The Mental Health Support Worker position is funded by the Region of Peel. Reporting to the Manager of Settlement Services, the worker’s primary responsibility will to counsel individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. The Mental Health Support Worker will help individuals, particularly those on social assistance or who are refugee claimants, deal with stress, problems with self-esteem; with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.
The scope of the role includes but not limited to providing effective mental health support intervention to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, responding to referrals and providing timely assessment, intervention and assistance in accessing or referring to internal or external community resources.
To be considered for this role, you must have a degree/diploma in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work (or equivalent), and be registered with a Professional College and/or Canadian Counselling Association.
3. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
i. Provide evidence-informed mental well-being and suicide prevention support, and supportive counselling to clients and their families who are in emotional distress.
ii. Conduct assessments of clients in accordance to program policies & procedures.
iii. Outreach and promotion of services to the target group.
iv. Counsels clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients.
v. Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies to deal with their problems. Encourages clients to express their feelings and to discuss what is happening in their lives and helps them develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
vi. Liaise with community support and partners (i.e. mental health service providers,) for client’s recovery and reintegration into the society, work with families, crisis intervention/prevention, advocacy, referrals to other services etc.
vii. Develop and implement best crisis management strategies in partnership with clients.
viii. Maintaining files and keeping information current
Please submit resume and cover letter by September 20, 2023 to the Hiring Committee at:
PMC appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
PMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.