COMMUNITY OUTREACH SUPPORT WORKER

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Community Connections: Housing and Support
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SUPPORT WORKER
12 Month Full-Time Contract Position: 37.5 hours per Week
Location: Owen Sound

Community Connections is a program of HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services. The program is funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide housing and support for adults recovering from serious mental illness.
We are inviting applications for a temporary full-time (37.5 hours per week) Community Outreach Support Worker with the Central Team of Community Connections Housing and Support, which is located in Owen Sound.
Position duties include assessment and treatment planning, supportive counselling, crisis intervention, case management and one-to-one and group supports for independent living. The position involves mild to moderate physical activity, including the provision of practical assistance to clients in household management and maintenance tasks. The position may require some evening and weekend work. The position is now available.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• 3-year Diploma or Degree in applied health or social sciences (i.e. Social Work, Psychology, Nursing) with a focus on recovery-oriented practice psychosocial interventions
• Registration in a professional college is preferred and may become a requirement
• At least three years of recent experience in mental health and addictions services 
• Thorough and practical understanding of mental illness and addictions
• Demonstrated ability to promote and support individual recovery
• Experience related to concurrent disorders would be an asset
• Familiarity with psychotropic medications and experience in assisting clients to manage their medications and their physical health needs
• Demonstrated skill in assessment, psychosocial rehabilitation, supportive counselling
• Training and skill regarding motivational interviewing and crisis intervention
• Excellent communication, organizational and relationship skills
• Strong team skills and ability to work well with community and professional groups
• A good sense of humour and the ability to work well under pressure
• Proficiency in use of personal computers for email, data entry and word processing
• Must have a valid driver’s licence and daily use of a personal vehicle
• An up to date Criminal Records Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening

HopeGreyBruce is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We welcome employment applications from people with disabilities and provide accommodation upon request during the recruitment and selection process.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed résumé, including their salary expectations, to:
   
Janet Hilts, Human Resources Manager
HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addictions Services
      1101 2nd Avenue East
      Owen Sound ON   N4K 2J1
      Email: jhilts@hopegb.org Application Deadline: June 25, 2018 

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