Child Youth Worker

Website Humber River Hospital

Job Description:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists children and youth up to 19 years of age with mental health and addiction challenges to transition from the hospital to the community
  • Providing cultural specific interventions
  • Possesses advanced clinical skills with children, youth and families with expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing
  • 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.
  • Utilizes strong case management and advocacy skills, with extensive knowledge of community mental health resources with the Northwest OHT
  • Implements and evaluates behavioral management strategies as determined by the treatment team
  • Prioritizes demands effectively to balance the complex needs of patients and families
  • Identifies and coordinates community services to support patients and families’ mental health needs within their daily environment including school, home, employment, legal, and ot her community domains.
  • Accepts referrals that meet eligibility criteria from the inpatient, outpatient, and urgent care clinic programs
  • Ability to plan and lead psychoeducational therapeutic groups
  • Assess and documents ongoing assessment of mental status, and communicates findings with community partners
  • Facilitates the initial meeting with the patient and new service provider
  • Engages clients and families by quickly establishing therapeutic rapport
  • Approaches patient care with a culturally sensitive, stigma-free and trauma informed lens
  • Conducts risk assessments in the community

Job Requirements:

  • CPI certification is an asset
  • An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred
  • A second language is an asset. Familiarity with cultural groups in catchment area and familiarity with community resources are assets.
  • CPR or BCLS certification.
  • Understanding of assessment and treatment needs of a pediatric psychiatric population
  • Advanced understanding of psychiatric illnesses and treatments, specifically mood/anxiety disorders, adjustment disorder, psychosis, parent/child related issues
  • Diploma in Child and Youth Work or equivalent from recognized college required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of 5 year+ of recent Mental Health experience required.
  • OACYC membership required
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team as well as independently
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Family Services Act, Criminal Youth Justice Act
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
  • Excellent assessment skills.

Job Details:

Company: Humber River Hospital

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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