on this structure on a regular basis
  • Provide supervision meeting notes/meeting minutes for team members and the team regularly to the Chief Executive Officer to assist with professional development
  • Meet with Counselling & Treatment Team on an emergency basis for clinical supervision around client safety incidents that require review
  • Prompt team colleagues in Self Care when indicated
  • Manage Vacation Schedules for the team and ensure Workplace coverage
  • Manage Education and Training requests of team colleagues and ensure training relationship to Employee Performance Goals
  • Provide leadership/mentorship to Student interns of the program
  • Report and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer through regular Team Leadership meetings
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications
  • Carry out and document quality-assurance activities and reviews of program services
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Maintain quality-assurance activities by reviewing and evaluating the use of program services; developing and maintain program policies and procedures and revising as necessary
  • 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 required

Please submit resume by December-7-2022 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. The Residential Support Worker will work 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 with serious mental illness who would otherwise experience homelessness or near homelessness. The team will include the resident/client, residential support worker, Case Manager of the Kenora Supportive Housing Program, community case manager or ACT Team and other residential staff members.
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. The Residential Support Worker will work the following shifts: twelve-hour shifts to facilitate 24/7 shift coverage, eight hour shifts in the evening to facilitate overnight shift coverage from 7:00 p.m.- 3:00 a.m. and eight hour shifts on the weekends from 11:00 a.m. - .7:00 p.m. They will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability, and support for individuals in a mental health crisis and in immediate contact with the police. The team will include the resident/client, residential support workers, Team Lead, nursing staff (both internal and external),Counselling & Treatment Team staff, Case Manager for the Safe Bed Program and Addiction Specialist from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch, community services providers and other residential staff members.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in social sciences or human services an asset, High School Graduation Diploma minimum
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health struggles and/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 and develop meaningful activities
  • Ability to carry out and role model activities of daily living l;
  • Case management, advocacy and recording skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice and implementation
  • Good Interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with community agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Cultural competence for diverse populations
  • Good documentation skills an asset
  • Proficient in computer skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of personal space and the ability to role model healthy boundaries
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Duties:

  • 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
  • Outreach and support with clients as directed by the Safe Bed Program Team Lead & Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 a patient safety incident in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by December-07-2022 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 PAID Internship Opportunity
One Year Contract

Awesome IDEAS Intern! PAID POSITION

Calling all University graduates! If you’re looking for a great career starter that allows you to live in Kenora for the next year, this opportunity is perfect for you!

Summary:

CMHA Kenora is looking for an awesome intern to team up with our Fundraising and Prevention Coordinator. Together, your goal will be to strategize and implement fresh campaigns and events, which help support our programs and services. This full time, paid internship through NOHFC is a one-year contract in our Kenora office and requires the successful candidate to live in Northwestern Ontario.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • A completed university degree (in the last 3 years)
  • You have not yet begun your career job
  • Computer literacy skills
  • A positive attitude
  • A collaborative team member
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid, or willingness

WHAT WE WILL GIVE YOU

  • A superb team!
  • A positive work environment
  • One-year contract, with possibility to extend
  • A variety of skills experience to help jump start
    your business career

CONSIDERED AN ASSET

  • Knowledge in mental health or mental illness
  • Understanding of mental health difficulties
  • Ability to work independently
  • Marketing background
  • Creative ideas
  • Positive energy
  • Desire to make a difference in the community

SKILLS YOU MAY DABBLE IN

  • Marketing and promotions
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Donor development
  • Business strategy
  • Graphic design
  • Budgeting
  • Grant writing
  • Networking and community relations
  • Mental Health prevention strategies

Qualifications

  • Recent university graduate (last three years), and the area of concentration or specialization in the degree program is compatible with the requirements of the position for which the intern is being hired
  • Knowledge in mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Cultural Competence
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

WHAT YOU’LL DO

We are in search of someone with fresh ideas who cares about making an impact on mental health! The
position would include a variety of duties from event planning to marketing and content creation. You will
work in partnership with the Fundraising and Prevention Coordinator of CMHA Kenora Branch to:

  • Develop a fundraising and donor relations program for CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Investigate suitable training programs to learn and enhance the skill-set required for fundraising in the
    non-profit sector
  • Investigate fundraising and donor relations programs currently used in the non-profit sector locally,
    provincially, and nationally, and apply best practices to CMHA Kenora.
  • Propose a comprehensive fundraising program which may include events, corporate sponsorships,
    individual donations both one time and ongoing, and an other approaches which seem appropriate

