Job Position: Mental Health Educator
Department: Family Services
Status: 35 hours per week Until March 31st, 2024 with the possibility of an extension
Location: 3038 Hurontario St, Mississauga
Compensation: $28.00 per hour
Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.
Vision: To be leaders in building strong and inclusive communities.
Mission: We are a community benefit organization focused on building resilient and healthy communities by offering person-centered, anti-oppressive programs and services.
Under the general guidance of the Supervisor – Mental Health Programs and as a member of a multidisciplinary Family Services team, the incumbent will be responsible for researching, developing, delivering and evaluating mental health related, psycho-educational workshops and support sessions for transitional aged youth, their families and the broader community.
Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)
* Provide one-on-one support and facilitate group support sessions.
* In collaboration with the Mental Health and Family Services team, develop workshops and program curriculum to reflect new knowledge in the mental health field and emerging mental health issues/concerns in the community.
* Deliver workshops in a professional and culturally sensitive manner to meet the needs and interests of the target audience.
* Address issues raised clients and workshop participants in a sensitive and confidential manner.
* Conduct assessment and intake, identify high risk clients, complete crisis risk assessments, and make appropriate referrals within the community.
* Provide non-clinical, short-term, supportive counselling and/or case management and emotional support to clients; assist clients to assess their situation, particularly with reference to their safety, provide information and assistance in developing appropriate strategies, provide information and referral to appropriate community and clinical resources.
* Input client information into database, document incidences and maintain up-to-date records of service delivery and client case files.
* Complete all required statistical and narrative reports.
* Develop, administer, collect and disseminate evaluation forms.
* Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
* Perform other duties and assist with other areas within Family Services as required.
Qualifications and Skills:
* Bachelors of Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field with experience in the delivery of community supports to youth and families, especially within the mental health services field.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work, and group facilitation.
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with diverse populations through an intersectional, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and anti-oppressive lens.
* Demonstrated skills in workshop facilitation, case management, assessment and intervention, clinical writing, advocacy, conflict resolution techniques, mediation, mental health, anger management and non-violent crisis management.
* Solid interpersonal, administrative, organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, analytical, and research skills.
* Ability to maintain confidential records & documentation, in addition to writing objective and descriptive contact notes.
* Demonstrated verbal & written English communication skills and a South Asian language (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil etc.) is an asset.
* Organize and prioritize work effectively, with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and effectively in a team setting.
* Strong attention to detail and flexible to deal with changing demands of the job.
* Computer proficiency in Windows Office Suite and virtual service delivery and database management is essential.
* Extensive knowledge of mental health supports, resources and services within the Region of Peel, including formal and informal resources.
* Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and to work from any one of Indus’ sites.
* Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation is required.
* Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
* It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Indus' legal obligations.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically to by 12:00pm, January 27th, 2023. Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of “Mental Health Educator” - (insert your name)’
This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Posting Date: January 11th, 2023
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