Under the direction of the MHSS Supervisor, the employee provides resident support services, on-site supervision, housekeeping, and security for the NWT Resource Centre – Mental Health Support Services. This is a unionized PT position
- Implements formal and informal training plans communicated by Caseworkers
- Responds to crisis situations in the home while on shift such as medical emergencies and behavioral issues
- Offers clients opportunity for growth, development, and choice of lifestyle
- Provides advocacy services or teaches self-advocacy for clients
- Assists with and teaches a variety of daily living skills.
- Provides life skills support related to cooking, healthy living, safety, money management, nutrition, and housekeeping
- Completes records such as medical files, daily and monthly accounting sheets, client finances, observation booklet on clients, daily logbook, and daily communication book.
- Submits incident reports in case of incidents during night shifts
- Complies with The Salvation Army Policy and Procedures
- Maintains first aid and CPR certification
- Performs other tasks as assigned by the MHSS Supervisor
- Post-secondary education or related experience in social services
- Effective interpersonal communication in English, both written and oral
- Effective assessment, observation, and documentation skills
- Ability to implement policy and procedure
- Ability to work within a teamwork structure and will be required to work alone
- Understanding of Indigenous and Inuit cultures; addictions, mental health, and other social issues
- Conflict Resolution, First Aid, Verbal Judo and/or NVCI, Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid are all an asset
- Acceptable Criminal Records Check required
- Valid class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract required
Required Skills and Abilities
- The ability to respond appropriately, decisively, and effectively in crisis situations and in a stressful environment
- Effective interpersonal communication in English both written and oral
- Effective assessment, observation, and recording skills
- Implement policy and procedures
- Ability to work within a teamwork structure though will be required to work alone
- Effective interviewing skills
- Understanding of: Aboriginal and Inuit Cultures: Addictions: Mental Health and other social issues
- Computer skills are required
Note: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered
The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
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