Closing Date: May 22, 2017
Permanent, Full-time, 35 Hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
Our Mission: As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental illness and community integration, helps build resilience, and supports recover from mental illness.
Our Organizational Values:
Team Values: Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. Flexible evening or weekend hours may be required
The Case Manager works with clients 16 years of age and older who are experiencing significant difficulties in day-to-day and role functioning as a result of serious and persistent mental illness. The Case Manager position will focus on supporting homeless and precariously housed individuals to find and maintain adequate housing. This position will assist with finding landlords and supporting the client’s housing search until a successful match is found. S/he collaborates with the client to identify strengths and needs and develops long term goals, short term objectives to meet these goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives. As part of this process, individuals are assisted to acquire and use skills, and to connect with formal and informal supports, peer support, professional services, and resources to promote their recovery, improve their quality of life, and reduce the likelihood of relapse.
The Case Manager collaborates with clients to provide individualized and flexible services to engage, support and integrate clients into the community, and facilitate their use of resources and supports to maximize their independence and potential. S/he adheres to agency Health & Safety Program and Client Safety Framework in the promotion of client safety. The Case Manager participates in individual and systemic advocacy initiatives to improve resource access and availability.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.
The Case Manager my be assigned to different programs as required based on need (ie. ACTT, Early Psychosis Intervention, Case Management).
Office work, community settings, meetings in clients home or on the phone and travel with clients
In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
This position reports to and is supervised by the Program Manager.
Why work for CMHA York Region?
We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.
Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins. Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.
We are a team committed to mental health for all. Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow the link on this posting or visit the Career section of our website. Complete the application form and submit cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) together as one (1) document / attachment in the Resume section, outlining how your experience matches our requirements, to the Human Resources Department quoting Competition #201721.
CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome consumers, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.
To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca
Online: www.cmha-yr.on.ca, under CAREERS section.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.