Employment Opportunities

Please forward Cover Letters and Resumes to Human Resources at:

Mail: Human Resources – Frontenac Community Mental Health Services,
372 King Street West, Kingston ON   K7L 2X4  
Fax: 544-5804  
Email: hr@fcmhs.ca  
 

Court Support Worker
1 Full-time Contract Position
Up to 12 months

 Job Summary:

The Court Support Worker works across the mental health and judiciary system to assist in reducing and preventing the involvement of individuals 16 years or older with a serious mental illness in the criminal justice system. The incumbent provides mental health support and triage, facilitates mental health diversion for eligible individuals, consultation services, short-term limited case management services. Consultation and support is also provided to family members, friends, legal personnel, health/mental health service providers, and the greater community. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency, the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, relevant legislation and are aligned with the Southeastern District Court Diversion Manual.

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in a health related or human services field

  • Three years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Experience in forensic psychiatry an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply discipline specific principles and practices as they relate to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centred approach

  • Knowledge of the court system and judiciary process

  • Well developed biopsychosocial assessment skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of clients, collaborating across systems

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act and other relevant legislation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to project an image of impartiality and professionalism

  • Well developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating how you became aware
of this vacancy and quoting Competition Number 2008-34 by August 13, 2008

 

Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Human Resources Coordinator
1 Full - time Contract Position
Up to one year
 

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, this position is responsible for the provision of knowledgeable advice and services required to coordinate the recruitment & selection, and training & development of clinical and administrative staff, volunteers and placement students.  The Human Resources Coordinator utilizes human resources best-practices and established policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to relevant legislation.  In addition, the incumbent participates in other departmental activities such as compensation, workplace health and safety, communication and related projects.  All services are provided in accordance with the mission, vision and established policies and protocols of the Agency.

 

Qualifications:

  • Three year community college diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources Management

  • Three years progressively responsible experience supporting and carrying out recruitment and selection, compensation, and training and development preferably in a community based health care environment

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply human resources best practices

  • Knowledge of applicable legislation such as, but not limited to, Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, etc.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent customer service, client relations focus with demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with sensitive situations and confidential information with diplomacy, tact and sound judgment

  • Detail oriented with demonstrated editing and proof-reading skills

  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and observe deadlines

  • Ability to compile, prepare and maintain detailed records and reports accurately and efficiently

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of an integrated human resources/payroll system, database,  word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and communication computer applications; MS Office preferred

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume quoting
Competition Number 2008-29 by August 11, 2008

Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Residential Case Manager
1 Full - time Ongoing Position

Job Summary:

The Residential Case Manager works as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing case management services to individuals with a serious mental illness who are living in the residential program. Under the direction of the Team Manager, works in close partnership with acute care hospitals and community service agencies to provide assessment, intervention and follow-up services to adults, 16-years of age and older, incorporating the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. The Residential Case Manager is responsible for providing services to approximately 20 individuals on an ongoing basis. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency.

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in a health care or social service related discipline and unrestricted registration with the relevant regulatory body, if applicable

  • Three years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Pharmacology training required

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Experience working within a case management model, preferred

  • Forensic and addictions experience an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply discipline specific principles and practices to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centred approach

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Knowledge of issues related to addictions and forensics an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles

  • Knowledge of and ability to incorporate best practices in community support for individuals living with a serious mental illness

  • Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of emergency mental health and crisis stabilization

  • Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume quoting
Competition Number 2008-28 by August 1, 2008

 Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Relief Residential Housing Support Worker
2 Positions

Job Summary:

The Housing Support Worker functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide ongoing side-by-side in-house and community support, life skills teaching and stabilization for individuals living with serious mental illness within the high support residential program. Working collaboratively with individuals, family members, team members, treatment team members and other service providers, the incumbent provides services within a 24/7 supportive housing model, incorporating the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, aiming for individual self-sufficiency. Other supports may also be provided including family education, advocacy, crisis intervention and organization of immediate community resources. All services are provided incorporating the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency.

 

Qualifications:

  • Two or three year college Diploma in health sciences, human services or related program

  • Pharmacology training

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Two years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Experience in forensics and addictions an asset

  • Understanding of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Knowledge of supportive housing best practices for individuals living with a serious mental illness

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation such as the Residential Tenancies / Care Homes Act

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals

  • Demonstrated ability to develop therapeutic rapport with individuals living with a serious mental illness

  • Well developed assessment, crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to work rotating shift work and weekends

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

  

Please submit a cover letter and resume quoting
Competition Number 2008-33 by August 7, 2008

 Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Vocational Coordinator
1 Full-time Contract Position
(Up to 7 months)

Job Summary:

The Vocational Coordinator will utilize knowledge of and the ability to apply the standards, principles of vocational rehabilitation using best practices, for individuals who live with a serious mental illness, utilizing a psychosocial rehabilitation approach to address the work-illness dichotomy. The incumbent provides a full spectrum of vocational services providing assessment, counseling and training to individuals in order to assist in making sound choices and securing and maintaining employment and vocational opportunities within the community. The focus of this position will be to work with the Frontenac community to develop community employment and vocational initiatives ensuring that practices are consistent with the relevant legislation to protect the equity and freedom from discrimination rights of individuals with a serious mental illness. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the agency.   

