Job Posting 77339

Crisis Counsellors
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
Brantford
closes in 26 days (Fri, 24 Dec)
part time  •  $21.17 per hour plus $1 per hour shift premiums

THE AGENCY

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 POSITION

The Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Network provides immediate crisis support and/or counseling for individuals experiencing mental health, addictions or situational crisis for all ages.  The crisis counsellor will assess each situation to determine the best way to help.

 

As a Crisis Counsellor for our phone and walk-in services, you would respond to client needs by:

  • Providing risk assessments and referrals
  • Conducting crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Offering solution-focused counselling
  • Liaising with resources, supports and referral sources

 

Hourly wage: $21.17 plus shift premiums

 

Hours of work: Primarily weekends, with shifts ranging from 8 am to midnight, although schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the program.

 

Start date: as soon as possible

 

TO APPLY, YOU MUST:

  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field, with a University Degree in a related Social Sciences preferred
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ counselling experience in an Addictions and/or Mental Health setting, with specific experience working with individuals in crisis situations
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to direct traumatic stress
  • Provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19

 

A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.    

 

Email:    Fax: 226.400.8759

Reference: PT Crisis Counsellor

 

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

 

The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

 

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.

 

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.

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