#435-21 Crisis Intervention Worker, Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team, Full Time, Huron Perth
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
Stratford, ON, Canada
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POSTING DATE: July 20, 2021                                                                                                       POSTING #: 435-21 (ONA/OPSEU)
EXPIRY DATE: July 27, 2021

                                                                           HURON PERTH HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE
                                                                                         NOTICE OF VACANCY

POSITION: Crisis Intervention Worker
Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team
(Registered Nurse OR Occupational Therapist OR Social Worker)

POSITION SUMMARY: Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team provides a coordinated, comprehensive 24 hour per day, 7 day a week program in the Huron Perth district. The Crisis Intervention Worker will provide assessment, counselling and resource information to clients experiencing crisis situations via telephone counselling and face-to-face assessments. Community education will also be provided. Travel to all 8 emergency departments in Huron and Perth counties, physician offices and schools to complete crisis assessments and initiate short term counselling required. Travel to client’s home, community sites with police services to complete assessments as required, 24/7. Staff will be expected to work from both Huron and Perth offices in this position.

REPORTS TO: Manager, Outpatient Mental Health

DATE REQUIRED: As soon as possible

- Masters or Bachelor degree in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Registered Nurse
- Current registration with a regulated college in Ontario, such as OCSWSSW, OSPT, CNO
- Current licensure with appropriate college or association
- Extensive knowledge of the Recovery Principles and Recovery Model
- Completion of Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training
- Certification in Brief Solutions Focused Therapy
- Completion of Suicide Training Program
- Completion of a Crisis Intervention Certificate Program
- Completion of Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training
- Current CPR certification

- Recent progressive clinical experience with individuals with serious mental illness and/or addictions in a health care setting and/or community based setting
- Recent experience in responding to crisis situations with a variety of individuals in the community and hospital setting

- Demonstrated knowledge of issues faced by individuals in acute mental health/addiction distress and by individuals with severe mental health illness.
- Knowledge of community services and mental health, addiction treatment and support programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge and competence in the application of treatment modalities to support individuals with serious mental illness and/or addiction
- Knowledge of mental health reform and values, principles of recovery, Mental Health Act, PHIPPA, Health care consent Act and Public Hospitals Act.
- Demonstrated ability to independently conduct formal mental health and addiction assessment, short term crisis counseling and referral
- Ability to identify and mobilize resources in crisis situations. To act confidently and independently in the formulation of future interventions and to appreciate the client’s role in decision making, where appropriate.
- Personal transportation and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license.
- Auto endorsement insurance for the purposes of patient transportation
- Demonstrated ability to complete treatment plans and crisis plans with the client, community partners and colleagues.
- Ability and willingness to travel to clients’ homes, independently or in the company of local police services to complete assessments and to independently provide assessment to local ER physicians and physicians in offices when required.
- Self-directed, motivated team player with a commitment to ongoing professional development and client and family centred care

Please be advised that we are no longer accepting emailed or paper-based resumes. Please submit a complete resume by visiting our job opportunities page on our website: www.hpha.ca

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. We know that we are strengthened by a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to: Indigenous persons, visible minorities, persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities, persons who identify as women and persons of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources for Assistance.



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