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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WORKER 217R1-21-2

KANIKONRIIO CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS, SOCIAL SERVICES

Contract

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the Children’s Mental Health Worker with Kanikonriio Child and Youth Programs, Social Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

 

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Children’s Mental Health Worker reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Youth Life Promotion Supervisor of Six Nations Social Services.

The Children’s Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing a range of direct and indirect service to children and youth experiencing mental health and addiction related difficulties; to assess and develop individual service plans; assist in the development and delivery of programs and services to the broader community.

The Children’s Mental Health Worker is to provide coverage and response, to children and their families, in crisis/intense situations on an as needed basis. The Worker will also provide short-term one-on-one/ group/ family support in schools or in the community as needed. Interim support for children, youth, and families will also be provided until referred clients are received into relevant programs and services.  The Worker will also receive requests for mental health, addictions, and cultural programming from school and community partners and connect them with affiliated programs and supports for delivery.

Type Contract
Closing Date  January 19, 2022
Hours of Work  35 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Will have a minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work and 2 years’ experience working with Native children and families particularly crisis focussed or counselling;
  • Or a Community College Diploma in Social Work with 5 years’ experience working with Native children and families particularly crisis focussed or counselling;
  • Will be Native in preference to other applicants;
  • Able to provide a valid current class G licence;
  • Able to provide a current and favourable drivers abstract with minimal offences;
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle with minimum 2 million dollar liability insurance;
  • Must have a favourable criminal record check and vulnerable record check;
  • Mediation/conflict resolution training considered an asset;
  • Certificate in the area of counselling, group dynamics, and/or crisis counselling will be considered an asset.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lesleigh Rusnak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 4343 or via email at StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

 

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WORKER – CONTRACT – 217R1-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WORKER

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Youth Life Promotion Supervisor of Six Nations Social Services.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Children’s Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing a range of direct and indirect service to children and youth experiencing mental health and addiction related difficulties; to assess and develop individual service plans; assist in the development and delivery of programs and services to the broader community.

The Children’s Mental Health Worker is to provide coverage and response, to children and their families, in crisis/intense situations on an as needed basis. The Worker will also provide short-term one-on-one/ group/ family support in schools or in the community as needed. Interim support for children, youth, and families will also be provided until referred clients are received into relevant programs and services.  The Worker will also receive requests for mental health, addictions, and cultural programming from school and community partners and connect them with affiliated programs and supports for delivery.

  1. TECHNICAL
  • Provides initial response to individuals and families in crisis/intense situations in a flexible and responsive manner;
  • Provides immediate support, rapid stabilization and relief of symptoms to support early identification and intervention of mental health and addiction difficulties;
  • Provides follow-up support until the client is linked to the appropriate service when necessary.
  • Assists adults, children and families in the development of safety/crisis plans to reduce the risk of continued or future crisis.
  • Assesses the need for emergency medical/psychiatric services.
  • Assists in the development, delivery, organization and evaluation of community information and support sessions and workshops.
  1. ADMINISTRATIVE
  • Maintains records, collects and organize statistics in accordance with the funding criteria
  • Participates in and contributes to unit staff meetings respecting unit problem solving evaluation, goal and objectives setting and work planning
  • Assists with the establishment of operational service criteria
  • Maintains daily/activity/contact logs
  • Participates in the development and modification of service plans based on the results of the assessment.
  1. COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON
  • Ability to prioritize children and youth based on need and challenges that affect overall functioning and success;
  • Develop a communication strategy with outlying medical facilities and/or local emergency response personnel;
  • Develop an on-going communication strategy with the education system;
  • Works cooperatively with internal as well as external staff and families in the development of initial plans of care;
  • Liaises with other service providers as appropriate;
  • Updates the information system as service provision takes place;
  • Works in collaboration with community agencies to monitor crisis/intense situations;
  • Contacts proper authorities as needed/required;
  • Arranging for such professional assessments as are deemed appropriate to gaining a full understanding of client/case needs; and by
  • Updating the case information system as required.
  1. OTHER RELATED DUTIES:
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the Youth Life Promotion Supervisor of Six Nations Social Services which includes, but is not limited to, participation in the Tragic Events Response Team, Six Nations Community Emergency
  • Measures Plan and participation in Crisis Services.       

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work involves consultation with various service providers ie. CAS, Police and Schools.
  • Work involves external contact with referring agencies.
  • Work involves direct client contact with some risk due to predisposition of some clients.
  • Work will require travel in the community as required using own transportation, possibly some air travel
  • Work will involve flexible hours and various locations of contact.
  • Participation on the crisis line and crisis services

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Youth Life Promotion Supervisor – receives direction, guidance, and discusses plans, priorities, or interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively; receives instruction, supervision;
Youth Life Promotion Kanikonriio Advisors—the Worker will be the lead for a team of Kaninkonriio Advosrs as designated by the Supervisor, provide support for Advisors on their team regarding client mental health, addictions, or behavioural needs, receives and makes referrals to and from the Kanikonriio Advisors as required, liaises between School Social Workers and Kanikonriio Advisors to assist in providing programs and services as required, coordinates program efforts within the Advisor’s team;

Other Staff/other Six Nations agencies – with courtesy, cooperation and teamwork;

With the public/clients – represents and promotes the Six Nations Social Services Program in a courteous, positive, and cooperative manner; provides information and assistance;

External agencies – represents and promotes Six Nations interests related to Six Nations Social Services program; maintains awareness of legislation, policy and program changes; seeks to develop sound professional working relationships.

Discusses plans, priorities and interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively; receives instruction and supervision.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant(s):

  • Will have a minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work and 2 years’ experience working with Native children and families particularly crisis focussed or counselling;
  • Or a Community College Diploma in Social Work with 5 years’ experience working with Native children and families particularly crisis focussed or counselling;
  • Will be Native in preference to other applicants;
  • Able to provide a valid current class G licence;
  • Able to provide a current and favourable drivers abstract with minimal offences;
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle with minimum 2 million dollar liability insurance;
  • Must have a favourable criminal record check and vulnerable record check;
  • Mediation/conflict resolution training considered an asset;
  • Certificate in the area of counselling, group dynamics, and/or crisis counselling will be considered an asset.

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Will be familiar with relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines;
  • Will be knowledgeable about Haudenosaunee culture and the contemporary characteristics of an social issues within the Six Nations’ social structure;
  • Will be familiar with the range of methods and techniques utilized in intervening in crisis situations.
  • Will be familiar with traditional approaches to helping;
  • Will be knowledgeable in crisis intervention techniques;
  • Will be familiar with other community services and external services for referral purposes.

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to jeopardizing of program funding, loss of credibility, poor public relations, public confusion, serious impacts on clients and legal liability to self and to Six Nations.

CONTROL:

In addition to adhering to Six Nations of the Grand River personnel policies, Six Nations of the Grand River Social Services values, principles, and mission statement and Six Nations of the Grand River child and Family policy, also must comply with any legislation, directives, standards and procedures, issued by the relevant government ministries.

DISCLAIMER

This document describes the position currently available and is only a summary of the typical functions of the position.  It is not to be understood as an employment contract.  The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties, responsibilities, working conditions or skills required for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned.  Six Nations of the Grand River Social Services reserve the right to modify job duties or the job description at any time.

SIGNATURE

This is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of this job description and understand its content.

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Signature of Employee               Date

Youth Life Promotion / Children’s Mental Health is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Six Nations Council policies.

Youth Life Promotion / Children’s Mental Health is committed is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.  In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Six Nations Council policies.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission