Under graduate degree in a health related discipline, OR Registered Nurse OR Occupational Therapist or Regulated Addiction Counsellor OR Regulated Mental Health Worker
Completion of a crisis intervention certificate program
Certification in Brief solutions focused therapy
Completion of suicide training program
Completion of Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training
Current licensure with appropriate professional College or Association
Current CPR certification
Minimum five years current progressive clinical experience with individuals with serious mental illness and /or Addictions in a health care setting and/or community based setting
Minimum of three years’ experience in responding to crisis situations with a variety of individuals in the community and hospital setting
Demonstrated knowledge of issues faced by individuals in acute mental health/addiction distress and by individuals with severe mental health illness.
Knowledge of community services and mental health, addiction treatment and support programs.
Demonstrated knowledge and competence in the application of treatment modalities to support individuals with serious mental illness and/or addiction
Knowledge of mental health reform and values, principles of recovery, Mental Health Act, PHIPPA, Health care consent Act and Public Hospitals Act.
Demonstrated ability to independently conduct formal mental health and addiction assessment, short term crisis counseling and referral
Ability to identify and mobilize resources in crisis situations. To act confidently and independently in the formulation of future interventions and to appreciate the client’s role in decision making, where appropriate.
Personal transportation and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license.
Auto endorsement insurance for the purposes of patient transportation
Demonstrated ability to complete treatment plans and crisis plans with the client, community partners and colleagues.
Ability and willingness to travel to clients’ homes, independently or in the company of local police services to complete assessments and to independently provide assessment to local ER physicians and physicians in offices when required.
Self-directed, motivated team player with a commitment to ongoing professional development and client and family centred care