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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU)

Full Time Temporary
12 hour days/nights/weekends
$37.173 to $47.091 per hour

Full Time Temporary, until approximately March 22nd, 2019

The Mental Health & Addictions Program is redeveloping its Mental Health Emergency Services! We are implementing a new model of care in our Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU) adjacent to the emergency room to assist with improving patient care and flow. We are seeking staff who are passionate about mental health care and who embrace working in a new, growing and changing clinical environment where roles and responsibilities are evolving to better meet the needs of our patients in this new model of care.

The Crisis Worker will be expected to perform ongoing assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for all clients. You will liaise with other services internal and external to St. Joe's in order to coordinate care for patients. You will be able to work with patients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the quality improvement activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient's response to therapeutic interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, addiction issues, recovery and severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional client centered care plans. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, promotes dignity and respect, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements. These positions involve shift rotation and weekend work.

Qualifications include:

1. Masters Degree in Social Work or Psychology required.
2. Registration in good standing with relevant regulatory college.
3. Minimum 2 years working in an acute mental health setting.
4. Sound knowledge of community mental health and housing resources.
5. Sound assessment skills.
6. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required.
7. Demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour.
8. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary.
9. Computer literacy is required.
10. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.
11. Crisis intervention experience preferred.
12. Sound knowledge of the Mental Health field, including DSM V classifications and pertinent legislation.
13. Comfortable working in an interdisciplinary team setting.
14. Comfortable working with a broad range of client groups and their families/support group.
15. Able to function well under pressure and in a fluid environment.
16. Satisfactory attendance record

How To Apply

If you are interested and qualified for this position, we invite you to send us your resume by one of the following methods.

  1. Upload your resume using the form below. Please note that only PDF or Word Documents may be uploaded.
  2. Email your resume to hrjob@stjoestoronto.ca. To be properly considered for a position, both the job title and department to which you are applying, must appear in the subject line of your email. Please note, St. Joseph’s Health Centre recommends using our resume uploader as a more secure means of transmission of your personal details. While we accept resume submissions from personal email accounts as well, we cannot ensure the security of submissions sent via third-party email providers.

In support of persons' with disabilities, St. Joseph's Health Centre asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if contacted for an interview/testing, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). If you require assistance in completing a job application due to a disability please contact Human Resources directly at 416-530-6460.

Current St. Joseph's Health Centre employees who wish to apply for the above position must submit an electronic transfer request to Human Resources.

Electronic transfer requests can be submitted internally by choosing the position from this link, clicking "APPLY NOW", and completing the form. To access the Electronic Transfer Request system from outside the Health Centre, please click on the "For Staff" section of this site, found in the top right corner, and log-in to Access SJNet. Postings are located under the Human Resources Section of SJNet.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

All personal information collected through the St. Joseph’s Health Centre application and hiring process will be used for the purposes of determining suitability for the role to which you have applied.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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