Intensive Therapists, Intensive Services
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Regular
POSTING CLOSING DATE: June 24, 2022
In April 2020 Adventure Place, The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, Griffin Centre and Skylark Children Youth & Families amalgamated to form Lumenus Community Services. The vision of Lumenus is to provide excellent, accessible and integrated mental health, developmental and community services where every client has the opportunity to be seen, be heard and to be well.
Lumenus Community Services is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We value a recruitment and selection process that is inclusive and barrier-free and we encourage applications from all individuals including, but not limited to, all cultures, religions, racialized communities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.
Lumenus believes that immunization against COVID-19 is an individual and societal responsibility and that we must do everything possible to protect our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against the spread of COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date.
Lumenus Community Services is currently hiring for permanent roles in one of youth Live in treatment programs. This youth program is located in Etobicoke (Islington/West Humber).
The Live in treatment programs are transitional in nature (service users do not live in the programs long-term) and serve individuals with dual diagnoses (developmental disabilities and other secondary diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, and other mental health, behavioural, or emotional issues). The treatment homes are co-educational in nature and are designed to be responsive to individuals with high needs who are unable to access already existing community-based resources due to their clinical profiles (i.e., high need for support and supervision). The programs assist service users in achieving their individualized goals by providing safe, structured and predictable environments.
• Ensure supportive, safe, and predictable environment through the establishment of routines and limits;
• Support individuals with spectrum of needs including life skills, social skills, emotional regulation skills, and hygiene;
• Consult with multidisciplinary team to develop and implement a range of clinical interventions and programs based on individual service user (eg. behaviour protocols, skill-building programs);
• Liaise with mental health professionals to develop and implement assessments, goals, and treatment plans for assigned cases (eg. service review and clinical meeting presentations);
• Ensure communication of all pertinent service user and program related information and events to other team members and members of the multi-disciplinary team including social worker, day program/school, and outside agencies;
• Work collaboratively in an intensive program, designed to develop an understanding of the individuals within the program, and how to best support them so that they can be transitioned into existing community based settings or to return home;
• Assume various administrative responsibilities in accordance with the operation of the residence (ie. maintain up-to-date case records, service reviews, daily logs, data tracking and compilation).
• Preference will be given to an individual with knowledge and experience in supporting persons with a dual diagnosis within the youth sector and experience in the implementation of service plans, which incorporate: sexual and gender identity, ethno-racial needs, social and life skills as well as behavioural assessment and management techniques.
• Child and Youth Counsellor, Social Services or Developmental Services Worker diploma, or equivalent education and experience;
• 1 or more years’ experience in a Live in setting;
• Personal resilience combined with a compassionate, insightful perspective fostering a steady commitment to service users whose emotional, behavioural and mental health profiles can be acutely troubled for extended periods.
• Specific knowledge and understanding of Anti Black and Indigenous Racism and how to be ally. Lived experience a strong asset;
• Able to demonstrate knowledge of autism, dual diagnosis, and the impact on the service users and their families;
• Strong assessment and treatment planning skills;
• Clear exposure to working through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens.
• Ability to be flexible, resourceful and possess good time management skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of professional and community collateral partners.
• Satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Screening process;
• Ability to work on a rotating schedule (weekdays, weekends and holidays) during daytime and evening hours;
• Medical clearance in accordance with Lumenus Community Services policy on pre-employment medicals;
• Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, including lifting, bending and prolonged standing as well ability to be trained in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) techniques;
• Ability to provide life skills support at varying levels depending on service user needs (eg. bathing, hygiene, laundry)
• Work in alternate locations as needed
TO APPLY: Interested applicants are invited to visit our website at https://lumenus.ca/careers/ and submit their cover letter and resume through our Career Centre on or before June 24, 2022
We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting Human Resources. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
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