The Mental Health Worker (Nights) will perform duties and responsibilities consistent with providing a psychosocial environment to assist with the rehabilitation and community integration of residents at the Long-Stay Residential Treatment Facility (LS-RTF) during the over-night hours of operation. The Mental Health Worker provides a range of supports in Supportive Housing for individuals living with a mental illness and who have other physical health concerns. This is an awake position.
This is a full-time, permanent position; the successful candidate will received extended healthcare benefits and be immediately enrolled in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
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 3 weeks to be delivered and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.
Job Description and Primary Responsibilities:
Mental Health Worker
- Assess and build on individual’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences and resources
- Assess social and environmental factors impacting the individual
- Motivate and support individual to work towards achievement of their IRP goals
- Completion of a Mental Health Status Exams within the first week of individual’s admission, and subsequently at a minimum of once per month
- Medication monitoring and education; support individuals with medication routines
- Support individuals with physical and mental health concerns, and liaise with clinical staff
- Crisis prevention and intervention to ensure a safe environment for individuals and staff
- Health teaching about mental illness and symptom management
- Assist and coach individuals in the learning and management of activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, daily chores, budgeting, socialization, etc.
- Support individuals with meal preparation and prepare meals for individuals; this includes menu planning
- Advocate for, and support, individuals in accessing community resources
- Facilitate and implement individual meetings, small groups and activities as appropriate during the night hours
- Provide recreational community outings and activities to enhance individuals’ quality of life and provide further connection to the community
- Assist individuals to maintain good personal hygiene which may include but is not limited to bathing, dressing and continence care.
- Assist individuals with elimination and toileting
- Perform routine housekeeping tasks for a safe and comfortable environment for the individuals-served;
- Check individuals vitals
Role within the Team
- Follow-up in assisting or facilitating daily and weekly household responsibilities not complete during the day
- Make decisions with team concerning operations of the program, policies of CMHA Middlesex and accreditation standards
- Meal preparation activities as required
- Attend one staff meeting/month, plus relevant seminars and training sessions when possible
- Complete chores and Infection prevention activities as assigned
- Other duties as required
- Regularly solicit feedback from the individuals-served and relevant community supports regarding individuals’ mental health and progress towards his/her goals
- Maintain open communication with individual’s professional and natural supports in regards to individual’s rehabilitation
- Ensure effective communication with manager, staff team and external treatment teams concerning individuals’ progress and care.
- Ensure individuals-served confidentiality is maintained at all times as per CMHA Middlesex policies
- Ensure accurate documentation of individuals’ monies paid for rent and grocery payments
- Minor maintenance of the facility such as repairs, common areas, grounds, individual rooms etc.
- Photocopy all documents, forms etc., which require replenishment; clean office
- Other duties as required
- Post-secondary education in a health or social service field of study; education as a Personal Support Worker, Development Service Worker or Registered Practical Nurse and/or experience in providing personal care is strongly preferred
- A minimum of 2 years work experience in the mental health field or residential setting
- Current Driver’s License
- Access to a vehicle
- Insurance adequate for transporting individuals
- Current, clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check
- Ability to attend work regularly
- Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Residential experience
- Knowledge of psychiatric medications
- Knowledge of community resources
- Knowledge of computerized documentation methods
- Health and safety knowledge
- Crisis intervention and prevention
- First Aid / CPR
- Applied Suicide Interventions Skills and Training
- Bilingual in both official languages is an asset
- Ability to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, i.e. Lifting
- Standing and walking for extended periods of time
- Able to climb stairs
Hours of Work
- 70 hours over two week period (rotating schedule)
- 10 hour shifts overnight (awake shifts)
- Hours of overtime for staff meeting attendance will be accumulated and time taken off in lieu
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 April 2, 2020, by email to: email@example.com
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.