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Case Worker

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2020.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Case Worker (Child & Youth Worker/Counsellor)
General Psychiatry/ Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Position Description
The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a part-time, permanent Case Worker (Child and Youth Worker/Counsellor) to work on the NEW General Psychiatry/ Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit with a focus on Transitional Age Youth. Reporting to the Manager, you will be part of an inter-professional team and responsible for providing a range of specialized services to youth between the ages of 18 and 29 years. This is an exciting and unique professional opportunity! You will help contribute to development of new programming and clinical processes as well as help to shape the team values and charter.

The CYC/caseworkers’ duties will include client and environmental assessments, patient care planning, intervention and care delivery, patient support toward goal achievement, care evaluation, family support, and development and facilitation of groups and other programming. Your role will include supporting evidence based models of care and programming, such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The role will be familiar with and supportive of program and CAMH policies and processes. Your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, mental status and risk assessments, and understand stages of development. In your role, you will provide quality clinical documentation, engage in effective communication, and promote positive working relationships with other team members. You will have knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention, mental health and addiction issues, trauma-informed care, recovery, and family-informed care. 

As a member of an inter-professional treatment team, you will work collaboratively and contribute discipline specific knowledge, skills and services to the team. You will contribute to the organization and optimal function of the inpatient unit, and activities such as unit/program development. You will assume an active role in maintaining both dynamic and static safety and security elements of the unit. You will be required to accompany clients off site for passes, medical clearance and for any other transfers/appointments as deemed necessary. You will support student and volunteer placements, and will support the program’s evaluation and research activities. You will value and engage in self-reflection and continuous learning. Your role will include support to clients in transition to other services and you will liaise with other services at CAMH and with community agencies, as required, to coordinate care for clients. You will sustain positive working relationships with internal and external partners. Supervision of Child and Youth professional students is expected. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position involves day and night shift rotation, including weekend shifts. This position is located at the Mood and Anxiety Inpatient Unit at CAMH’s Queen St. site at 1001 Queen St. West prior to moving to the new inpatient unit at the Crisis and Critical Care Building on the same campus.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have a three (3) year College Diploma in Child and Youth Care combined with two (2) years of related experience. Membership in the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors in good standing is required. Experience with mood and anxiety and/or concurrent disorders is an asset. You will have experience dealing with complex and challenging youth, and possess the ability to intervene in critical clinical situations. Strong skills in group facilitation, assessment, intake, individual support and working with families are necessary. Knowledge of best practice and evidence-based addictions and mental health treatment models is essential. Skills in motivational interviewing are an asset. Experience working in an interprofessional environment with youth is required. You will possess strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in an interprofessional team environment and superior communication skills (verbal and written). Demonstrated ability, knowledge and skills in concurrent disorders, clinical assessment and treatment, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, family-centered care, and evidence based treatment models. Experience in developing and delivering training workshops and contribute to capacity building initiatives would be extremely desirable. Computer literacy is required. You will have the ability to work with and provide culturally competent service to individuals of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset. All applicants offered and accepting employment must complete a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of the satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check.

Please Note: These two (2) part-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $28.48 – $34.04 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.