Full-Time
Wiarton, Chatsworth, or Kincardine/Walkerton

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services, the MSW or MHC-M is responsible for working in a dedicated capacity supporting both the South Bruce and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). This role will be embedded in an OPP detachment within Grey and Bruce Counties (Wiarton, Chatsworth, Kincardine/Walkerton) and will respond with uniform officers to assist with de-escalation, community referrals, diversion, and appropriate facilitation of transition to acute care where required to help ensure positive outcomes for the individual. The MSW or MHC-M will also act as a resource to officers, as necessary. This role will include duties and responsibilities specific to both live calls with police, as well as referral-based follow-up support to individuals and caregivers/family members, and system navigation/service coordination, as well as support for short-term (transitional) case management services. This position involves shift work, specifically days/evenings and requires travel within the catchment area of Grey and Bruce Counties, either co-responding in a personal vehicle or riding in a police vehicle.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required

MSW:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work and membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

MHC-M:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or a related health or Social Science field
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Both:

  • Minimum 5 years recent experience working in the community with individuals with significant mental health needs and substance use disorders
  • Must be able to pass Level 4 Security Clearance (OPP)
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources in Grey and Bruce Counties
  • Knowledge of a range of crisis prevention and intervention approaches including: crisis prevention strategies, crisis planning, safety planning, crisis intervention, risk assessment, relapse prevention strategies, crisis services and hospital services
  • Basic computer skills
  • Analytical and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle and respect confidential information with tact and diplomacy are essential
  • P.I. training up to date
  • P.R. – basic certification
  • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting
  • Experience with law enforcement/corrections is an asset
  • Bilingual in both official languages is an asset
  • Able to work all shifts
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

*SPECIFIC LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF JOB OFFER. LOCATION(S) OFFERED WILL BE BASED ON VACANCY AVAILABILITY, AND LOCATION SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PREFERENCE.

Posting Date: 2022-08-03
Closing Date: 2022-08-09

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