Crisis and Outreach Clinician - Canadian Mental Health Association - Oxford County

Feb 07, 2021
Woodstock, Ontario

Position Description:  Crisis & Outreach Clinician - Full Time Contract up to 12 Months

Position Summary:

Working within a multi-disciplinary team framework throughout Oxford County, the Clinician will provide crisis & outreach support to individuals who contact or are referred to Program and Counseling support and to those attending CMHA Oxford’s Walk-In Counselling Services. The clinician will also support individuals while working with WPS and OPP as a member of the Mental Health Engagement and Response Team.

  • Establish a working and supportive relationship with the consumer
  • Assess clients’ mental, physical and emotional functional abilities and needs and investigates consumer’s present resources through complete psycho-social history and domains collections, and collateral information
  • Provide client assessment, intervention, and counselling via telephone and face-to-face
  • Teach, using a variety of approaches, life skills and adaptive techniques which will enable individuals to more effectively function on a day-to-day basis
  • Act as a resource to other service providers in the Oxford County area
  • Provide crisis follow-up to ensure appropriate linkages are made to services and supports
  • Maintain current and accurate client/consumer records
  • Maintains statistical records associated with caseload functions
  • Ongoing professional skill development/continuing education towards the delivery of mental health services

Qualifications:

  • RPN, RN, OT, BSW or MSW 
  • Currently registered or in the process of registering with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the College of Nurses of Ontario, or the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is required
  • Extensive knowledge of Recovery principles
  • Knowledge of community services in Oxford County
  • Experience with treatment of addictions
  • Ability to develop short-term treatment plans in conjunction with the individual
  • Ability to advocate for and coordinate service access with clients
  • Crisis Management/Intervention Skills
  • Knowledge of Narrative Practices in Single session therapy
  • Knowledge of the Recovery model
  • Knowledge of attributes of serious mental illness and pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Knowledge of Legal system
  • Experience working with individuals with an ABI  or Development Disability
  • Current  CPR and First  Aid certification
  • A valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle
  • Computers skills

Hours of Work: 40 hours/week, days and evenings, must accommodate a rotational schedule

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Oxford County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates during the recruitment process

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