Winnipeg Health Region Service Coordinator – Mental Health Court – Assertive Community Treatment (SCT) Team Temporary in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Service Coordinator – Mental Health Court – Assertive Community Treatment (SCT) Team
Winnipeg, MB

Provides ongoing problem solving, side by side services, skill training, supervision and environmental adaptations to assist program participants with…

Position # 20015825

HRSS # INC000002618522

*This position may require evening and weekend work.

**Preference will be given to individuals who are qualified Nurses and certified as RPN, BN, BScPN.


Under the clinical direction of the Manager – CMH Forensic Services and the Psychiatrist, and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the incumbent is responsible for the assessment, planning, development and coordination of treatment, rehabilitation and support services provided to clients. Note: The incumbent may be designated to function on the team as the nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist or spiritual care provider depending upon his/her education, skills and experience.

The objective of the Mental Health Court is to provide an alternative to mainstream adult criminal court for persons charged with a criminal offence(s) and who are assessed as having a severe and pervasive mental illness and to ensure, where they have been detained in custody, their matters are brought before the court in a timely manner so they can access appropriate supports and services.


-BSW, BSc.MH, BSc.PN, BMR, BN, OT, RPN, or related health/human service degree.

-Minimum of four years related community experience working with people with serious and persistent psychiatric disabilities.

-A combination of institution and community experience may be considered.

-Working knowledge of treatment, rehabilitation and support in mental health.

-Skills in assessing, planning, developing and coordinating services.

-Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of: co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders; psychosocial rehabilitation; clinical risk management; a range of therapeutic modalities; and recovery, empowerment and assertive engagement required.

-Experience working with or in the Criminal Justice System an asset.

-Excellent organizational and time management skills required.

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

-Ability to use problem resolution skills when handling sensitive and complex issues related to multiple service involvement.

-Familiarity with electronic working environment.

-Ability to work flexible hours.

-Vehicle and driver’s license required.

-Licensure/registration as per profession designation required.


-assesses needs and provides interventions on the basis of a client-centered rehabilitation plan.

-conducts comprehensive assessment of client including mental health status, use of drugs or alcohol, education and employment, social development and functioning, family structure and relationships, activities of daily living, spirituality, physical health and risk.

-provides direct clinical services to program participants on an individual, group, and family basis in community settings and in the office.

-implements a plan for skill and resource development.

-monitors progress in the community in relation to stated client goals and objectives.

-responds to crisis and maintains established treatment goals.

-assesses crisis situations and provides immediate attention to resolve situations satisfactorily.

-monitors mental health status and substance use status.

-records changes in signs, symptoms and usage.

-reports change in status to associated treatment personnel.

-carries out provisions of the Mental Health Act pertaining to involuntary examination/admission to a psychiatric facility.

-collaborates with other systems, organizations and individuals from hospital and the community in order to optimize provision of services to clients.

-pursues case management activities independently and in concert with other team members, professionals, agencies and groups.

-monitors the quality of care and/or supervision clients receive from resources.

-identifies problems and possible solutions for resource use.

-collaborates with the appropriate individuals to improve services.

-teaches symptom management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication.

-promotes personal growth and development by assisting program participants to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.

-delivers medications to participants as scheduled.

-provides ongoing problem solving, side by side services, skill training, supervision and environmental adaptations to assist program participants with activities of daily living.

-assists and supports program participants to carry out personal hygiene and grooming tasks.

-facilitates nutrition education, meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation.

-supports program participants with the performance of household activities.

-facilitates the development of money management skills and assists program participants in accessing financial services.

-provides individual supportive therapy, social skills development and assertiveness training to increase program participants’ social and interpersonal activities in community setting.

-facilitates program participants to develop natural support networks.

-participates in providing various substance abuse and treatment services, e.g. harm reduction strategies.

-participates in providing rehabilitation services, e.g. employment.

-provides service coordination for assigned program participants including:

  • assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall recovery goals and plans in conjunction with the treatment team.
  • educates and supports program participants’ families, and other service providers, and advocating for their rights and preferences.
  • consults and collaborates with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment, rehabilitation and support process (including Public Trustee and EIA).
  • participates in treatment, rehabilitation, and support services with all program participants as assigned in Recovery Plans.
  • organizes and leads individual and group activities to enrich program participants’ life around social, recreational, employment, and other activities to structure program participant’s time, increase experiences and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback and support.

-participates in ongoing service development, including teaching other service providers, students, and residents who will be rotating through the program on work placements.

-contributes to the development and maintenance of effective, collaborative team work by giving and receiving both consultations and back-up support; providing and receiving constructive feedback to and from colleagues; supporting and validating other team members; participating in a peer supervision model; and sharing skills/abilities with other team members.

-documents program participant’s progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures both on the “electronic record” and paper charts in a timely manner.

-participates in identifying needs, planning, development and revision of program practices, and procedures, work tools, resources, team development etc..

-some of Service Coordinators may be asked to lead in the following specialty functions based on their education, experience, team needs and interest: Nurse, Addiction specialist, Vocation specialist, Spirituality specialist, Occupational Therapist, Justice specialist, Family systems specialist

-adheres to all safety and health regulations and safe work practices.

-may be required to perform other duties and functions related to this job description not exceeding above stated skills and capabilities.

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.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more EFT positions greater than 1.0 combined across the WRHA legal entity (Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA Corporate Programs, WRHA Community Health Services). Consider this prior to applying for positions, as Employees in this situation cannot be awarded an additional position that will put them over full-time (1.0 EFT).

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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