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Crisis Response Worker - Safe Beds 

About the Organization York Support Services Network (YSSN) is a non-profit agency providing streamlined access for mental health and 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.


Crisis Response Relief Worker - Safe Beds Program 

The Safe Bed program works collaboratively with our police Mobile Crisis Response Teams to divert persons in mental health and or addictions crisis from incarceration, and/or unnecessary hospitalization by providing them with voluntary community crisis accommodation and support. 

The worker will de-escalate and stabilize the initial crisis and connect this person with the services and the supports they need to enable stable community living that addresses their health and wellbeing. The Safe Bed worker will liaise with police services (York Regional Police, South Simcoe Police & Nottawasaga OPP) and Mobile Crisis Response teams to facilitate referrals to Safe Beds in York Region.

Day, Evening and Weekend Shifts 

Position Requirements
  • Bachelors degeree in Social Work or related discipline (i.e. Health Sciences)
  • 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 are desirable
  • Completion of CPI, CPR and ASSIST training as per agency guidelines
  • Experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system is an asset
  • A second language is considered an assest
  • Knowledge of the local service system is essential
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide a police clearance that meets agency standards
  • A valid G Driver's lincense, use of a reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance for business purposes are required for this position


Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Position Crisis Response Worker  
Close Date 8/5/2022 11:59:00 PM  
Number of Openings 2  
Location Thornhill  
EOE Statement YSSN is a progressive work environment that is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values, equity, inclusion, and diversity. YSSN encourages all applicants, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ2S+ communities, people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, disabilities and consumers to apply.

YSSN offers a hybrid remote work arrangement including Alternative Work Arrangements and Flexible hours to support a work-life balance and wellness in the workplace.

Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (two doses) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source directly to the Human Resources department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement directly to Human Resources.

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.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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