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Job Number:  54989
Office Assistant #2019-043
Job Posted: Thursday, 6 June 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
(11 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
Region: York / Durham area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Aurora Salary: (not entered)



Closing Date: June 13, 2019 | 4:00 pm


Approximately 8 month Contract, Full-time, 35 hours per week, Evening Hours and Weekends may be required


Competition #: 2019-043


Our Mission:  As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.


Our Organizational Values:

Client and Family Centered – through partnership, accountability and action

Culturally Competent – to provide the best service and work experience

Innovation – to bring value to our community


Team Values:            Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork.

Hours of work:          35 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Location:                    Aurora, York and South Simcoe


Job Profile:


The Office Assistant will provide support to multiple programs and staff as well as act as the first point of contact for clients and the general public.  This individual will ensure that any person coming into the office feels welcomed and that their information needs are met in a timely and efficient manner.  This includes providing reception services during office hours, and responding to questions about CMHA and community services to callers and walk-ins.


The Office Assistant will provide ongoing administrative and clerical support, to include managing incoming/outgoing mail, managing the filing system, photocopying/faxing/scanning documents, organizing internal and external meetings, taking meeting minutes, and other duties as assigned.  As a member of the CMHA administration team, the Office Assistant may be required to work in any of the CMHA office locations to provide reception duties and may be called upon to assist in agency-wide or program specific projects as determined by the Manager.


In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships. 



  • High school diploma.
  • Clerical and medical office experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a mental health environment is preferred
  • A second language (French, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu) reflecting the local community is an asset.
  • High level of competency in computer applications, particularly Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A valid Canadian G driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance and access to a reliable vehicle is preferred
  • A satisfactory Police Check

This position reports to and is supervised by the Administration Manager.


Working Conditions: Office Work


Disclaimer:  In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.


Why work for CMHA York Region?


We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams.  It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact.  We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.


Our team cares for each other.  We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication.  We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins.  Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.  We are a team committed to mental health for all.  Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities!


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please be advised that if you are currently active in another recruitment cycle, you will not be eligible for this position.

How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow the link on this posting or visit the Career section of our website. Complete the application form and submit your cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) together as one (1) document / attachment in the Resume section, outlining how your experience matches our requirements, and addressing the Human Resources Department, quoting Competition #2019-043

CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca

Online: www.cmha-yr.on.ca, under CAREERS section.
Contact Details
Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
1101 Nicholson Road Unit 5
Newmarket, ON, L3Y 9C3
www:   www.cmha-yr.on.ca

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