Website Humber River Hospital
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.
- 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
- 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.
Company: Humber River Hospital
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Application Deadline: N/A
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