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Mental health support worker Full-time Job

3 months ago Medical & Healthcare Newmarket   3K views
Job Details

Bachelor's degree
1 year to less than 2 years

    • or equivalent experience

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

    • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Work Setting

    • Private residence
    • Social service or charity agency

Specific Skills

    • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
    • Appraise clients' needs or eligibility for specific services
    • Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
    • Conduct follow-up assessments
    • Provide suicide and crisis intervention
    • Resolve conflict situations
    • Implement behaviour management programs
    • Conduct individual and group counselling sessions
    • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
    • Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs
    • Develop, co-ordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
    • Assist clients/guests with special needs
    • Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients

Target Audience

    • Persons with mental health disabilities

Security and Safety

    • Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information

    • Own vehicle
    • Valid driver's licence

Type of Community or Social Service

    • Personal and social adjustment and health (substance abuse, gambling, behaviour disorders)
    • Socio-economic needs or conditions (housing, nutrition, unemployment, financial assistance)
    • Services for the homeless

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
Company Description
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
With one national office, 11 divisions in all provinces and one territory, and 75 community-based branches/regions, we provide services and supports to over 1.3 million Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 5,000 staff and 11,000 volunteers.