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Mental Health Crisis Worker - Good Shepherd

Dec 02, 2019
Hamilton Area, 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. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Barrett Centre seeks staff for their expanding mental health programs funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  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 an ability to work from an intersectional framework and be committed to working with underserved populations. An opportunity currently exists in the position of:


Mental Health Crisis Worker

1 (one) Full Time Nights and 1 (one) Relief


The program provides crisis services including 15 short-term respite beds, in-person and 24-hour telephone support, information and referral; crisis assessment, counselling; and 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 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, quality, adaptability, availability and dignity with sensitivity to the issues related to mental health, substance use, 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, addictions and/or crisis settings.  Must have an ability to adapt interventions using an intersectional approach.  Fluency in a 2nd language is an asset.  CPR certification or willingness to be certified is required.  If applying to FT Nights position - Must be willing to work twelve hour rotating night shifts and alternate weekends.


Please forward cover letter and resume quoting job number BC-11-19 (for FT Nights) or BC-12-19 (for Relief) by December 2nd, 2019 to:

Pauline O’Brien, Clinical Manager – Barrett Centre

Email address:

Or by fax to: 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 on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877 ex 2265 or

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