Pathways – Community Mental Health – Adults
1.0 FTE – Indefinite Term; 72.5 hrs./biweekly
Location: Shared time/duties between Winkler and Portage offices
Start Date: TBD
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Posting Number: P-095-1004
Please note: Your email/cover letter must indicate the relevant Job Posting Number.
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Payroll & Human Resources Manager
Eden Health Care Services
The Community Mental Health Worker provides psychosocial assessment, consultation and evidence-informed counselling intervention and psychosocial rehabilitation to individuals referred to the mental health program for mental health related problems. This position provides a welcoming point of entry for clients and referral sources and promotes therapeutic relationships through the service engagement process. Services are based on the principles of recovery, empowerment, self-determination and responsibility and are part of a continuum of mental health services. Workers operate within a collaborative care structure and provide time-limited, goal-oriented, change-focused interventions and/or consultations that are based on informed consent, voluntary participation and within client capacity. The mental health worker works to the full scope of practice and engages in ongoing education and maintains competency congruent with Eden Health Care Services policies, professional standards of practice, the appropriate college and code of ethics and the Regulated Health Professions Act.
The incumbent will exercise the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and policies of Eden Health Care Services.
Services enable individuals to regain hope, self determination and empowerment, identify and strengthen skills and abilities, achievement of personal goals, increase personal supports and community integration, and become active partners in their recovery journey to improve the quality of all aspects of life including social, occupational, educational, residential, intellectual, spiritual and financial.
• Graduate of an accredited post-secondary education in Health Related Social Sciences (e.g. BSW, BScMH, BScPN, BN, RPN, OT). Other relevant educational qualifications and experience may be considered.
• Active license and registration to practice as required by professional association and provincial legislation.
• Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST).
• Minimum of 2 years supervised counselling experience
• Experience in providing mental health services for adults or children and adolescents or adults with serious mental illnesses, or senior’s mental health
• Experience in completing psychosocial assessments and mental status examinations
Conditions of Employment:
• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate
• Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00
• No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions
• May work occasionally evenings and weekends as necessary
• May be required to travel to other regional facilities as the position duties may require