The Youth Mental Health Coordinator will provide intensive support services in the Emergency and Transitional shelters and post-discharge to female youth age 16-18 years experiencing significant mental health issues, addictions or trauma to promote optimal mental health and well-being by providing a flexible continuum of services responding to their multiple and changing needs.
·Assess needs and develop personal service plans with at risk youth that are strength based, culturally responsive, individually centered, respecting their needs and preferences
·Assist in the development, implementation and review of personal goals with an emphasis on empowerment, problem resolution and improving copy strategies that promote optimal mental health and well-being
·Provide support in the areas of life skills including housing and employment search plans, and education plans through individual counselling and facilitating appropriate support groups and referrals
· Work with families/community partners to ensure a coordinated approach to services and treatment
·Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in Social Services or equivalent human services education and a minimum of three years’ work experience with youth in a mental health/addictions setting preferred
·Conceptual and theoretical knowledge of strength based mental health approaches, addictions, trauma, violence against women, women in conflict with the law, youth and adolescents, crisis and suicide intervention
·Proven skills in case management, support, counseling, conflict resolution, crisis intervention and suicide prevention and de-escalation skills
·Ability to work independently, critical problem solving skills, flexibility and creativity
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·Computer skills in Microsoft Office
·First aid and CPR Level C Certification
·Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation
Salary Range: $36,232.24 - $42,626.16
Hours: 30 hours per week (flexible schedule including evenings and weekends)
Please respond in writing, stating how you became aware of this posting, by Friday, April 10, 2015 to:
153 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals
of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identity and sexual orientations, and are committed to ensuring equal and full participation for all applicants during the recruitment and selection process.
We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls please.