Crisis Intervention Specialist (Mental Health Services)

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The Crisis Intervention Specialist is a member of the Mental Health Services Team, who provides crisis assessment, stabilization, and treatment/follow-up in the Emergency Department for individuals who present in acute distress.  The Crisis Intervention Specialist collaborates with staff and physicians from Emergency, Mental Health Services, MCIT and the community to collect relevant information and make suggestions for appropriate care and follow-up.



-  Required Masters' Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or BScN in Nursing.
-  Current membership in a regulated health profession in good standing required.


-  A minimum of 5 years experience in a Mental Health/Psychiatric services environment; 3 years in an Emergency Psychiatric setting preferred.
-  Knowledge and experience in applying crisis intervention theory and principles in clinical practice required.
-  Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention for high-risk populations, including Children and  Adolescents required.
-  Excellent knowledge related to addictions, substance use disorders, withdrawal protocols and community resources related to addiction treatment/medicine.
-  Demonstrated experience in developing community linkages and liaisons.
-  Demonstrated evidence of flexibility and excellent relationships with others in an interdisciplinary team required.
-  Demonstrated experience in applying the principles of crisis counselling in clinical practice required.
-  Demonstrated excellence in problem solving techniques, conflict resolution, and a willingness to contribution to high performing teams.
-  Demonstratedexcellence in crisis intervention clinical skills including emergency psychiatric/mental health assessments, risk assessments, and safety plans required.
-  Demonstrated knowledge of community resources preferred.
-  Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Health Reform, Privacy and Consent to Treat Act and issues related to same required.
-  Excellent work and attendance record required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [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 toand 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 MGH'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.