Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. An opportunity currently exists at Youth Services in the role of:
The successful candidate will extend our mission to residential and non-residential clients through the provision of respectful, appropriate and evidence informed mental health services to street-involved youth; and by providing consultation with Youth Services staff and liaising with medical services in the community. All duties are performed within a multidisciplinary team.
The CMH program provides early mental health intervention, including, psychotherapy and advocacy to street involved youth. This program is unique in that it is integrated within existing street youth serving agencies in the downtown core. This program is to bridge the gaps in Mental Health Services for youth who are at risk of homelessness or need reconnection to family and natural supports. Through referrals from staff at youth agencies, the mental health clinical team will provide triage services for youth in crisis and conduct assessments in order to provide services and linkages to meet the needs of the youth.
The target population for this program are youth within the Hamilton community between the ages of 13-19 who are at risk of homelessness or need reconnection to family and natural supports
Applicants should possess a knowledge of the issues that affect street youth. These include issues of abuse, homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance use. Also required:
The successful candidate will require a thorough knowledge of issues related to child and adolescent development, adolescent mental health and mental illness, and family conflict
Hours of work: 20 hours per week position
Flexibility around hours, including evening work is required. This position will also require the individual to work across the Youth Serving agencies.
Please reply with cover letter and resume quoting Job Posting # YS- 22- 20 by September 20, 2020 to:
Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources.
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