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Crisis Response Worker 

About the Organization YORK SUPPORT SERVICES NETWORK (YSSN) IS A NON-PROFIT AGENCY PROVIDING STREAMLINED ACCESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS SERVICES AS WELL AS CASE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICES WITHIN YORK REGION AND SOUTH SIMCOE. IT IS A DESIGNATED ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ONTARIO PROGRAM AND OFFERS ACCESS FOR ADULTS TO DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES IN CENTRAL EAST REGION.

 
Description

Crisis Response Worker – CALL DIVERSION UNIT (CDU)

Two full-time contract positions (33.75 hrs/wk) to March 31, 2021

One part-time contract (11.25 hr/wk) to March 31, 2021

(with a possibility of an extension)

Day, Evening and Weekend Shifts

The Call Diversion Unit - Crisis Response Worker in collaboration with the York Regional Police Department, work to divert non-emergent mental health and addiction related 911 calls.  In collaboration with York Regional Police, the Crisis Response Worker will review calls for service that involve mental health and/or addiction concerns and other psychosocial issues.  The purpose of the unit is to decrease the non-emergency crisis calls for service for front line officers and reduce the use of these personnel for non-emergency responses.

 
Position Requirements
  • B.S.W. or equivalent education
  • Minimum three years related experience
  • Knowledge and practice of short-term urgent response, psychosocial rehabilitation approach and advanced clinical, crisis and assessment skills are assets.
  • Experience working with individuals having a serious mental illness is essential.
  • Crisis skills for adults and children experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Completion of CPI, CPR and ASIST training as per agency guidelines.
  • Experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of the local service system is essential
  • Francophone or second language is considered an asset
  • A valid G driver’s license, appropriate insurance for business purposes, and reliable vehicle are required for this position
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide a police clearance that meets York Support Services Network and York Regional Police standards
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Crisis Response Worker  
Close Date 10/29/2020  
Number of Openings 3  
Location Newmarket  
EOE Statement YSSN is a progressive work environment with a willingness to accommodate. YSSN promotes diversity in the workplace. We encourage members of visible minority, immigrant, aboriginal or LGBTQ2S communities, people with disabilities and consumers to apply.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as per Ontario Human Rights Code.

Our Vision
A Meaningful Life for All: Relationships, Community, Well-Being.

Our Mission
Communicate. Connect. Collaborate.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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