The NOHFC Intern is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of CMHA Kenora Branch. This position
reports directly to the Manager of Finance.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Adhere to all policies of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Ensure confidentiality of all information related to CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Ensure proper documentation as per the policies and procedures of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Participate in ongoing training, education, and application of new skills
  • Participate on specific Committees, tasks, or work groups, as assigned by the Finance Manager an Chief
    Executive Officer
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and
    Policies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHMIS, and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited to
    Fire, Disaster, and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized
  • 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 assigned by the Finance Manager and Chief Executive Office

If you have the skills for this role, and fit the required criteria, we want to hear from you! Please include a cover letter explaining how your university degree would be an assit in this position, along with your resume and three references.

Please submit resume by December-6-2022 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.


Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Case Manager (lifespan)

Summary:

Reporting to the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Team Lead the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Case Manager (lifespan) will provide case management and wrap around services for clients accessing the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic. The Case Manager has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, connect and support services to program clients. The Case Manager will participate and be part of a team approach assisting individuals with developing their own recovery plan and coordinating services that support these goals. The Case Manager will work in collaboration with community partners to respond to client needs to ensure that those individuals inquiring and/or accessing the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic receive the appropriate information on services and supports. The Case Manager will ensure that the following objectives are achieved through the clinic: improving access to mental health and addiction services for unserved and underserved areas; improving health outcomes by removing barriers to access, including geography, transportation, and stigma; reducing healthcare costs by encouraging and easing intervention early and mitigating the need for higher intensity support later on; and reducing health disparities by ensuring access to services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate and available where and when clients need them. The MMHAC Case Manager will develop relationships with external providers to implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC. The MMHAC Case Manager will ensure that high standards of quality client care and professional conduct is maintained, and that services provided are evidence-based, best practice approaches in partnership with traditional approaches as identified by the community and area.

Qualifications:

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment, advocacy, and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, team colleagues, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to participate side by side with individuals to accomplish tasks, develop meaningful activities
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Ability to build community linkages and networks to ensure planning and delivery of individualized services
  • 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 License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model & Strengths Perspective

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Collaborate and develop formal and informal agreements to establish and maintain clear roles in acollaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space locationidentified for the MMHC
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approachesto ensure that a range of mental health and addiction services is accessible to persons who werepreviously unserved or underserved
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources to meet the goals andobjectives of the recovery plan
  • Interface with community services and programs with and on behalf of clients of the MMHAC
  • Assess individuals housing needs using the VI-SPDAT where appropriate
  • Screening of patrons using the OCAN
  • Make appropriate recommendations for supports and services
  • Consult and collaborate with community partners to support recovery planning for clients
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Individualized Recovery Planning and strategies to support the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources in order to meet thegoals and objectives of the recovery plan
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals,reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Direct provision of side-by-side support with clients where appropriate
  • Provision of supportive counselling where appropriate
  • Assist clients and provide modeling for problem solving and priority setting
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Provide case management to clients of the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic
  • Involvement is terminated once client has a primary case manager identified for ongoing follow-up
  • Maintenance of client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental HealthAssociation, Kenora Branch
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the MMHAC Team Lead and ChiefExecutive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct andindirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Actively participate in the development of sustainability of the ongoing Accreditation Standards,Required Organizational Practices and Quality Improvement projects
  • Promote the MMHAC in various public events and by presenting present program information to groupsand organizations at community education events
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the MMHAC Team and ChiefExecutive Officer
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations andPolicies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHIMIS and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited toFire, Disaster and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized throughout orientation of new staffmembers
  • Operate any equipment and work in a way that does not endanger oneself or any other worker
  • Identify and report workplace hazards to the MMHAC Team Lead, Operations Coordinator, FinanceManager and Chief Executive Officer
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents, and corrects all activities or actions which may resultin an adverse outcome in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by December-6-2022 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.


