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Full-Time, Residential Support Worker for Safe Bed Program

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

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\
  • 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 Dec-18 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.


Full-Time, Assertive Community Treatment Team Leader

The Team Leader directs the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) in providing treatment, rehabilitation and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The Team Leader supervises and evaluates the multidisciplinary team in conjunction with appropriate psychiatric support to ensure excellence in the delivery of respectful, courteous, and professional service. Functioning as a practicing clinician on the team, the Team Leader must be registered or licensed in one of the regulated health professions found within ACTT.

Qualifications:

  • Masters level training in health regulated profession preferred or registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Registration or eligible for registration in a regulated health profession
  • Knowledge of mental health/illness and mental health difficulties
  • Assessment/ Evaluation skills
  • 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
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • 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 of the CMHA Kenora Branch
  • Adherence to the Ontario ACTT Standards
  • Assurance of confidentiality of all client, personnel and organizational records and information
  • Participation in staff recruitment
  • Maintenance of client files and data files including updating of client information consistent with policies and procedures of the CMHA
  • Participation in training and educational opportunities
  • Maintenance of professional qualifications
  • Participation in administrative and office functions
  • Shift management as per established policies and procedures
  • Direct the day to day clinical operations of the ACT Team
  • Participate in staff recruitment, orientation, and performance supervision according to the CMHA and ACTT Policies and Procedures
  • Develop and maintain program policies and procedures and revise as necessary
  • Advocacy, education as indicated
  • May 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
  • Carry out and document quality-assurance activities and reviews of program services
  • Initiate and maintain, in collaboration with ACTT staff, working relationships with law enforcement and other human service agencies and with information community resources (i.e. landlords, employers)
  • Be available for crisis intervention and for emergency staff supervision and consultation
  • 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 required

Please submit resume by Dec-07 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.


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