The Community Support Counsellor--Recovery Support works directly with program clients to support their goal achievement and reintegration into the community. The Community Support Counsellor--Recovery Support works collaboratively with the members of the interdisciplinary early intervention in psychosis team to provide support and advocacy for clients and the friends/families of clients.
Relevant education (e.g. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Certificate, Social Service Worker Diploma, or a degree or diploma in a social-services or health-related field) is required.
Lived experience with the mental health system is a significant asset for this position
Knowledge and experience working in a community-based setting with young people experiencing serious mental health problems
Knowledge and experience with connecting clients to community resources, including: housing, social, financial, educational, vocational, and recreational resources
Knowledge of the unique developmental issues of adolescent/young adult clients and their families
Knowledge and experience working with clients with substance use issues
Knowledge and experience in early intervention in psychosis is an asset
Experience facilitating groups would be an asset
Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational and written skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to model advocacy skills and coach clients to acquire these skills
Ability to work in a collaborative partnership with clients and with the program’s interdisciplinary team
Strong knowledge of and comfort using the public transportation system would be an asset
Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint would be an asset
Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and First Aid/CPR Certification, or willingness to become certified within six months
Some key duties and responsibilities include:
Providing direct care to clients in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, including:
Introducing the program to all clients and ensuring the completion of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN)
Establishing a shared purpose of the recovery support relationship with individual clients based on the client’s goals and needs
Providing psychosocial support, assistance, and accompaniment in the following key areas: housing, finances, transportation, healthy living, and advocacy.
Assisting the interdisciplinary team with client goals related to work, school, volunteering, and recreation/social activities as required.
Developing, implementing and coordinating a peer mentor program that matches mentors with clients/families to engage in activities together that assist with recovery goals
Attending regular program meetings as required
Participating in research and education as required
HOURS OF WORK : Monday - Friday
Union staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to submit their application (ONA & CUPE; with an accompanying resume) to Recruitment before 4 p.m. on the Closing date of the posting.
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