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Full-Time, Diversion Worker - Kenora Emergency Shelter

Summary

The Diversion Worker focuses on providing assessment and seeking housing options for the patrons of the Kenora Emergency Shelter who have stayed overnight within the facility for more than 14 days within a given month. The Diversion Worker will encourage, and support clients to learn and apply the skills necessary to facility recovery and improve quality of life to gain access to suitable, affordable and sustainable housing. The Diversion Worker will be located within the Kenora Emergency Shelter and report to the Clinical Service Hub Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch. The Diversion 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

  • 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
  • Cultural Competence
  • Understands Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Computer literacy

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 (only applies to those patrons who have been within the Kenora Emergency Shelter for 14 days or more within a month)
  • Assess individuals housing needs using the VI-SPDAT
  • Screening of patrons through the use of the OCAN
  • Collaborate and cooperate with housing providers and landlords within the Kenora area
  • 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
  • Advocacy of linking clients with appropriate housing services, supports and resources in order to meet the goals and objectives of the housing plan
  • Make appropriate recommendations for supports and services
  • Consult and collaborate with community partners to support recovery planning for clients
  • Individualized needs assessment developed in consultation with the client
  • Continuous assessment of risk
  • Individualized Recovery Planning and strategies to support the achievement of goals and objectives
  • 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 as assessed for client need
  • 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
  • Provide service navigation to clients
  • Once housed and wrap around supports in place for 3 months involvement will be terminated
  • 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 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
  • Participate on specific Committees or task or work groups as assigned by the Team Lead
  • 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-04-2021 attention to:

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

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


Kenora Emergency Shelter Cleaner – Part-Time (Weekends)

Summary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Kenora Emergency Shelter Operations Team Lead the Kenora Emergency Shelter Cleaner is responsible for facilitating the cleanliness of the overnight emergency shelter areas of use by ensure that all infection control guidelines are implemented, and that space is safe to operate.

Qualifications

  • High school graduation diploma or GED preferred
  • Personal qualities of empathy, understanding, and patience
  • Good interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Cultural competence for diverse populations
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice and implementation
  • Good documentation skills
  • Ability to learn and understand online scheduling
  • Demonstrated understanding of personal space and ability to role model healthy boundaries
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Attention to detail to perform a
  • Ability to complete physically demanding tasks
  • Understanding of infection control guidelines and other safe work procedures
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • 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
  • Adhere to daily or weekly cleaning tasks
  • Perform 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
  • Maintain shelter order in accordance with CMHA Kenora Branch policies
  • Communicate with Kenora Emergency Shelter Operations Team Lead or designate of any building maintenance issues to be addressed
  • Ensure completion of shift responsibilities and routines
  • Perform administrative functions as directed
  • Assist with meal preparations, serving and clean up when required
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and education/training opportunities as required
  • 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
  • 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-05-2021 attention to:

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

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


Safe Bed Program – Addictions Specialist (1.0 FTE)

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 in a mental health crisis who are in immediate contact with police but not suitable for incarceration or admission to the hospital. The Addictions Specialist has the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, connect and support services to program clients. The Addictions Specialist will participate in screening, assessment, and coordination of recovery plans specific to addiction related needs of clients. Development of the recovery plan will be coordinated with the client and the team. This position reports directly to the Safe Bed Program Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications

  • BSW preferred, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Registered or eligible for registration in a regulated health profession eligible under the Psychotherapy Act of Ontario
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch including assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications and registration
  • Maintenance of clients files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • 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
  • Psycho-education regarding substance use and harm reduction
  • 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
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and recovery plans
  • Participate in training and educational opportunities
  • Participate in administrative and office functions as needed
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to workplace health and safety regulations and policies, infection control guidelines, WHMIS and Safe Work Procedures
  • 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
  • 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
  • Facilitate development of self-management plan
  • Modify hours of work on an as needed basis to meet programming needs of the Residents
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Nov-01-2021 attention to:

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

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


ACT Team Social Worker– Full Time

Summary

This member of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) multidisciplinary team is responsible for individual and group empowerment oriented social work methods to help combat stigma, promote optional personal functioning and resilience, as well as community engagement by the client, significant others, and the clients family. The ACT Team Social Service Worker collaborates with the team and clients as well as practices using social work knowledge and skills to incorporate within the client’s recovery plan. The ACT Team Social Service Worker participates in psychiatric assessments, assessing clients’ physical health needs, making appropriate referrals to community physicians, providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with the psychiatrist, medical practitioner and ACT Team Nurses and provides a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. This position reports to the ACT Team Leader.

Qualifications

  • A B.S.W. or M.S.W. degree
  • Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a community-based organization working with adults with serious mental illness in the community
  • Strong knowledge of empowerment-oriented case management and practices
  • Knowledge of systemic issues and social determinants of health felt by individuals with serious mental illness and their families
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements
  • Ability to apply Recovery Principles and empowerment-oriented philosophies and practices in work with clients.
  • Demonstrate skills in conducting interview, screening and assessment of needs and mental status of clients
  • Case management and advocacy skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources and agencies
  • Understanding and sensitivity to social and cultural diversity
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a self-directed work team
  • Strong knowledge of conflict resolution, family dynamics, and trauma symptoms and interventions.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism when working with families and other professional
  • Ability to manage time effectively, establish priorities, efficiently organize work, and meet deadlines by engaging in effective problem solving and decision making
  • Oral and communication skills
  • Computer literacy and recording skills
  • Cultural Competence for diverse populations
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check for vulnerable populations
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid or willingness to obtain same

Responsible for:

