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Mental Health Crisis Worker - Good Shepherd

Sep 12, 2019
Hamilton, Ontario

Good Shepherd Non Profit Homes Inc. Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. The Barrett Centre for Crisis Support requires energetic, passionate people who are committed to a recovery orientation and a consumer driven style of practice. To effectively meet the service needs of diverse groups, applicants must demonstrate respect for cultural diversity and be committed to working with underserved populations. An opportunity currently exists in the position of:


Relief Mental Health Crisis Worker


The crisis program provides crisis services including 12 short-term respite beds, in-person support, telephone support, information and referral; crisis assessment, counseling and support; symptom stabilization for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.   


In a compassionate, hospitable and non-judgmental manner the Mental Health Crisis Worker will be responsible for: risk and suicide assessment, crisis intervention, de-escalating strategies and care planning, crisis counseling; monitoring and evaluation; family and individual support; linkage and community referral; advocacy; collaboration and coordination with other service providers; shared hands-on responsibility for program operation.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the mission values of responsibility, availability, adaptability, quality and dignity with sensitivity to the issues related to mental illness, addictions, poverty, homelessness and dual diagnosis. Related post-secondary education with a degree in social work, nursing or related fields is required.  Candidates must have 5 years experience working with adults in mental health and addictions. Previous experience in crisis work is an asset.  Must have an ability to adapt interventions to diverse populations.  Fluency in a 2nd language is an asset.  CPR certification or willingness to be certified is required.  Must be willing to work twelve hour rotating shifts and alternate weekends including night shifts as needed.


Please forward resume and cover letter quoting job number BC-09-19 by

September 12th 2019 to:


Pauline O’Brien, Clinical Manager       

Fax; 905-529-3993


Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.


Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available during all aspects of the selection process.  If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905 528-5877 ext. 2265 or email

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