Job Posting 88239

Housing Focused Street Outreach Worker, Elgin County Catchment
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services
London area
Elgin County catchment areas
closed yesterday (Wed, 5 Oct)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $27.84 per hr

Housing Focused Street Outreach Worker 

Classification: Addiction & Mental Health Worker (OPSEU Elgin) 

 Full-Time, Contract for up to 12 months

Multi-Site Accountability; Elgin County Catchment Areas 

- Application Deadline: October 5, 2022 -


We are passionate about ending homelessness, and believe that everyone has the right to quality housing and to live with dignity. Through compassionate, genuine, and thoughtful care and connection, our Housing Focused Street Outreach program works to instill hope in individuals experiencing both chronic and acute addictions and mental health concerns within our community.  

As a member of our Housing Focused Street Outreach program, you’ll work with this vulnerable population to build a trauma informed therapeutic relationship while focusing on the strengths and dignity of each individual client. You’ll also connect with community business owners and citizens/passer byers to support feelings of safety and break the myths and extend supportive insights of how, together, we can support our homeless clients.


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


Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) completed within the last six months. In order to avoid delays in beginning a position, interested applicants who are in need of a PVSC are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible.



  • What you'll be making - $27.84 per hour with applicable hourly premiums
  • When you'll work - 70 hours over a two week period, Monday to Friday rotating days (8:00am - 4:00pm) and afternoons 12:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Your pension plan - Immediately eligible for optional enrollment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • PSLRTA Notice - This posting characterizes this position as being in an OPSEU bargaining unit.  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


  • Meet with people where they are at, build rapport and trust with individuals experiencing homelessness within the community
  • Provide in-the-moment support to vulnerable individuals including crisis intervention and de-escalation by working to address immediate needs and providing system navigation to community supports as required. 
  • Triage and respond quickly and in-person to urgent calls from the community, St. Thomas Police Services, and other service organizations regarding vulnerable individuals in crisis
  • Assess risk and maintain personal, participant, and community safety in a variety of settings, knowing when to disengage from a participant. 
  • Complete intake assessments for crisis
  • Follow program support guidelines, working collaboratively to develop and implement individualized client care plans.


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 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

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) completed within the last six months. In order to avoid delays in beginning a position, interested applicants who are in need of a PVSC are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible.

We require the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in social services or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in clinical assessment and treatment, crisis intervention and support, relapse prevention, and client advocacy
  • Broad knowledge of, and practice in, evidence-based treatment approaches to working with individuals with mental illness and addiction;
  • Knowledge of relevant community resources and supports within the St. Thomas area;
  • Competence in relevant computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Outlook;
  • Valid Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle to carry out job duties 
  • Vehicle insurance in compliance with CMHA TVAMHS policy
  • Current, clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly

We prefer the following qualifications:

  • Registration with a college or professional body associated with their discipline; employment experience in the mental health field;
  • Employment experience in a mental health crisis support program/system navigator role; and knowledge of the criminal justice system and/or addictions services sector 
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Bilingual both official languages, preferred; préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada

Get your application in by – October 5, 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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