Posting Date: August 19, 2020
Closing Date: Until Filled
Message about our hiring and operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Canadian Mental Health York Region and South Simcoe branch (CMHA-YRSS) is continuing to provide much-needed mental health services. As an organization, we are protecting our staff through supporting either working from home, or physical distancing, and other public health directives for essential services staff working on-site. Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.
Case Manager – Assertive Community Treatment Team – South West
As we continue to grow our team, we are looking for a Case Manager for our ACTT – SW team to join our passionate, dedicated, and “BRAVE” team! If you are you have case management experience assisting people ages 16 years or older who are experiencing significant difficulties in day-to-day and role functioning as a result of serious and persistent mental illness and/or addictions in York Region and South Simcoe, then this role is for you! If you are interested in bringing your experience to an innovative, award winning organization that is continuing to grow and expand and you would love to work on this stellar multidisciplinary team to help provide people with comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support people with serious mental illness, please continue to read further.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Contract: 1 year, Full-time, 35 Hours per Week, Evening Hours and Weekends may be required
Competition #: 2020-050
Comprehensive Health Benefits: Extended health and dental coverage provided after waiting period.
Location: In accordance with current public health directives, training will be available both remotely (i.e., via teleconference and videoconferencing technologies) as well as onsite while respecting physical distancing. During the current COVID-19 outbreak, work can be completed primarily from home with equipment provided by CMHA. Once public health directives are lifted, the Case Manager will be working primarily in our Vaughan Office (8271 Keele Street, Vaughan, ON, L4K 1Y2) and will be required to travel within York Region & South Simcoe.
The Case Manager works with clients 16 years of age and older who are experiencing significant difficulties in day-to-day and role functioning as a result of serious and persistent mental illness and/or addictions. S/he collaborates with the client to identify strengths and needs and develop long term goals, short term objectives to meet these goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives. As part of this process individuals are assisted to acquire and use skills, and to connect with formal and informal supports, peer support, professional services, and resources to promote their recovery, improve their quality of life, and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Other duties as required.
The Case Manager collaborates with clients to provide individualized and flexible services to engage, support, and integrate clients into the community, and facilitate their use of resources and supports to maximize their independence and potential. S/he adheres to agency Health & Safety Program and the Client Safety Framework in the promotion of client safety. The Case Manager participates in individual and systemic advocacy initiatives to improve resource access and availability.
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.
• Degree in health or social services plus minimum four years or Diploma in health or social services plus minimum six years or more experience in a community based mental health setting.
• Current registration with the OCSWSSW or a regulatory body under the Regulated Health Professions Act
• Experience working with individuals with Addictions preferred
• Second language (Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi or Tamil, Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu) reflecting the local community is an asset.
• Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPPA requirements.
• Knowledge of PSR and Recovery as guiding principles.
• Ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment-oriented philosophies and practices in work with clients.
• Extensive knowledge of supports and services in York Region and South Simcoe, including formal and informal resources.
• Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental health issues and their families.
• A valid Canadian Full G driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance and proof that insurance covers use of personal vehicle to transport clients
• A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to the job. This information is not constructed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job.
This position reports to and is supervised by the Manager, People and Teams, ACTT - SW.
Office work, community settings, meetings in clients home and travel with clients
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 a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and that 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 have been a National Non-Profit Employer of Choice for five consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures!
To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca
CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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