Mental Health Adult Outreach Worker -Contract – December 2019 – March 2020

Reports to the Chief Operating Officer

Salary Range: $50,000 – $53,000

INTRODUCTION:

The MH Adult Outreach Worker will provide case management supports for adults ages 18+ experiencing mental health and addictions issues to access other health and wellness services; this assists in bridging the transition between various services.  This role will provide supports and services to the Hamilton community, assisting clients to access care that meets their goals and needs. This role will work with both western and Indigenous services providers to help adults, caregivers, and their families to better navigate mental health and addictions services, and manage mental health and addictions issues; all working towards improving patient outcomes.  Community visits, one on one support, adult groups, and cultural activities will be provided through this program both independently and in partnership with the Mental Health Team, health center, and external partners.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·  Knowledge and ability to integrate wholistic, strength and evidence-based practice into the planning and evaluation of client and program intervention from a trauma informed lens

·  Experience  in mental health and substance use treatment planning; therapeutic interventions, life skills training, coaching, advocacy and support to clients and their caregivers/family

·  Knowledge of community resources, specifically Indigenous programs and services in Hamilton and surrounding area;

·  Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, customs and traditions; history of colonization and intergenerational traumas impacting the health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples.

·  Knowledge of mental health and addictions counselling models, techniques, modalities and approaches.

·  Knowledge and understanding of pathways of care for various mental health and addictions issues.

·  Possesses self-awareness and engages in self-care techniques.

·  Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

·  Possess excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.

Candidate Qualifiers:

·  Post secondary diploma or degree in social work &/or concurrent disorders or related field

·  Sound computer and documentation (manual/computer based) skills.

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·  Experience in Mental Health & Addictions

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre has developed a compensation philosophy that will allow the organization to retain, motivate and develop talented people who share our values and contribute to our success.