 

Qualifications:

  • Three-year human services college diploma and post-graduate training in career development or vocational rehabilitation OR two-year community college diploma in career development or vocational rehabilitation

  • Minimum of three years experience providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals who are living with a serious mental illness

  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Experience working within Ontario Disability Support Plan system an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  •  Knowledge of and the ability to apply the standards, principles of vocational rehabilitation using best practices, for individuals who live with a serious mental illness, utilizing a client-centered approach

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of vocational assessment and counseling skills in both group and individual learning environments

  • Demonstrated understanding of mental illness, symptoms and medications and the potential impact on vocation

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply psychosocial rehabilitation principles

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Employment Standards Act, and other relevant legislation and the ability to apply these to ensure employment equity and freedom from discrimination for persons with mental illness

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively counsel clients to negotiate disability income support systems in a manner that will promote work participation while ensuring financial security

  • Knowledge of and ability  to effectively utilize community resources, vocational and/or educational services to meet the vocational needs of the individual 

  • Well developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage employers, community services, and increasing clients’ awareness of services

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume quoting
Competition Number 2008-32 by August 6, 2008

Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Transitional Case Manager
1 Full-time Contract Position
Up to 16 months

Job Summary:

The Transitional Case Manager works as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing time-limited intensive case management services to individuals who are living with a serious mental illness and who are in conflict or at risk of being in conflict with the law. Under the direction of the Team Manager, works in close partnership with the police services, the court system, the provincial correctional system, acute care hospitals and community service agencies to provide assessment, intervention and follow-up services to adults, 16-years of age and older, incorporating the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. Services to individuals are aimed at decreasing hospital admission rates, number of inpatient days and pressures on the courts and correctional system. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency. This position will also have responsibility to provide services to the Mobile Crisis Team on rotational basis

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in a health related discipline and unrestricted registration with the relevant regulatory body, if applicable

  • Three years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Experience in forensic psychiatry and addictions an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply discipline specific principles and practices to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centred approach

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Knowledge of and the ability to incorporate best practices in community support for individuals living with a serious mental illness

  • Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of emergency mental health and crisis stabilization

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Ability to work evening and weekend shifts periodically

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating how you became aware of
this vacancy and quoting Competition Number 2008-30 by August 5, 2008

Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Assertive Community Treatment Team
Mental Health Worker – Addictions Specialist
1 Full-time Ongoing Position

Job Summary:

The Assertive Community Treatment Team Mental Health Professional / Worker – Addictions Specialist works as a member of a multidisciplinary team carrying out rehabilitation and support functions to facilitate community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery within the context of the ACT model for persons living with a serious mental illness. Services are provided 24-hours a day, 7 days a week in the environment of choice of the individual wherever possible. This incumbent is responsible for coordinating the individualized treatment plan and required services for assigned clients. In addition, the incumbent participates in the comprehensive assessment of clients and shares in the responsibility for addressing the needs of all clients requiring frequent contact. Addictions expertise is shared with other team members in order to assist the individuals with co-occurring addictions and mental health issues. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency, ACTT Program Standards and the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Three year College Diploma or University Degree in a relevant area of health study, along with formal post-graduate training in addictions counseling providing specific knowledge and skill applicable to individuals living with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use  

  • Current unrestricted registration with regulatory body, if applicable

  • Three years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a concurrent disorder, preferably in a community setting

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply addictions evidenced-based practices and procedures as they relate to individuals who live with a concurrent disorder, within a client-centred approach

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Demonstrated bio-psycho-social and health assessment skills

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act and other relevant legislation

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to work weekend and extended hours and shift rotations

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume indicating how you became aware of this
vacancy and quoting Competition Number 2008-31 by August 5, 2008

 Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Residential Registered Nurse
1 Full-time Ongoing Position

Job Summary:

The Residential Registered Nurse works as a member of a multidisciplinary team, independently carrying out treatment, rehabilitation and support functions to facilitate community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery within the context of the supportive housing model for persons living with a serious mental illness. Services are provided Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm in the environment of choice of the individual wherever possible. This incumbent is responsible for coordinating the individualized nursing care plan and required nursing services for assigned clients. In addition, the incumbent participates in the comprehensive assessment of clients with medical issues and those over the age of sixty years. Nursing expertise is shared with other team members in order to assist in the physical health needs of clients. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency and the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and current unrestricted registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Three years relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) an asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing Certification an asset

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply nursing principles and practices as they relate to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centred approach

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms and medical issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Excellent bio-psycho-social and health assessment skills

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of clients

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act and other relevant legislation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services, increasing awareness of services and establish rapport with persons living with a serious mental illness

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume quoting Competition Number 2007-36

 
Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

Relief Mobile Crisis Worker

Job Summary:

The Relief Mobile Crisis Worker position functions as backup support to members of the multi-disciplinary mobile crisis services team.  In collaboration with a team partner, provides effective crisis intervention and stabilization to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis utilizing the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.  The incumbent works under the direction of the Team Manager to provide rapid triage, assessment, intervention, resolution and referral in the place of choice of the individual wherever possible.  The incumbent also participates in assertive outreach.  All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency. 

 

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in a health care related discipline and unrestricted registration with the relevant regulatory body, if applicable

  • Three years relevant experience preferred, providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting

  • Designation as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) as asset

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply discipline specific principles and practices to individuals who live with serious mental illness, within a client-centered approach

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects

  • Knowledge of addictions preferred

  • Knowledge of and ability to incorporate best-practices in crisis intervention techniques

  • Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of emergency mental health and crisis stabilization

  • Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills

  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of clients

  • Ability to work under pressure within a changing environment

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services and individuals, increasing awareness of services

  • Well developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening, weekend and holiday work

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License, have regular access to reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance

  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) prior to hire

 

Please submit cover letter and resume indicating how you became
aware of this vacancy and quoting Competition Number 2007-31

Please note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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