Crisis Response Workers
Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch
Thunder Bay, ON

The Crisis Response Worker will assist individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to resume community functioning. Specific responsibilities include information and referral assistance, crisis assessment, interventions and supports, brief crisis counseling and on-site crisis intervention. In addition, you will be part of a team assisting individuals to access mental health specialists and/or hospitals and to coordinate referrals, linkages and follow-up to appropriate community support services.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting individuals experiencing mental health crisis to resume community functioning
  • Information and referral assistance
  • crisis assessment, crisis interventions and supports
  • Brief telephone crisis counseling and on-site crisis intervention provided in a person’s home or other community setting
  • Intervention and stabilization support in a residential setting using a recovery-focused approach
  • Being part of a team assisting individuals to access mental health specialists and/or hospitals and to coordinate referrals, linkages, and follow-up to appropriate community support services

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in the Health or Human Services Field.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a good knowledge of community mental health and other social service resources and possess skills and experience in crisis assessment, intervention strategies, and crisis counselling/support.

Applicants must be available for shift work on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and on short notice. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle. Police Clearance Certificate is required. Ability to speak French considered an asset.

For more information on this ad, please visit: _https://thunderbay.cmha.ca/news/
_Applications please include a resume, cover letter and 3 work related references

CMHA Thunder Bay is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including those with a lived experience, members of visible minorities, indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Casual