Community Mental Health Counsellor
JOB TITLE: FULL-TIME COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLOR
JOB REF NO: 64-2018
DEPT: RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COUNSELLING
SITE: FORT FRANCES, ON
UNION / NON: NON-UNION
- Baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW) or equivalent education acceptable to the employer.
- Registered with College of Social Work or College of Psychotherapy to practise Psychotherapy
- Knowledge of professional values and ethics, theory and established practices of community treatment and competency in primary clinical practice, including: assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention skills.
- Knowledge of family systems and family dynamics and skill in working with families is an asset.
- Knowledge of community systems and resources for the purpose of networking and collaborating with other services
- Ability to operate computer software packages required for effective information management.
- Ability to demonstrate expertise in the field of Mental Health and Addictions.
- Ability to work autonomously with limited need for supervision.
- Possession of a valid driver`s license.
- Understanding of diversity as it affects different populations and service delivery, including, but not limited to: gender, sexual identity, ethnic, First Nations, spirituality, and racial issues.
- Dependable, competent and continued ability to carry out responsibilities
- Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ rights and responsibilities.
- Physically capable of performing the essential duties of the job.
- To assist in meeting the stabilization and safety needs of clients and to enable them to work towards the goal of recovery in mental health and addictions.
- To provide accessible, welcoming, integrated, and therapeutic services to individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues.
- To establish a comprehensive approach to intervention services through a process of entry, assessment/ referral, community treatment and the appropriate use of specialized resources.
- To provide community engagement and development through health promotion and prevention initiatives with community partners.