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Coach, Bounce Back - Permanent Full-Time

Closing Date: Until Filled

Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week, evenings and weekends will be required

Competition #: 201726

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 health and community integration, helps build resilience, and supports recovery from mental illness.

Our Organizational Values:

  • Client and Family Centered – through partnership, accountability and action
  • Culturally Competent – to provide the best service and work experience
  • Innovation – to bring value to our community

Team Values:            Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork

Hours of work:          35 hours per week. Flexible evening or weekend hours will be required.

Location:                   Vaughan

Job Profile:

The Coach is responsible for coaching clients through a structured program for anxiety and depression.  The Coach will provide guided self-help through telephone support which is based on specific workbook concepts and activities, and administer pre and post-program structured questionnaires to measure the client’s quality of life and symptoms of anxiety & depression.  The Coach will liaise and report any client concerns or safety issues to the client’s primary health care physician and maintain patient records documenting progress through the program.

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.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma  is required
  • Post-secondary education in health services  an asset
  • Strong English skills in verbal, written and reading comprehension
  • Additional Language with strong verbal, written and reading comprehension skills in Cantonese, Mandarin, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Farsi  Tamil, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, Italian, Korean, or other is required
  • French language is an asset
  • Ability to interpret written materials and accurately relay the information to clients on the phone
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal skills with the ability to demonstrate a caring and compassionate demeanor while communicating with clients on the phone
  • Training or experience in coaching is an asset
  • Familiarity through direct personal experience or the experience of family and friends in living with mental health issues an asset
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis (developmental disability and/or traumatic brain injury) an asset
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements an asset
  • Ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment oriented philosophies and practices in work with clients
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Flexibility in work schedule (days, evenings, weekends)
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)

This position reports to and is supervised by the Program Manager.

Working Conditions: Office work. Sitting at a desk and communicating over the phone for long periods of time. Day, evening and weekend hours are required.

Disclaimer:

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.

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!

Application Procedures:

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 # 201726.

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.

 

 

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