Title Front-line Social Worker Opportunity: Post Discharge, Supportive Living (Residential Group Homes) Program
Job Information

POSITION TITLE:         Coordinator – Post Discharge, Supportive Living (Group Homes) Program

JOB STATUS:                Full-time

HOURS OF WORK:      Total of 36.0 Hours per week with Flexibility.
                                       Shift times:  Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

JOB SUMMARY :         The Coordinator plays a crucial role as the first point-of-contact, providing information and support as individuals embark
on their wellness journey.  This role delivers an excellence in standard of care while providing positive, compassionate service and
problems solving skills to help assist clients’ needs. 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum education – Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Bachelor in Psychology or recognized diploma or
    undergraduate degree in a human services area and equivalent experience may be considered.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working with persons with a diagnosed mental illness, preferably in a skill development or residential environment.
  • Experience working with individuals with substance abuse issues an asset.
  • You have worked in the mental health field for over two years and have a deep commitment to and understanding of the recovery model.
  • You demonstrate deep respect not only for clients but for the teams you support, your peers and community partners.
  • Current Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) certification.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts.
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle.

Client Service Responsibilities:
Coordinators offer program support 24 hours 7 days a week. This support includes:

  • The development and review, in conjunction with the client and their support team, a Service Plan that includes measurable goals designed to enhance/maintain independent living skills.
  • To liaise with community partners on a regular basis to ensure collaborative efforts in assisting clients to meet their personal goals.
  • To assist clients in establishing peer, family, and community support networks.
  • To provide clients with consultation and supportive counseling in the event of an emergent or crisis situation.
  • To advocate for clients when necessary and to ensure they receive adequate care, treatment services, and information from the community and CMHA.
  • To facilitate a cooperative living environment through the use of regularly scheduled community/house meetings, and individual interventions when necessary.
  • To maintain effective written and verbal communication systems necessary for client service delivery and program functioning. 

Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • You demonstrate deep respect not only for clients but for the teams you support, your peers and community partners.
  • An interest in lifelong learning along with empathy and insight.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants should apply directly to our CMHA Calgary website at http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/get-involved-2/employment/careers/  Click on position to review details then click on Apply Now at the bottom of the position page to complete the Job Application Form along with upload your Cover letter and your Submit your full application to Human Resources Calgary at hr@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.

Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of education credentials upon hire and complete a criminal record check.

Thank you for your interest.

While we appreciate all the submitted applications, we will only contact the candidates considered for this position.

We will post this position until suitable candidate is selected.

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