Relief Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist, Crisis Asses



Job Description:We are currently seeking to expand our pool of Relief Crisis Assessment Workers with availability to work overnights, including both weekdays and weekends. Working varying overnight shifts within the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT), Relief Staff will work with individuals in crisis, to assess the nature and scope of the crisis and take appropriate action in a manner consistent with the psychosocial rehabilitation model. The CAT Worker also works collaboratively with individuals-served, peers and the community to enhance the physical and mental health of individuals accessing services. This position offers optional enrollment into the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). A professional designation of BSW, MSW, RN, OT or Counseling, and registration with the corresponding college, is required for this role. Experience using therapeutic approaches in working with individuals in a mental health and/or addiction crisis is a necessity and crisis intervention and prevention training is required. Shift length in this programs varies, up to and including 12-hour shifts; this is a 24-hour program, and Relief Shifts will include days, afternoons, overnights, weekends, and statutory holidays. Relief staff have flexibility to accept shifts that suit their schedules up to a maximum of 44 hours per week, but will commit to accepting a minimum of three shifts per month. Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. In order to avoid delays in beginning a position, interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment may be delayed without receipt of a PVSC.Job Specifications:Required QualificationsRegistered professional in Nursing (BScN or Masters preferred), OR Social Work (BSW or MSW), OR Occupational Therapy OR Counseling (Masters of Counseling, Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology, Masters of Education in Counseling)Current Registration from the Ontario College of Nurses OR Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers OR Ontario College of Occupational Therapists OR College of Registered Psychotherapists of OntarioExperience in mental health and addictionsKnowledge of and experience with trauma-informed practicesUnderstanding of therapeutic approaches when working with an individual in mental health or addictions crisis, such as Crisis Intervention Practices; Brief Solution Focused Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; DBT and CBT strategiesExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and writtenComputer literateCurrent Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicleCurrent CPR CertificateCurrent, clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)Ability to attend work regularlyBilingual in both official languages is an asset Hours of Work:Overnights, including weekendsHours subject to Director’s discretionHours will vary as per the schedule; rotating shifts including overnights, weekends and holidays in a 24/7 programRelief staff must commit to working a minimum of three shifts per month and keep availability information updated with manager for unscheduled shifts Job Types: Part-time, Casual Benefits:Company pension Schedule:12 hour shiftDay shiftMonday to FridayNight shiftWeekendsCompany Description:CMHA Middlesex proudly offers a continuum of community-based mental health supports for individuals 16 and older across London, Strathroy, Exeter and Goderich.Vision: An inclusive community with mental health and wellbeing for all.Mission: We promote mental wellness through responsive and innovative services and empower individuals on their recovery journey.Values: Accountability, Compassion, Integrity, Welcoming, Innovation, Inclusiveness. Job ID: 17311000
CMHA Middlesex

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