OverviewWinnipeg Health Region Forensic Program Support Worker-Forensic Mental Health Program Temporary in Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Health Region
Branch Winnipeg MB CA
Forensic Program Support Worker-Forensic Mental Health Program
The Forensic Program Support Worker is responsible for supporting risk management plans, rehabilitative and supportive functions including community…
The Forensic Program Support Worker will assist in carrying out community reintegration plans with the input of the Forensic Mental Health Program, Selkirk Mental Health Center Forensic Program, Youth Forensic Psychiatry Program, the Criminal Code Review Board and Manitoba Justice Prosecutions. The Forensic Program Support Worker is responsible for supporting risk management plans, rehabilitative and supportive functions including community reintegration, skill building/enhancement, creation and maintenance of formal and informal support networks, provide applicable accurate information and consultation with families as related to skill building/enhancement and development of supports. The ability to build and sustain relationships with high risk youth and adults is desired. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history is desired. Knowledge of appropriate community resources to support identified intervention activities is desired.
- University or College education in human services, other related disciplines, or high school diploma and related training.
- A minimum of two years of related experience with people with mental health issues.
- Excellent time management, organizational, prioritization and decision making skills.
- Knowledge of and experience in working with individuals involved within the Forensic Mental Health System and the Criminal Justice System.
- Demonstrated skills and competence to establish supportive, trusting relationships with stakeholders.
- Skills in assessing, planning, development and coordination of services related to involvement with the Forensic System, the Criminal Justice System and recovery.
- Demonstrate flexibility, creativity and be an enthusiastic team member.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Effective networking and agency relations skills.
- Knowledge and an acceptable level of expertise in the risk factors associated with risk to self and/or others, crisis intervention, service coordination and community consultation.
- Able to use problem resolution skills to handle sensitive and complex issues related to multiple service involvement and interdisciplinary teams within the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems.
- Evening and weekend work will be required.
- Requires a valid driver’s license and a vehicle.
This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.
Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment and/or to provide evidence of educational achievements.
Any application/resume received after the deadline closing date will be marked late and not included in the competition.
Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-22