Job Posting 86707

Clinical Mental Health Counsellor
Canadian Mental Health Association
Southern Ontario
St. Catharines
closed 6 days ago (Thu, 11 Aug)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $27.46 - $34.32 per hour



Position Title:

Clinical Mental Health Counsellor






Immediate & Brief Services


Posting Date:

August 5 – August 11, 2022



Part-time Contract


Start Date/ End Date:

September 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023



16-hours per week; Monday to Thursday 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm;

subject to change based on program needs


Salary Range:

$27.46 - $34.32 per hour



About CMHA Niagara

CMHA, Niagara is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to promoting mental wellness and to improving the lives of people in its service area who have mental illness as well as their families. CMHA Niagara achieves its mission through a number of programs and services.


CMHA, Niagara is committed to a recovery philosophy which focuses on the potential for people with mental illness to lead full, productive and engaged lives in their communities. The Branch works in partnership with many others who share in the commitment to supporting the broad determinants of health.


Position Summary

The Clinical Mental Health Counsellor provides psycho-social assessment, brief crisis counseling and treatment, and community connection to services for individuals presenting with mental health and addictions concerns. The intent is to ensure client safety, encourage empowerment, and provide crisis resolution and prevention, within a recovery framework that integrates the client into their community with support.



Essential Job Functions

  • Respond to individuals in non-medical crises in person, over the phone or OTN, or in the community; clients may be self-referred or referred by other community organizations (i.e. ACCESS Line, NHS Emergency Department/PERT, COAST, Urgent Care, Safe Beds, family physicians etc.).
  • Complete psycho-social and safety assessments on individuals accessing program services.
  • Working knowledge of components of Mental Status Exam required.
  • Identify areas of need and respond by developing or reviewing a care plan, which may include providing short-term crisis counseling and treatment, case management, connection with appropriate community services, and follow-up.
  • Provide clinical intervention with a sound knowledge of crisis intervention, recovery-based practice, severe and persistent mental illness and substance use issues, clinical therapeutic interventions, community resources and services, and safety assessment tools.
  • Conduct cross-service/sector linkages and act as a liaison by consulting with family members and other professionals, in direct collaboration, and with the consent of the individual being served.
  • Foster and promote positive change and independence in those individuals served by the program
  • Promote good public relations and healthy community partnerships and alliances.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reports, data entry, and documentation in relevant systems (i.e. CRMS)


Essential Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of a university undergraduate degree program in the human service field or Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in emergency/community mental health
  • Certification or registration in a regulatory body in good standing and adheres to all standards of practice as per the College is preferred (or the ability to obtain this within 6 months of hire)
  • Certified in the following safety courses preferred: Safety Care, First Aid and CPR, Suicide Prevention (ASIST), Mental Health First Aid
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. the Mental Health Act)
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and teaching skills
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Sound judgment, good observation, client assessment skills, tact, and empathy
  • Maintain a commitment to continued professional development as required by the employer
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications required for electronic documentation
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or verification that you are unable to be vaccinated
  • Must have access to a reliable personal vehicle; current valid class ‘G’ driver’s license
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)
  • Actual life experience and/or lived experience with mental illness or addictions an asset
  • Bilingualism would be an asset


CMHA Niagara is a culturally competent organization and is committed to building an inclusive community that respects the dignity and independence of candidates with multicultural and diverse backgrounds, multilingual abilities, and experience with the LGBTQ2 community.  Candidates with this background would be considered an asset.


CMHA Niagara is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities.  Please see the related AODA policies on our website at, for further details or contact our Human Resources department for any information in an alternate format.

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