The caseworker provides support to residential and Independent living services clients. The caseworker provides guidance to adults with chronic mental health needs. Responsible for teaching and assisting clients with life skills and fostering inclusion to enhance independence. This is a full-time unionized position.
Deadline: May 31, 2021
• Implement case plans and monitor progress.
• Provides advocacy services.
• Implements emergency/incidental behavioral interventions, including utilizing Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
• Provides immediate stabilization crisis management support and provides emergency incidental behavior management.
• Implements formal sessions for clients or refers them to external agencies that offer formal sessions on a variety of topics including anger management; grief and loss; sexuality; self-esteem; abuse; violence; addictions and personal safety.
• Ensures clients understand and adhere to program rules and responsibilities
• Assists Primary Caseworker in completing assessments regarding a client's life skills, safety, and physical/emotional risk.
• Also implements emergency behavioral interventions and identifies and documents potential problematic or maladaptive behaviors
• Administers medications according to prescriptions and agency policy when required
• Ensures the program safety policies are followed at all times
• Post-secondary education with a focus on social work or nursing( Required)
• Two years’ experience working as a support worker in a residential/outreach setting
• Verbal Judo and/or NVCI
• Mental First Aid
• Suicide Intervention
• Life Skill and Recreational programming for high needs clients
• Valid driver’s license
• Clean driver’s abstract
Required Skills and Abilities
• Case management and counseling skills
• The ability to respond appropriately, decisively, and effectively in crisis situations and in a stressful environment
• Effective communication in English both written and oral
• Effective assessment, observation, and recording skills
• Ability to work within a teamwork structure though will be required to work with minimal supervision
• Effective interviewing, report writing, and group facilitation skills
• Understanding and skilled in working with: Aboriginal and Inuit Cultures: Addictions: Mental Health and other social issues
• Computer skills are required
• Ability to uphold and enforce policies and procedures
Effective interpersonal communication and interactive skills with individuals experiencing chronic mental health issues, effects of intoxication and other behavioral issues