Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

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Newcomer Wellness / Crisis Counsellor

Dec 14, 2018
Various Locations, Ontario
Entry Level

POSITION:

Newcomer Wellness/ Crisis Counsellor (12 month contract maternity leave)

REPORTS TO:

Newcomer Orientation Program Manager

WORK HOURS:

35 hours per week     Start Date January 14th 2019

RATE OF PAY:

$25/hr -$ 27.00/hr

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga East including immigrant settlement, employment, parenting, youth, seniors, community dispute resolution and volunteer opportunities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Newcomer Wellness Counsellor is responsible to provide timely crisis assessment, evidence-informed crisis intervention, information and referral, and brief supportive counselling to newcomer families, refugees and youth. Clients are newcomers to Canada and may be experiencing emotional distress, PTSD, a mental health crisis, and/or seeking information on available resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide evidence-informed crisis intervention and brief supportive counselling to newcomers, refugees and/or youth who are experiencing a crisis
    • Manage interactions with clients who encounter problems and crises while adjusting to life in Canada.
    • Develop holistic crisis plans and implement crisis management strategies in partnership with clients
    • Utilize a resource referral database to provide information and referral assistance to clients
    • Provide support and follow-up post crisis
    • Plan and facilitate group information sessions
    • Liaise with community partners to support clients’ recovery and reintegration into society
    • Form positive relationships with social services and mental health agencies to build an effective delivery of crisis service in the community
    • Facilitate a women's support group bi-weekly
    • Maintain accurate and appropriate record-keeping/documentation of client files

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in health services, social services, counselling, psychology or related subjects.
  • Experience facilitating support groups
  • One year working experience with crisis intervention and newcomer mental health
  • At least one year working experience with newcomers, refugees and youths
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Proven ability in crisis assessment and facilitating resolution of clients with efficient information-gathering and problem solving skills
  • Diplomatic, courteous, empathetic, professional and able to work well in stressful situations and maintain professional demeanor.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, database and Internet. iCARE database experience an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English. Second language is an asset
  • A criminal reference check is required

 Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter quoting reference number 018-033 by Dec 14, 2018 to:

Human Resources Officer

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

Email: 

recruiting@dixiebloor.ca

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre is an equal opportunity employer

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