Posting Date: September 8, 2020
Closing Date: September 21, 2020
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.
Family Worker - Early Psychosis Intervention Program
As we continue to grow our team, we are looking for a Family Worker to join our passionate, dedicated, and “BRAVE” team! If you are an individual who is looking to maximize clients’ independence and potential in the EPI Program in York Region and South Simcoe, than 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 love to explore best practices and utilize and support bio-psychosocial interventions, using natural supports to the greatest extent possible, please continue to read further.
Closing Date: September 21, 2020
Contract: Permanent, Full-time, 35 Hours per Week, Evening Hours and Weekends may be required
Comprehensive Health Benefits: Excellent Benefits Package: Full Extended Health & Dental, Life Insurance, EAP, STD, LTD, & Pension Plan. Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days.
Competition #: 2020-60
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 Family Worker will be working primarily in our Aurora Office (15150 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1M2) and will be required to travel within York Region & South Simcoe.
The Family Worker works primarily with the families of EPI clients 14 to 35 years of age who are experiencing, or in the early stages of, their first episode of a psychotic disorder. The purpose of Early Intervention is to utilize and support bio-psychosocial interventions, using natural supports to the greatest extent possible, to enable the client to maintain and develop age-appropriate functioning and roles. The importance of the family role in a person’s recovery is well documented.
As part of, and in collaboration with, a multidisciplinary team, the Family Worker will:
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.
This position reports to and is supervised by the Manager, People and Teams, Early Psychosis Intervention program.
Office work, community settings, meetings in clients home or on the phone 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 and South Simcoe?
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 Nonprofit 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
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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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