St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Mental Health Worker Full Time in Hamilton, ON

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Branch Hamilton ON CA

Mental Health Worker
Hamilton, ON

And service and program evaluation. This includes care within SJHH and/ or community-based services. The role of the Mental Health Worker is to respond to youth…

The primary responsibility of the Mental Health Worker will be to contribute to the achievement of the following core program functions: engagement and relationship-building; intake and screening; specialized assessment; care planning, clinical intervention and follow up; transition support, system navigation, advocacy and referral; consultation, education and support; program and system development; and service and program evaluation.

The role of the Mental Health Worker is to respond to youth who are experiencing significant mental health and addictions concerns who are transitioning from child/youth services into adult services.

The Mental Health Worker also ensures transitioning youth access the right care in a timely manner. This includes care within SJHH and/ or community-based services.

• Degree/diploma in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or a degree in related health or social science field (e.g. psychology)
• Demonstrated knowledge and practiced skills in working with transitional aged youth with significant and complex mental health and addiction difficulties
• Knowledge of and experience with youth-specific clinical interventions and approaches (eg. youth engagement and youth-centered care) an asset and highly recommended
• Minimum 3-5 years experience in a comparable role working with the defined population ( e.g. youth with complex mental health and addictions concerns)
• Demonstrated knowledge and practiced skills in engaging multiple community partners to support the defined population
• P roven ability to perform comprehensive mental health and addiction assessment and establish rapport with target population ( e.g. youth with complex mental illness and/or addiction) in various scenarios
• Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution and crisis intervention
• Demonstrated health-teaching and knowledge translation skills in the target population
• Advocacy, system navigation, and networking skills are critical
• Understanding of the use of psychotropic medications in youth, psychiatric diagnosis and formulation of a mental health assessment
• Knowledge of engagement strategies and proven ability to engage marginalized youth is critical
• Knowledge of both the child/youth mental health & addictions sector and the adult mental health & addictions sector
• Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with a interdisciplinary team and other agencies/organizations in the community
• Thorough understanding of the issues impacting transitional aged youth from a social determinants of health perspective
• Ability and willingness to travel (e.g. be mobile) and work in various settings/environments throughout the day (e.g. office, community, home, etc)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and able to prioritize work demands
• Basic computer ability/knowledge is required ( e.g. typing assessments and data entry)


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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-15
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