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Crisis Therapist/Prevention & Outreach Worker 2018

At Hope 24/7, we help shape how people see themselves for the better. Transformation, excellence and compassion is our business. We are looking for two (2) Crisis Therapists/Prevention & Outreach Workers. The successful candidates will be seasoned professionals with highly developed clinical and outreach abilities, have uncompromising integrity, a warm heart, and a drive to overachieve.

If you have been gifted with these qualities, you areprobably charismatic, dedicated and tenacious as well! These are precisely the skills we are looking for!

Hope 24/7 is an accredited Community Health Provider, operating the Centre of Excellence for clinical intervention and the prevention of relationshipand sexual violence. As a trauma centre, we work with all persons 12 years of age and older.

These exciting roles combine intensive clinical trauma interventions with an active role in the community working with highly vulnerable populations. As such, candidates must be highly skilled clinicians as well as have advanced public speaking, communication and engagement skills.

What do you need to bring in addition to the skills above?

•Minimuma four (4) year undergraduate degree from a recognized university in a related field (e.g. social work, mental health counselling). A two (2) year graduate degree is preferred.

•Member in good standingwith a regulated professional college.

•Minimum eight (8) years of work experience, with a strong mix between working with at-risk populations, including youth, and post-graduation experience in conducting clinical assessments and clinical interventions.

•Extensive experience working with trauma and using trauma-informed, harm-reduction practices.

•Extensive experience in engaging diverse communities, both individually and as groups.

•Highly advanced knowledge, skill and experience in advocacy, crisis intervention and conflict resolution.

•Confident and consistent decision-making skills.

•Highly developed organizational and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.

•Ability to balance competing demands.

•Highly advanced interpersonal skills.

•Advanced knowledge of diagnostic criteria set out in the Diagnosticsand Statistical Manual (DSM).

Please note a vulnerable sector screen is an ongoing requirement of the position.

No phone calls.

Psychotherapist Opportunity

At Hope 24/7, we have shape how peoplesee themselves for the better. Transformation, excellence and compassion is our business.

We are currently recruiting for a seasoned Psychotherapistto join our team. Successful candidates will demonstrate highly developed clinical abilities, have uncompromising integrity, a warm heart, and a drive to overachieve.

Hope 24/7 is an accredited Community Health Provider, operating the Centre of Excellence for clinical intervention and the prevention of relationship and sexual violence. As a trauma centre, we work with all persons 12 years of age and older.

Candidates must be regulated health professionals in good standing, have a graduate degree in humansciencesand a minimum of 8 yearsof experience.

We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis until the position isfilled. Target hiring date is July 2, 2018.

What are we specifically looking for from you?

•Two (2) year Graduate Degree from a recognized university in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies, Occupational Therapy).

•Member in good standing with a regulated professional college. •Minimum of eight (8) years demonstrated clinical experience, post graduate attainment. Must have experience in trauma.

•Knowledge of applicable legislation and professional standards.

•Solid understanding of an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework.

•Demonstratedskills in conducting clinical assessmentsand therapeutic interventionsincluding but not limited to, clients experiencing mental health and substance misuse issues.

•Knowledge of diagnostic criteria set out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).

•Current and informed knowledge of the needs of diverse groups of clients such as, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ community, survivors of trauma, persons who self-harm, persons with mental health issues, and people with substance abuse challenges.

•Extensive and current knowledge of communityresources throughout Peel Region along with demonstrated skills in accessing these resources.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•Effective and well-developed interpersonal skills.

•Proficiency in the use of computertechnology, internet and email fundamentals, databases, and working knowledge of Apple software programs including Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Knowledge of medical software an asset.

•Confident and consistent decision-making skills.•Ability to balance demands and priorities and to manage effectively.

•Think strategically and proactively to address issues resulting in effective solutions.

•Articulate and integrate the values of Hope 24/7.

•Identify issues, gather and process relevant information, explore solutions and implement the most appropriate response.

•Demonstrated good judgment to:

o maintain control in difficult and situations;

o handle emergencies, crises and hostile behaviours in a calm manner;

o maintain confidentially and model ethical conduct; and

o maintain a good life/work balance.

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