Job Posting 88250

Addiction & Mental Health Worker, Holly's House - My Sisters' Place
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services
London area
London, ON
closed 7 days ago (Thu, 29 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $22.33 to $25.71 per hour

Addiction and Mental Health Worker, Holly’s House

Full-Time, Contract (approximately 2 years)

London, Ontario

- Application Deadline: September 29, 2022 -

Holly’s House supports a vibrant community of women who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, to set and achieve their housing goals, promoting a welcoming and non-judgmental culture and providing a reprieve from the stigma women so often feel in other community settings. Our team supports women through short-term transitional housing supports, interventions and services that are consistent with a trauma and violence informed, gender specific, harm reduction and psychosocial model of care. 

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

 

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 3 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.


WHAT WE'RE OFFERING:

  • What you'll be making - $22.33 - $25.71 per hour, rate based on proof of comparable, previous experience; mileage between sites reimbursed per kilometre
     
  • When you'll work - 70 hours over two-week period, rotating days, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. 
     
  • What your benefits will be - After a 90-day waiting period, will be eligible for 20% prescription drug coverage.
     
  • Your pension plan – Will be eligible for immediate enrollment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
     
  • PSLRTA 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 WILL BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

  • Support clients to secure housing of their choice
  • Champion client’s individual capacity for independent community living
  • Advocate, refer and connect clients with appropriate housing services, supports, and resources (formal and informal) based on their needs
  • Support landlords as necessary in conjunction with the individual, provision of landlord mediation where appropriate
  • Motivate and support client to work towards achievement of their needs/goals
  • Assist clients to successfully remain in their housing, providing prevention and diversion strategies to avoid homelessness
  • Provide a welcoming, safe, and trusting environment for vulnerable women
  • Engage with women who experience barriers to access and develop relationships of trust
  • Provide triage, initial screening and assessment, information and referrals
  • Provide mental health, trauma, addictions and harm reduction supports
  • Provide safety planning to reduce risk and harm
  • Provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution and negotiation skills as necessary
  • Employ a community development and strengths-based approach
  • Foster growth of capacities and community leadership amongst the women
  • Connect and liaise with appropriate community partners and resources
  • Protect and promote the welfare, dignity, and individual rights of women at all times
  • Provide basic needs, as required, following internal procedures
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation and statistical gathering as required
  • Liaise with partner agencies to develop continuous improvement in quality of service to women
  • Participate as part of a dynamic team of support and advocacy providers
  • Engage with donors, supporters and the public in a professional manner
  • Identify areas or trends of concern as they emerge with this population

 

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 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 3 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.

We require the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in social services, mental health and/or addictions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with women who live with multiple challenges related to marginalization, mental illness, substance use, complex health challenges, street-level sex work, poverty, homelessness, woman abuse and trauma
  • Experience using harm reduction, feminist, relational/cultural and recovery theories
  • Knowledge of, and excellent relationships with community resources and community partners
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly

We prefer the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in mental health, preferred
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle 
  • First Aid & CPR, ASIST, and CPI certifications
  • 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 – 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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