  • Adherence to all policies of the CMHA Kenora Branch including assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications and registration
  • Maintenance of clients files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Engagement and partnership with family members and clients and/or natural supports in the recovery planning process and in individual and/or multiple family support and therapy
  • Assistance with clients and the team in regards to advocacy and the system
  • Assist clients with symptoms of trauma and respond appropriately in making referrals and providing assistance to clients to help them to manage these symptoms
  • Complete a comprehensive psychosocial history of clients and help the client identify goals and informal and formal supports and services
  • Conduct formal family assessments to identify family dynamics and other issues, taking into account the need for cultural sensitivity
  • Use of anti-oppression principles and practices
  • Assists families to build, maintain, improve and use natural supports, and to access family support groups and other resources
  • Support clients in effective medication regime in collaboration with the medical practitioner, psychiatrist and ACTT Nurses
  • Provide counseling and support concerning illness and symptoms management, problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal skill building and emotional regulation, goal attainment, and cognitive behavioural approaches to assist in cognitive restructuring
  • Develop and co-facilitate client and family groups as needed, and support client and family attendance within these groups
  • Engage with clients, in systemic advocacy to address issues of inequality and injustice with the support of the ACT Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Sits on in-house and external committees as directed by ACT Team Lead and Chief Executive Officer
  • Thorough screening and assessment of client needs, mental status and development of appropriate recovery plans
  • Psycho-education regarding mental health / illness and short and long-term recovery plans
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of client recovery plans
  • Provide case management for clients and their families within the ACTT Program
  • Perform shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and recovery plan meetings
  • Participate in training and educational opportunities
  • Participate in administrative and office functions as needed
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to workplace health and safety regulations and policies, infection control guidelines, WHMIS and Safe Work Procedures
  • 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
  • Re-assess goals/recovery plan, refine/continue intervention techniques
  • Educate clients to identify early warning signs and prepare to maintain changes
  • Facilitate development of self-management plan
  • Evaluate feedback from clients and use of clinical outcome measures
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed

Please submit resume by Oct-28-2021 attention to:

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

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


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

Summary

The Residential Support Worker is responsible for supporting individuals while facilitating an atmosphere of safety, independence, social interaction and community involvement. The Residential Support Worker will work alone for twelve-hour shifts to facilitate 24/7 shift coverage.

For the Kenora Supportive Housing Program this includes participating as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals with serious mental illness who would otherwise experience homelessness or near homelessness.

For the Safe Bed Program the individual will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals who are medically stable, not a safety risk to themselves or others, and are therefore, not suitable for hospital admission or criminal detention.

Qualifications

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

Responsible for:

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

Please submit resume by Oct-25-2021 attention to:

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

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


Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Diversion/Court Support Worker

Summary

The Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Diversion/Court Support Worker is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch. The Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Diversion/Court Support Worker is expected to work as a member of a team, and is expected to participate in regular peer supervision, coordination with the Case Manager (forensic) and regular supervision with the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications

  • Degree in social work or demonstrated equivalent, MSW preferred, Regulated through the OCSWSSW
  • In depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and the
  • Mental Health Act obtained through academic training or practical experience
  • Knowledge of mental health/mental illness, and mental health difficulties
  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities, FASD, acquired Brain Injury etc
  • Highly developed screening, assessment skills
  • Highly developed advocacy skills
  • Working knowledge of community resources, and agencies
  • Ability to build community linkages and networks to ensure planning and delivery of individualized services Competence for diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literacy and recording skills

Duties:

  • Adherence to all policies of Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all clients, personnel, and organizational records and information
  • Screening of clients who have been identified as potential candidates for diversion or court support services
  • Liaison with criminal justice system personnel and community resources
  • Consult, advocate with criminal justice system, community mental health/ developmental services systems custodial facilities and family members.
  • Collaborate extensively with local, district and regional developmental service providers.
  • Assessment of client need and the development of appropriate service plans for diversion, treatment, court support and/or release
  • Provide supportive counselling and assistance to clients in understanding the Criminal Justice System and justice process
  • Advocacy and navigation within the forensic mental health system; i.e the Regional Forensic Unit, District and Regional HSJCCs, Ontario Review Board etc.
  • Provide education for client, family and community
  • Act as a mental health resource to criminal justice officials, custodial facilities and family members
  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of treatment/service/release plans
  • Maintain client files consistent with the policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association Coordinate referrals to Forensic Psychiatry Assessment and ensure collection of collateral information
  • Collect and report statistical and demographic information
  • Participate in staff meetings/team meetings
  • Monitor program policies and procedures to assure their applicability to current practice
  • Draft all necessary correspondence/service plans/reports
  • Participate in administrative and office functions as needed
  • Participate in training and educational 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 client safety incidents in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self-care

Please submit resume by Oct-21-2021 attention to:

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

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


Mental Health Therapist

Summary

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

Qualifications

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

Responsible for:

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

Please submit resume by Oct-13-2021 attention to:

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

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


Full-Time, Residential Support Worker for Safe Bed Program

Summary

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

The Residential Support Worker is responsible for supporting individuals while facilitating an atmosphere of safety, independence, social interaction and community involvement. The Residential Support Worker will work alone for twelve-hour shifts to facilitate 24/7 shift coverage. They will participate as a member of a team of professionals whose focus is safety, stability and support for individuals who are medically stable, not a safety risk to themselves or others, and are therefore, not suitable for hospital admission or criminal detention.

Qualifications

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

Responsible for:

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

Please submit resume by Oct-01-2021 attention to:

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

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


Casual Emergency Shelter Workers
Kenora Emergency Shelter

Summary

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

Qualifications

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

Responsible for:

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

Please submit resume by Sep-13-2021 attention to:

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

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


Contact Information

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