Job Posting 88044

Addiction and Mental Health Worker, Long Stay Residence
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services
London area
London, ON
closed 7 days ago (Thu, 29 Sep)
full time  •  $22.33 to $25.71┬áper hour

Addiction and Mental Health Worker, Long-Stay Residential Treatment Facility

Full-Time, Permanent (Benefitted)

London, Ontario

- Application Deadline: September 29, 2022 -

We believe in community. When individuals are experiencing complex mental health or addictions needs, we believe that the community setting and supports can offer an alternative pathway for recovery, without the need for hospitalization. 

Our Long-Stay Residential Treatment Facility provides people who have been hospitalized, or are at risk of hospitalization, with an opportunity to live in the community by providing a housing option that balances their need for support with as much independence as possible in a home-like setting. As a member of this team you will support clients with their physical and mental health/addiction support needs by providing personal care, teaching life skills and coping strategies, and working with clients to better connect them with their social supports and their community. This position provides a rewarding opportunity every day to see the meaningful and positive impact you have on the lives of the people you support.

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. Interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.

Consider revitalizing your career and make a difference in your community by joining our team!

 

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING:

What you'll be making -$22.33 to $25.71 per hour, based on proof of comparable previous experience. 

What you'll work - 70 hours over two week period, including days, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

What your benefits will  be -  After a 90-day waiting period, the successful candidate will be enrolled in the healthcare benefits plan

Our Pension Plan - Candidate will be enrolled in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

PLSRTA Notice - This posting characterizes this position as non-union.  However, please be aware that the organization has filed an Application under the Public Service Labour Relations Transition Act to determine whether (a) OPSEU will have bargaining rights for all its employees; or (b) OPSEU will lose its bargaining rights, with the result that all employees will become non-union.

HOW YOU'LL BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • Assess and build on client’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences and resources
  • Motivate and support clients to work towards achievement of their goals
  • Medication monitoring and education; support with medication routines; completion of Medication Reconciliation procedure
  • Support clients with physical and mental health concerns, and liaise with clinical staff
  • Crisis prevention and intervention to ensure a safe environment for clients and staff
  • Health teaching about mental illness and symptom management
  • Assist and coach clients in the learning and management of activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, daily chores, budgeting, socialization, etc.
  • Support with meal preparation and prepare meals for clients; this includes grocery shopping and menu planning
  • Advocate for, and support, clients in accessing community resources
  • Facilitate and implement resident meetings, small groups and activities
  • Provide recreational community outings and activities to enhance clients’ quality of life and provide further connection to the community

Personal Care

  • Assist clients to maintain good personal hygiene which may include but is not limited to bathing, dressing and continence care
  • Assist clients with elimination and toileting
  • Perform routine housekeeping tasks for a safe and comfortable environment for the clients

Communication

  • Regularly solicit feedback from clients and relevant community supports regarding clients’ mental health and progress towards their goals
  • Maintain open communication with client's professional and natural supports in regards to their rehabilitation
  • Ensure effective communication with manager, staff team, and external treatment teams concerning clients’ progress and care

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY:

Vaccination Requirements

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services requires that all staff members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the rare exemption of those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to permitted approved exemptions (medical reasons or religious grounds as recognized in the Ontario Human Rights Code). Proof of full vaccination or approval of exemption, will be required; further details will be provided to those candidates moving forward in the recruitment process. 

Police Vulnerable Sector Check Requirements

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. Interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.

We require these qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a health or social service field of study; education as a Personal Support Worker, Development Service Worker or Registered Practical Nurse and/or experience in providing personal care is strongly preferred
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Access to a vehicle and insurance adequate for transporting clients
  • Ability to attend work regularly

We prefer these qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Experience working in a residence setting
  • Knowledge of psychiatric medications
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of computerized documentation methods
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Applied Suicide Interventions Skills and Training (ASIST)
  • Bilingual both official languages, preferred; préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada

Submit your application by - September 29, 2022:

Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of our community including persons of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodations related to a disability at any point during the recruitment process, please contact Human.R  

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