Kenora Emergency Shelter
Kitchen Lead/Cook Full-Time Position

Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Kenora Emergency Shelter Team Lead the Kitchen Lead is responsible for planning and preparing nutritious meals. The Kitchen Lead will work Seven and a half hour 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 a culinary program an 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

Duties:

  • Diploma in a culinary program an 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
  • 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 toFire, 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 December-6-2022 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 Position
Ontario Telemedicine Specialist /Program Administrative Assistant

 Qualifications

  • Registered Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse
  • Trained in or willing to train in NCompass system
  • Familiarity with Ontario Telemedicine Network
  • Familiarity with the Assertive Community Treatment Team model for Ontario
  • Obtaining & Maintaining an OTN certification for providing patient care via telemedicine
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Ability to Assess and evaluate and refer on to appropriate team professionals or OTN specialists
  • 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
  • Able to work flexible hours based upon OTN/ACT Team demands
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check for vulnerable populations
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch including assurance of confidentiality of allclients, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications and registration
  • Responsible for delivery of a specialist role for Ontario Telemedicine Network including coordination ofall specialists, training, and individual events for CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and monitoring all non-clinical operations including managing medical records, operating and coordinating the management information system, triaging calls and coordinating communication between team and clients.
  • Provide receptionist activities
  • Participate in providing medication administration and medical services
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and participate in the development of appropriate treatment plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client treatment plans
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and treatment plan meetings
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Participation in ongoing training and education and application of new skills to practice
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy
  • 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
  • Support regular nurse participation
  • Participate and disseminate OTN training sessions to the entire agency
  • Participate in monthly meetings and in the development and sharing of telemedicine best practices and to support program monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure the appropriate and timely coordination of patient events and patient information
  • Support patients that require telemedicine consultations that are not part of the agency with their events via OTN
  • Work with patients and their virtual multidisciplinary teams to plan and support appropriate follow-up care
  • Maintaining clinical competence in caring for patients across a broad spectrum of care, supporting the ethical delivery of care and ensuring compliance with PHIPA
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by December-6-2022 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.


Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic
Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse (Lifespan)
Psychiatric & Mental Health Specialty

Summary:

Reporting to the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse works within a multidisciplinary team who is responsible for assessing clients’ physical health needs, making appropriate referrals to community physicians, providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the consulting psychiatrist or practitioner, and providing a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services across the lifespan. The MMHAC Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in clinical supervision with the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead. The MMHAC Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse will ensure that the following objectives are achieved through the clinic: improving access to mental health and addiction services for unserved and underserved areas; improving health outcomes by removing barriers to access, including geography, transportation, and stigma; reducing healthcare costs by encouraging and easing intervention early and mitigating the need for higher intensity support later on; and reducing health disparities by ensuring access to services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate and available where and when clients need them. The MMHAC Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse will develop relationships with external providers to implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC. The MMHAC Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse will ensure that high standards of quality client care and professional conduct is maintained, and that services provided are evidence-based, best practice approaches in partnership with traditional approaches as identified by the community and area. The MMHAC Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse will coordinate shift-management with other registered nurse/registered practical nurses within the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch when required by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer.

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
  • Experience working in a community-based or outpatient mental health setting is preferred
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Knowledge of mental health/mental illness, and mental health difficulties
  • Highly developed screening, and assessment skills
  • Case management and advocacy skills
  • Understanding of the Recovery Philosophy
  • Leadership skills
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • Implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approaches to ensure that a range of mental health and addiction services is accessible to persons who were previously unserved or underserved
  • Perform shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Ensure completion of a nursing assessment for those accessing the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic as identified within the funding agreement as well as internally by the organization
  • Engage in providing medication administration where applicable to those accessing the MMHAC and ongoing medical services as needed
  • Develop, revise, and maintain client psychopharmacological and medical treatment including transcribing, administering, evaluating, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the Consulting Psychiatrist or practitioner
  • Under the direction of the MMHAC Team Leader/Psychiatrist manage pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
  • Assessment of client needs and mental status and the development of appropriate recovery plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client recovery plans
  • Refer to internal to multi-disciplinary MMHAC where appropriate and promote interagency collaboration and integration and to external community agencies and services
  • Engage in education of client, family, and community
  • Development and facilitation of treatment, skills enhancement, or education groups
  • Ensure compliance with funder’s financial guidelines, targets, and operational mandates
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Actively participate in quality improvement across the organization
  • Actively participate in the development of sustainability of the ongoing Accreditation Standards, Required Organizational Practices and Quality Improvement projects
  • Promote the MMHAC in various public events and by presenting present program information to groups and organizations at community education events
  • Ensure all file management and reporting functions are maintained in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Participates and contributes toward the effective working of the team and overall operation of the agency
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and staff meetings as scheduled by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Assist in program orientation and training of new employees of the MMHAC
  • Provides support and supervision to agency volunteers and students assigned to the program area
  • Maintain client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients as directed by the MMHAC Team Lead
  • Participate in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of MMHAC locations
  • Participate in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Ensure safety and security of all clients of the MMHAC during shift, including interpersonal safety and safety of the MMHAC staff
  • General administration duties
  • Complete regular reviews and audits of program files to ensure compliance with the agencies policies and procedures

