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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
CAMHS Addiction and Mental Health Therapist
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Crisis Team
Job Type:
Permanent Part Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
September 2, 2022
Closing Date:
October 7, 2022
$35.07 - $44.68/Hour

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Summary of responsibilities

The Addiction and Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing comprehensive urgent/emergent mental health services to clients, including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention and urgent follow-up, as well as consultation and education to other staff, professionals and community agencies. This is specialized mental health practise. Employees provide rapid, accurate and effective assessment, interventions, recommendations regarding disposition, referral to community resources, and supportive consultation to community agencies, police departments and families. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement within approved policies and procedures as well as embody a culture of caregiver inclusion in the patient’s plan of care

Requirements of the job

• Four (4) year university degree in social sciences
• Registered with a relevant Ontario College whose members may practice psychotherapy
• Thorough knowledge of Mental Health Crisis Team functions
• Minimum three (2) years working experience in the community delivering crisis interventions with adults, youth and families experiencing addiction and mental health concerns
• Strong assessment, interviewing and therapeutic skills
• Current certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
• ASSIST training and Specialized Suicide Intervention Training (Adult and Youth)
• Ability to be organized and autonomous, and have good team-work capabilities
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Computer literacy, and knowledge in using CRMS and CERNER
• Valid driver’s licence in good standing
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
•Willing to work with a variety of community partners, including police services
•Functional proficiency in English/and French, oral and written
• In-depth knowledge of the Addiction, Mental Health and Social Services available in the community and referral pathways
• Understanding of the etiological factors that contribute to addictions and mental health