Job Posting 64733

Mental Health Specialist (MCRRT/COAST)
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area, Brantford
closing today (Thu, 24 Sep)
full time  •  52,670.00 per year plus benefits


St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized



The Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) and Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) provide first and secondary response to persons in crisis, including mental health and addictions intervention.  This includes mobile calls and assertive outreach in partnership with police and transporting individuals needing psychiatric care to hospital.

As a MH Specialist for these programs, you will:

  • Work in collaboration with other members of the Integrated Crisis Network
  • Utilize a systems approach for the assessment process to stabilize and manage immediate crisis situations
  • Liaise and advocate between the client, family and other members of a treatment team
  • Act as a key liaison with police services regarding knowledge exchange and relationship maintenance, and support Crisis Intervention Training for police services
  • Interpret, evaluate and prioritize information gathered during triage and/or the assessment to assist with developing treatment, action and safety plans
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention to stabilize the situation, resolve problems and/or provide referrals, education, support, information and follow-up


Annual salary: $52,670 plus shift premiums and benefits


Hours of work: Monday to Friday, with shifts ranging from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Start date: as soon as possible



  • Have a university degree in a related Social Services field
  • Provide proof of current registration in good standing with a governing body such as CRPO or OCSWSSW
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience working with individuals, groups and/or families affected by addictions and mental health conditions
  • Have experience assessing for safety risks and safety planning and a demonstrated ability to apply relevant theoretical models when providing assessments to identify strengths, needs and level of risk, and case management
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent and severe exposure to direct and vicarious trauma

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


St. Leonard's Community Services is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

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