Child and Youth Worker (Mental Health Services)

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Job Number:
J0722-1784
Requisition #:
CAOUT2205
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Department:
Child & Adolescent Outpatient (A6 - CAOUT)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
Open Positions:
1

OVERVIEW

The CYW in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Service is responsible for consultation to the Emergency Department for the purpose of crisis assessments, interventions and disposition planning for youth up to the age of 18 years old.  He/she is also responsible for providing urgent care, follow-up, monitoring high-risk situations and bridging patients and families to community resources.

 

EDUCATION

-  Baccalaureate Degree (specialty in Mental Health) required.
-  Eligible for membership in the Ontario Association for Child and Youth Councilors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

-  5 years post graduate experience with children and youth who are in crisis due to a mental health issue.
-  Ability to provide individual, family and group therapy.
-  Experience with serious mental illness and high-risk children and adolescents.
- Demonstrated ability to assess children and youth in crisis.
-  Demonstrated family interviewing skills.
-  Demonstrated excellence in problem solving techniques, conflict resolution, and flexibility.    
-  Co-operative relations within an interdisciplinary team.
-  Ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group.
-  Demonstrated knowledge of community resources.
-  Experience in developing community linkages and liaisons.
-  Demonstrated interest in continuing education.
-  Good attendance record  required.
-  Excellent written skill required.
- All employees of Toronto East Health network - Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for  protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to Toronto East Health network's policies and practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.