Full-time, Fixed term,
The University of Ottawa Health Services Family Health Team (UOHS FHT) is a dynamic group of physicians, allied health care professionals, and support staff dedicated to improving the health of our student population and inner city community through a patient centered interdisciplinary team approach focused on prevention, early intervention programs and several specialized chronic disease programs.
The primary focus for the Mental Health Worker will be the provision of counseling, advocacy and support services for patients and their families.
As a team member in the UOHS FHT, you will:
Use best practices and innovative approaches to provide client-centered services including assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation services maintaining an average workload of 5-6 patients/day;
Provide crisis intervention and liaison with other service providers to support patient stability and recovery;
Provide ongoing evaluation and revision of patient’s progress/goals;
Provide direct assistance with symptom management, employment, social relations and/or activities of daily living;
Areas of competency in this role include depression, trauma, anxiety disorders, and cognitive behaviour techniques, parenting problems, substance abuse and other social problems.
Works collaboratively with the patients’ primary care provider and other members of the health care team to address the patients’ mental health and overall health care needs.
Master’s degree in counselling or relevant post graduate studies in counselling
Bilingual (French and English)
Registered member in good standing with the professional association
Demonstrated in depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications, and associated side effects
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services and individuals, increasing awareness of services and establishes rapport with persons living with serious mental illness
Ability to work in a computerized environment
A minimum of 2 year experience providing mental health services in a community or primary health care setting preferably as a mental health case manager