We are currently seeking to expand our pool of Relief Mental Health Workers, primarily within the Transitional Residential Treatment Facility and Shared Living Programs in the Supportive Housing Department. Working varying shifts in these 24-hour facilities, the Relief Mental Health Worker will perform duties and responsibilities consistent with providing a psychosocial environment to assist with the treatment, rehabilitation, and community integration of participants experiencing mental illness.
Relief staff have flexibility in choosing the shifts that suit their schedules, up to a maximum of 44 hours per week, and after a three-month period, they are eligible to apply for internal postings. This position is eligible for optional enrollment into the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
It is imperative that applicants applying for this position have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) that has been completed within the past six months. In order to avoid delays in beginning a Relief position, interested applicants in need of a PVSC are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking up to 2 weeks to be delivered.
Job Description and Primary Responsibilities:
- Motivate and support participants to work towards achievement of their individual goals
- Medication monitoring and education
- Assist and coach participants in the learning and management/achievement of activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, daily chores, budgeting, socialization, etc.
- Support participants with physical and mental health concerns, and liaise with medical staff
- Facilitate and implement participant meetings, small groups, and activities
- Crisis prevention and intervention
- Identify, promote resolution, and management of all emergency situations concerning participants, staff, and property
- University/college degree or diploma in social science, or a related field, or working towards completion
- Experience working in the mental health field
- First Aid / CPR
- Current Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle
- Current, clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
- Ability to attend work regularly
Preferred Attributes and Experience
- Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Residential experience
- Knowledge of psychiatric medications
- Knowledge of community resources
- Knowledge of computerized documentation methods
- Health and safety knowledge; knowledge of safe food handling procedures, knowledge of WHMIS
- Crisis intervention and prevention
- Applied Suicide Interventions Skills and Training
- Bilingual in both official languages is an asset
Hours of Work:
• Hours subject to Director’s discretion
• Hours will vary as per the schedule; rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays in a 24/7 program
• Relief staff must commit to working a minimum of four shifts per month and keep availability information updated with manager for unscheduled shifts
How to Apply:
Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by January 18, 2021, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team.