Crisis Response Workers

CMHA Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, ON

Crisis Response Workers
1 Full-time (12 month contract-80hours/two weeks)
Casual Positions (permanent-variable hours)
Start Dates: As Soon As Possible
An opportunity for new graduates to work in an exciting and
rewarding position supporting individuals in the community
experiencing a mental health crisis.
Key Responsibilities:
a) assisting individuals experiencing mental health crisis to resume
community functioning
b) information and referral assistance
c) crisis assessment
d) crisis interventions and supports
e) brief telephone crisis counseling and on-site crisis intervention
provided in a person’s home or other community setting
f) Intervention and stabilization support in a residential setting using
a recovery-focused approach
g) 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 should include: a post-secondary degree or diploma in
the health or human services field. Applicants should demonstrate a
willingness to learn and actively participate in an extensive training
program provided in the Crisis Response program. Applicants should also
possess thorough knowledge of community mental health, addictions
and other social service resources. The incumbent shall also have
excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Applicants must have extensive availability. Applicants must be
available for shift work on weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and on
short notice. Ability to speak French is considered an asset. Applicants
must have a valid driver’s license, $2 million vehicle insurance liability
and use of a reliable vehicle. Police Clearance Certificate is required.
Closing Date: April 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Applications, including cover letter and 3 work related references can
be e-mailed to:
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,
Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.