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Full-Time Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse
Safe Bed Program
19 Month Contract (Maternity Leave)

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 Executive Director.

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

Please submit resume by July 17th 2020 attention to:

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

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


NOHFC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 

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

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

NOHFC INTERNSHIP

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

Please submit resume attention to:

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

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


Operations Coordinator

 

Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Manager of Finance the Operations Coordinator provides standard and advanced administrative support of a confidential nature in order to ensure effective and efficient operation of the agency. The Operations Coordinator requires knowledge of organizational procedures; provides support to program team leads and staff; handles confidential information.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in applied business program preferred
  • Professionalism in performance of duties
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work independently and capable of fulfilling duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact with people involved at all levels of the mental health system in a professional manner
  • Applied knowledge of MOHLTC; Health Data Branch
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Proficiency in Sage Accounting program
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check for vulnerable populations
  • Cultural competence for vulnerable populations
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain

Please submit resume by July 10th , 2020 attention to:

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

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


Summer Student Employment  - Administrative Assistant
8 Week Contract

Prerequisite:

Must be enrolled in post-secondary training in social science/health, kinesiology/recreation, or related profession and returning to school in the fall of 2020.

In addition the position requires:

  • Knowledge of mental illness
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Criminal Reference Check

Please submit resume by July 6th , 2020 attention to:

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

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


Casual Emergency Shelter Workers: Kenora Emergency Shelter

Summary

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

Qualifications

  • Diploma in social sciences or human services 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

Please submit resume by July 10th , 2020 attention to:

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

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


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 twelvehour shifts to facilitate 24/7 shift coverage. They will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals who are medically stable, not a safety risk to themselves or others, and are therefore, not suitable for hospital admission or criminal detention.

Qualifications

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

Please submit resume by July 3rd , 2020 attention to:

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

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


Peer Support
Full-Time Permanent Position

Summary

This position requires a consumer/lived experience perspective and awareness of the needs of clients with serious and persistent mental illness. The Peer Support Worker provides non clinical services, information and referral, emotional support, goal setting and attainment, advocacy, role modeling and interpersonal skills with a focus on empowering clients to make choices related to their life based on self-determination. Well-developed knowledge of local community agencies and services including and especially consumer run organizations is essential. This position reports to the Assertive Community Treatment (ACTT) Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • Ability to articulate and represent the perspective of lived experience and client rights
  • 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 clients
  • 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

Please submit resume by July 3rd , 2020 attention to:

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

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


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

Summary

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

Qualifications

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

Please submit resume by June 26th , 2020 attention to:

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

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

Contact Information

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