Please submit resume by Dec-05-2022 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 Mental Health Therapist Position can be in person or virtual CONTRACT: 16 MONTHS

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

Duties:

  • 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 December 1st-2022 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.


Forensic Case Manager

Summary

The Forensic Case Manager reports to the Team Leader Court Programs. The Forensic Case Manager is expected to work as a member of a team, is expected to participate in regular peer and team supervision and when required, supervision by the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health and mental health problems/difficulties, concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis
  • Applied knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide side-by-side assistance in activities of daily living
  • Assessment, case management, advocacy, counselling, and recording skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model, Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective
  • Activities of daily living, problem solving skills and ability to teach and model these skills for clients
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Cultural Competence
  • Computer literacy
  • Drivers Licenses

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Outreach to those individuals with mental health/developmental/intellectual challenges/brain injury who have had contact with the law
  • Collaborate and cooperate with the Mental Health Diversion Worker program
  • Individualized needs assessment developed in consultation with the client
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Individualized planning and strategies to support the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources to meet the goals and objectives of the recovery plan
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Active maintenance of connections with clients to provide ongoing support, and assist client in problems of daily living
  • Direct provision of side-by-side support with clients where appropriate
  • Provision of counselling where appropriate
  • Assist clients and provide modeling for problem solving and priority setting
  • Management of medications as indicated by client need
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Maintenance of client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct and indirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • 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 Nov-25-2022 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 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

Duties:

  • 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 November 25th-2022 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 Mental Health Therapist
Position can be in person or virtual
CONTRACT: 17 MONTHS

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 Nov-16-2022 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.


Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic Addiction Specialist (lifespan)

Summary:

