Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future
Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. With the opening of our new facility, North America’s first fully digital hospital, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Child and Youth Worker to join our Mental Health & Addictions team to provide temporary system navigation and counselling support to patients and their families to successfully re-integrate into the community.
Hours of work: Must be able to work Monday thru Friday 8 hour days and evenings.
Hourly Rate Range: $31.64 - $37.89
Employee Group: OPSEU 590
Assists children and youth up to 19 years of age with mental health and addiction challenges to transition from the hospital to the community
Accepts referrals that meet eligibility criteria from the inpatient, outpatient, and urgent care clinic programs
Engages clients and families by quickly establishing therapeutic rapport
Identifies and coordinates community services to support patients and families’ mental health needs within their daily environment including school, home, employment, legal, and other community domains.
Utilizes strong case management and advocacy skills, with extensive knowledge of community mental health resources with the Northwest OHT
Possesses advanced clinical skills with children, youth and families with expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing
Implements and evaluates behavioral management strategies as determined by the treatment team
Prioritizes demands effectively to balance the complex needs of patients and families
Facilitates the initial meeting with the patient and new service provider
Assess and documents ongoing assessment of mental status, and communicates findings with community partners
Ability to plan and lead psychoeducational therapeutic groups
Conducts risk assessments in the community
Providing cultural specific interventions
Understands the impact of trauma, stigma within the context of culturally sensitive care
Communicates consistently with other mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologist, child and youth workers, social workers, teachers, and nurses.
Approaches patient care with a culturally sensitive, stigma-free and trauma informed lens
Minimum of 5 year+ of recent Mental Health experience required.
Diploma in Child and Youth Work or equivalent from recognized college required.
Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Family Services Act, Criminal Youth Justice Act
Advanced understanding of psychiatric illnesses and treatments, specifically mood/anxiety disorders, adjustment disorder, psychosis, parent/child related issues
Understanding of assessment and treatment needs of a pediatric psychiatric population
Excellent assessment skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team as well as independently
CPR or BCLS certification.
A second language is an asset. Familiarity with cultural groups in catchment area and familiarity with community resources are assets.
OACYC and CPI certification is an asset
Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
Interested applicants are required to submit an Application before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 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 processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.