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Job Number:  46399
Community Mental Health Counsellor – General Mental Health
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
(59 days ago)
Services and Housing
Region: Halton / Peel area Type: Full time
Location: Mississauga Salary: $54,174.84 to $63,796.27/year

Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) is a Housing and Health Service Provider for specialized populations with numerous programs and partnerships. SHIP’s mission is to increase quality of life through health services and housing supports that promote mental and physical health and wellness. It is our collective belief that provision of services must be delivered with a sense of compassion and clients must be provided with the opportunity to pursue independence and to actively contribute to and participate in the community in which they live. SHIP encourages a client’s support system to play a positive role in the recovery process and values an environment based on respect.

Reporting to the program manager we are currently seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and committed individual for the following position:

Community Mental Health Counselor – General Mental Health

Housing In Place (HIP)
Bargaining Unit Position
Full Time, Permanent


  • Individualized assessment, crisis support/planning, and supportive counseling;
  • Service co-ordination and advocacy as needed;
  • Direct service provision/intervention;
  • Assisting with activities of daily living, support services, conflict resolution and crisis avoidance;
  • Systems and landlord advocacy and resource co-ordination;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and follow-up;
  • Assisting clients in developing and maintaining community supports, daily living and social skills necessary to maintain independency in the community;
  • Providing practical hands-on work, to demonstrate skill and assist when necessary;
  • Providing crisis prevention and intervention;
  • Participating in goal planning and crisis planning with clients;
  • Complete all assessments and documentation in accordance with SHIP’s policies;
  • Linkages and referrals as required.


  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work or a related field;
  • 4 years’ experience working with specialized populations;
  • Good Individual and group facilitation skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication; good computer skills;
  • Experience working in a community setting essential;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of serious mental illness, concurrent disorders and/or dual diagnosis, preferred;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Recovery Principles;
  • Dedicated team player, with strong communication skills;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Able to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Possesses the personal qualities and attitudes that respect and maintain the dignity and individuality of the residents and their families;
  • Understands and is able to integrate a philosophy of client-centred care into daily responsibilities;
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to quality care and service delivery based on SHIP’s Mission and Values;
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and the ability to support a diverse client population are essential;
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

This position is a bargaining unit position working 37.5 hours per week.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
***All interested applicants must submit their resume directly to SHIP's Career page***
1. https://cmha.hr.ccim.on.ca/ship/applicant/JobSearch.aspx
2. Select view all and click Search
3. Apply to the interested positions respectively
Contact Details:
***Only applicants that submit their resume directly to SHIP's Career page will be considered***
1. https://cmha.hr.ccim.on.ca/ship/applicant/JobSearch.aspx
2. Select view all and click Search
3. Apply to the interested positions respectively
Positions will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received prior to August 21, 2018.

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