Reporting to the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic (MMHAC)Team Lead, the MMHAC Addiction Specialist, has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, connect and support services to program clients across the lifespan. The Addictions Specialist will participate in screening, assessment, and coordination of recovery plans specific to addiction related needs of clients. The MMHAC Addiction Specialist will possess strong clinical skills and expertise in completing comprehensive assessments, developing recovery goals, monitoring progress through measurement-based care, and delivering approaches that support the needs of those requiring the service (e.g., CBT, Motivational Interviewing). The MMHAC Addiction Specialist is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in clinical supervision with the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team Lead. The MMHC Addiction Specialist will ensure that the following objectives are achieved through the clinic: improving access to mental health and addiction services for unserved and underserved areas; improving health outcomes by removing barriers to access, including geography, transportation, and stigma; reducing healthcare costs by encouraging and easing intervention early and mitigating the need for higher intensity support later on; and reducing health disparities by ensuring access to services that are culturally and developmentally appropriate and available where and when clients need them. The MMHAC Addiction Specialist will develop relationships with external providers to implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC. The MMHAC Addiction Specialist will ensure that high standards of quality client care and professional conduct is maintained, and that services provided are evidence-based, best practice approaches in partnership with traditional approaches as identified by the community and area.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Membership in good standing in a College or Association which governs the health profession
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in addiction services with in-depth knowledge of complex clinical issues
  • Demonstrate skills in conducting interview, screening and assessment of needs and mental status
  • Documented evidence of formal training (e.g. CBT, Motivational Interviewing)
  • Experience working in a community-based or outpatient mental health setting is preferred
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment, Treatment and Evaluation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, team colleagues, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to participate side by side with individuals to accomplish tasks, develop meaningful activities
  • Case management and advocacy skills
  • Understanding of the Recovery Philosophy
  • Leadership skills
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • Implement a collaborative service delivery model in multiple sites which will also include a landing space location identified for the MMHAC
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to reduce barriers and develop collaborative approaches to ensure that a range of mental health and addiction services is accessible to persons who were previously unserved or underserved
  • Ensure completion of clinical screening and assessment tools (OCAN Assessment, Integrated Assessment Record, GAIN-SS etc.) within the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic as identified within the funding agreement as well as internally by the organization
  • Provide addiction related support services, crisis support and counselling
  • Thorough screening and assessment of client needs related to substance use and development of appropriate recovery plans (GAIN-Q3 Assessment completion)
  • Psychoeducation regarding substance use and harm reduction
  • Refer to internal to multi-disciplinary MMHAC where appropriate and promote interagency collaboration and integration and to external community agencies and services
  • Provision of treatment of clients of the MMHAC by utilizing evidence-based practices (e.g. CBT, Motivational Interviewing)
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client recovery plans
  • Complete relevant assessment tools around substance use and support clients with information and subsequent referrals to ongoing treatment and rehabilitation specific to substance use
  • Re-assess goals/recovery plans, refine/continue intervention techniques as needed
  • Educate clients to identify early warning signs for substance use disorders and prepare to maintain changes
  • Engage in education of client, family, and community
  • Development and facilitation of therapy, treatment, skills enhancement, or education groups
  • Ensure compliance with funder’s financial guidelines, targets, and operational mandates
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Actively participate in quality improvement across the organization
  • Actively participate in the development of sustainability of the ongoing Accreditation Standards, Required Organizational Practices and Quality Improvement projects
  • Promote the MMHAC in various public events and by presenting present program information to groups and organizations at community education events
  • Ensure all file management and reporting functions are maintained in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Participates and contributes toward the effective working of the team and overall operation of the agency
  • Participate in clinical team meetings and staff meetings as scheduled by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Assist in program orientation and training of new employees of the MMHAC
  • Provides support and supervision to agency volunteers and students assigned to the program area
  • Maintain client files consistent with policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients as directed by the MMHAC Team Lead
  • Participation Participate in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of MMHAC locations
  • Participate in educational and professional development opportunities
  • Ensure safety and security of all clients of the MMHAC during shift, including interpersonal safety and safety of the MMHAC staff
  • General administration duties
  • Complete regular reviews and audits of program files to ensure compliance with the agencies policies and procedures
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by the MMHAC Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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
  • Operate any equipment and work in a way that does not endanger oneself or any other worker
  • Identify and report workplace hazards to the MMHAC Team Lead, Operations Coordinator, Finance Manager and Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 November 7th-2022 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.


Housing Case Manager
Kenora Supportive Housing and Safe Bed Program
Full Time Position

Summary

This member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch works alongside a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals at the Kenora Supportive Housing & Safe Bed Program operated through CMHA Kenora Branch. The Case Manager has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, connect and support services to program clients. The Case Manager will participate and be part of a team approach assisting individuals with developing their own recovery plan and coordinating services that support these goals. The position will be split between both the Kenora Supportive Housing Program and Safe Bed Program (typically working 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday & Thursday at KSH; Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Safe Bed); however, hours and days spent at each program are subject to change. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer & Safe Bed Program Team Lead.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • Assessment, advocacy and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, team colleagues, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to participate side by side with individuals to accomplish tasks, develop meaningful activities
  • Ability to carry out and model activities of daily living
  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model & Strengths Perspective

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, Kenora Branch
  • Participation in training and educational opportunities and application of new skills to practice
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and education as indicated
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the recovery plan with each resident based on their own needs and preferences
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources in order to meet the goals and objectives of the recovery plan
  • Function as a fully integrated member of the team for the client residing within the residence
  • Monitor house rules compliance and report any issues to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Interface with community services and programs with and on behalf of residents
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client programs for the residents, including daily programming and groups
  • Design and facilitate programming to enhance clients life skills (i.e. budgeting, healthy lifestyle, food preparation, household upkeep, personal safety)
  • Organize, facilitate and participate in monthly staff meetings and other treatment plan meetings as deemed appropriate in relation to the residents
  • Organize and facilitate information sharing sessions with clients regarding topics of interest they have identified in their recovery plans
  • Participate on specific Committees, tasks or work groups as directed
  • 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
  • Modify working hours as needed to meet programming needs of the residents
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Nov-1st-2022 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.


Kenora Emergency Shelter
Peer Support Worker – Evenings (Part-Time)
CONTRACT POSITION: 16 MONTHS

Summary

The Peer Support Worker for the Kenora Emergency Shelter is responsible for connecting and engaging people who access the overnight emergency shelter. This position requires a person with a lived experience perspective and awareness of the needs of the patrons of the Kenora Emergency Shelter. The Peer Support Worker provides nonclinical services, information and referral, emotional support, goal setting and attainment, advocacy, role modeling and interpersonal skills with a focus on empowering patrons to make choices related to their life based on self-determination during the intake hours of the Kenora Emergency Shelter from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. The Peer Support Worker will be under the direct supervision of the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch and will assist the Clinical Service Hub in follow-up that is required for patrons such as paperwork, relaying of appointments and notification of what is externally available to patrons for assistance with the ultimate goal of patrons staying at the Kenora Emergency Shelter to be as short as possible and moving people from needing shelter to being permanently housed. The Peer Support Worker will also assist as a liaison for paramedics and other emergency services during their shift to relay clinical information within the Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch’s clinical management system (EMHWare) that would assist with navigating supports for the patrons to divert from the emergency department where appropriate as well as service restrictions to the Kenora Emergency Shelter. The Peer Support Worker is expected to work as a member of a team and is expected to participate in regular peer and team supervision when required, by the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian, Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty and homelessness
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Assessment, case management, advocacy, counselling, and recording skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model, Brief Therapy, Strengths Perspective, Harm Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Housing First
  • Activities of daily living, problem solving skills and ability to teach and model these skills for clients
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Cultural Competence
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to articulate and represent the perspective of lived experience and patron rights
  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty and homelessness
  • Applied knowledge of the Recovery Model and Philosophy - Peer support workers are uniquely positioned to support individuals in the process of recovery; supporting wellness and assuming individuals with mental illness have much to offer
  • Training in Peer Support Work (Ex. Core Skills SHH/TEACH, Core Essentials OPDI, training by Centre for Excellence in Peer Support)
  • Effective strategies to deal with stress
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Minimum of 1 year volunteer experience in an official peer support role
  • Ability to work independently and advocate on behalf of patrons
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Cultural Competence for Diverse populations
  • Professionalism in the performance of duties
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Ability to work across cultural barriers
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Ability to adequately access public transportation
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Develop professional and supportive relationships with people accessing the overnight Kenora Emergency Shelter
  • Share common experiences with patrons and self-awareness
  • Assist in the development of individualized planning and strategies to support the achievement of housing goals and objectives for patrons as coordinated by the Clinical Service Hub Team
  • Providing on-going case management support to assess progress to ensure recovery plan outcomes are met or changed as needed with the Clinical Service Hub Team
  • Make appropriate recommendations for supports and services of patrons
  • Identify barriers that restrict and develop strategies that facilitate the patron’s ability to meet identified goals
  • Advocating for development of patron initiatives within the community and within the Kenora Emergency Shelter that identifies opportunities for patrons
  • Respond to inquiries and aid first responders and emergency services when presenting at the Kenora Emergency Shelter
  • Work collaboratively with patrons, co-workers, and the community
  • Support patrons to navigate the health and social service systems and connect to appropriate resources in their community to meet their needs
  • Support patrons to address problems/issues and find solutions
  • Support patrons to set their own goals
  • Support patrons to create a life of their choosing
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Alignment with the Core Values of Peer Support
  • Introducing and referring patrons to consumer self-help programs and advocacy organizations that promote recovery
  • Assist in reducing patron isolation and increase client community integration
  • Establish rapport with patrons, build a relationship of trust, respect, genuineness, and empathy while maintaining clear professional boundaries and sharing lived experience
  • Developed decision making skills to take appropriate actions ensuring safety of patrons and those around them
  • Assessment of client need and mental status; assess the level of need and determine appropriate response; including reporting of client disclosure of harm to self or others (implementation of agencies Suicide Strategy)
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Coordination of wrap around services in partnership with the Clinical Service Hub as assessed for client need
  • Participation in staff meetings and other meetings and committee work as directed by the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead & Chief Executive Officer
  • Collection and maintenance of statistical information and keeping appropriate records of direct and indirect service
  • Outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionally representing Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of office space
  • Participation in educational and professional development opportunities
  • 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 and in day-to-day interactions with patrons
  • 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 November 1st-2022 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.


Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator Full-Time Position
CONTRACT POSITION: 16 MONTHS

Summary

The Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator provides direct leadership to a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability, and support for individuals at the Kenora Supportive Housing operated through CMHA Kenora Branch. The Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator provides case management and wrap around services for clients residing within the Kenora Supportive Housing Program. This is done through coordination of intakes, ongoing assessment, planning, coordinating, and connecting and supporting clients within the program. The Team Leader supervises and evaluates the Kenora Supportive with appropriate support to ensure excellence in the delivery of respectful, courteous, and professional service. Functioning as a practicing clinician on the team, the Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator must be registered or licensed in one of the regulated health professions. The Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator reports to and is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch. The Kenora Supportive Housing Case Coordinator is expected to work as a member of a team, is expected to participate in regular supervision by the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties and treatment modalities
  • In depth knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Assessment, advocacy, and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, team colleagues, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to participate side by side with individuals to accomplish tasks, develop meaningful activities
  • Ability to carry out and model activities of daily living
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Ability to build community linkages and networks to ensure planning and delivery of individualized services
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Networking skills and outreach skills
  • Ability to assess dynamic risk
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model & Strengths Perspective
  • 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
  • Leadership and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • First aid & CPR/AED, Mental health first aid, and NVCI or willing to obtain

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, 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, Kenora Branch
  • Ensure completion of clinical assessment tools (VI-SPDAT, OCAN Assessment etc.) within the program
  • Ensure completion of Individualized Recovery Planning and strategies to support the achievement of goals and objectives of clients within the Kenora Supportive Housing Program
  • Conducting regular formal or informal evaluation of client satisfaction, achievement of goals, reassessment of service requirements and or needs in consultation with the client
  • Participation in training and educational opportunities and application of new skills to practice
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and education as indicated and ensure clients are connected to appropriate emergency supports
  • Provide case management and wrap around services to clients residing within the program
  • Provide mental health supports as required by the clients and their needs
  • Advocacy or linking of clients with appropriate services, supports and resources to meet the goals and objectives of the recovery plan
  • Liaise with key community stakeholders and partners around transition of residents from the program
  • Function as a fully integrated member of the team for the client residing within the residence
  • Participates and contributes toward the effective working of the team and overall operation of the agency
  • Monitor house rules compliance and report any issues to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Interface with community services and programs with and on behalf of residents
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client programs for the residents, including daily programming and groups
  • Design and facilitate programming to enhance clients’ life skills (i.e., budgeting, healthy lifestyle, food preparation, household upkeep, personal safety)
  • Organize, facilitate, and participate in monthly staff meetings and other treatment plan meetings as deemed appropriate in relation to the residents
  • Organize and facilitate information sharing sessions with clients regarding topics of interest they have identified in their recovery plans
  • Promotes the Kenora Supportive Housing Program in various public events and by presenting program information to groups and organizations at community education events
  • Participates in the evaluation of the program operational goals and make recommendations on changes to current program activities for improved program delivery
  • Ensure all file management and reporting functions are maintained in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Participate on specific Committees, tasks or work groups as directed (e.g., Program Advisory Committee)
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and
  • Develops policies and procedures at the direction of the Chief Executive Officer for the on-going functioning of the program
  • Provides support and supervision to agency volunteers and students assigned to the program area
  • Modify working hours as needed to meet programming needs of the residents
  • Drafting all necessary correspondence and reports regarding clients and Team Lead reports
  • Participation in administrative and office functions, including ongoing maintenance of the Kenora Supportive Housing Program
  • Ensure safety and security of all clients of the Kenora Supportive Housing Program during shift, including interpersonal safety and safety of Kenora Supportive Housing Program staff
  • General administration duties
  • Prepare Kenora Supportive Housing Program schedule and maintain scheduling program (approving time off requests etc.)
  • Communicate changes and new rules/regulations to staff; ensure all operation and program policies and procedures are being followed
  • Coordinate and facilitate orientation of the Kenora Supportive Housing Program staff
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff
  • Conduct staff supervision, performance review and team meetings
  • Attend education/training opportunities as required
  • Continue to build relationships within the District through one-on-on networking, group meetings, and public outreach as directed by Chief Executive Director
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by Chief Executive Officer
  • 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 November 1st-2022 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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