Careers at Hong Fook

Lead, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs, Full-time Permanent

Posting Date: February 21, 2018 Closing Date: Until position is filled

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.

Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.

Position: Lead, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs, Full-time Permanent

The Lead, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs, under the direction of the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs, is responsible for program development, activities, delivery and evaluation of the recovery-oriented and community programs, as well as staff professional development.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • The position reports to the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs
    • The position will assist the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs to develop and implement the new Integrated Recovery and Community Program model
    • The position will assist the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs to set practice standards in the Integrated and Community Programs, including developing program manual in preparation to the Accreditation
    • The position is responsible for resource development, overseeing the day-to-day program operation of the Integrated Recovery and Community Programs
    • The position will ensure that program staff are in compliance with the organization program policy guidelines when providing services to clients
    • The position will approve the staff timesheets and vacation requests in the Integrated Recovery and Community Programs
    • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education

    • Degree in Social Work, Health Promotion, Social/Health Sciences or related fields
    • Master degree in the above field is preferred


Experience

    • Minimum five years direct service delivery experience, preferably in mental health
    • Minimum two years programming experience with Recovery oriented approach in mental health field
    • Supervisory experience is an asset
    • Membership of related professional bodies, such as OCSWSSW.

Knowledge

    • Knowledge of mental health and mental illnesses
    • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply Empowerment/Recovery philosophies and practices as demonstrated by two or more years’ experience in this area
    • Knowledge of peer support and peer support programs
    • Knowledge of group and community work, health promotion and other invention approaches
    • Demonstrated knowledge of program planning and outcome-base evaluation
    • Thorough knowledge of community resources, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations

 

Skills

    • Ability to effectively and decisively deal with crisis.
    • Proficiency in program planning and delivery with Peer Positive approach
    • Strong management skills including:
      • Skills to facilitate group process and develop effective work teams.
      • Coaching skills to transfer knowledge and build skills.
      • Mediation skills to resolve differences effectively.
      • Demonstrated ability to work in diversified setting.
    • Computer literacy.
    • English proficiency and a second language/dialect required (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese).

Work Hours

  • Willingness and ability to work on a flexible schedule, evenings and weekend as needed.
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required

As an employer, Hong Fook Mental Health Association is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@hongfook.ca

 We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those Candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Peer Coach, 1 year contract part time (0.4 FTE)

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.

Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.

Position: Peer Coach, 1 year contract part time (0.4 FTE)

We are seeking one Peer Coach working on part time basis 0.4 FTE to join the Integrated Recovery and Community Programs team.

 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  •  Assist the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs to develop the Peer Positive framework of the organization
  • Advice the Manager, Integrated Recovery and Community Programs on policies and practices through the Peer Positive lens
  • Provide support and coach the Peer Workers and potential peer workers on program delivery and planning
  • Work with Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers to develop peer-led programs
  • Conduct training to staff/clients on Recovery Lens and Peer Positive practices
  • Recruit, orientate and train newly hired Peer Workers
  • Maintain effective and timely documentation according to the organization’s guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

A. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Education

High school graduate, preferably post-secondary education with training in mental health and social services area.

  • Experience
    • Lived experience with mental health challenges and demonstrated success in own recovery process
    • Previous work experience in the role of Peer Worker in mental health services
    • Demonstrated passion to assist others and a strong believer in Recovery and Peer Positive approach

Knowledge

    • Knowledge of mental health and mental illnesses

 

    • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply Recovery principles and Peer Positive practices as demonstrated by one or more years’ experience in this area
    • Knowledge of peer support and peer support programs
    • Knowledge of group work
    • Demonstrated knowledge of program planning and outcome-base evaluation
    • Thorough knowledge of community resources, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations

Skills

    • Ability to provide active listening and de-escalation.
    • Mentoring and Coaching skills
    • Group facilitation skills
    • English proficiency and a second language/dialect is preferred (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese).

Work Hours

  • Some flexibility to work on evenings and weekend as needed.
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is preferred

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is required to type on a keyboard and use a mouse. The employee is often required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

 

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@hongfook.ca

 

We are an inclusive employer. If contacted for an interview, please let us know if you have any needs.

We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.

Community Support Worker – Short Term Case Management, Full-time, contractual position until March 31, 2019 with possibility of renewal or becoming permanent

Job Posting: Internal and External

 

Posting Date:December 20, 2017

Closing Date: until position is filled

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.
Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.

Position: Community Support Worker – Short Term Case Management, Full-time, contractual position until March 31, 2019 with possibility of renewal or becoming permanent

We are seeking two Community Support Workers who enjoy working in a team environment serving newcomer, immigrant and refugee from the Mandarin / Korean-speaking communities. The Community Support Workers provide support to Hong Fook’s Settlement and Integration Services which is newly funded by Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Support clients’ recovery through the provision of short term case management services including: client-centred assessments, treatment, rehabilitation and support services; and working with families to promote mutual support, capacity building and empowerment.
  • Facilitate linkages between clients and community resources and collaborating with appropriate service providers or community organizations.
  • Identify issues and provide advice, consultation, support and information to consumers, their families, service providers and the community on mental health and related matters.
  • Address barriers that impact on the Asian communities’ ability to access primary care and mental health services.
  • Participate in providing education to community service providers and other stakeholders regarding culturally responsive service.
  • Maintain effective and timely documentation of client records.

Employment Terms:

  •  Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Contractual position until March 31, 2019 with possibility of renewal or becoming permanent
  • Office work and community settings, which include meetings at clients’ homes and travel with clients
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

 

Skills & Qualifications:

    • Social Work degree or equivalent.
    • Current registration with OCSWSSW or is eligible for the OCSWSSW membership.
    • At least 2 years of case management experience and/or front-line experience with
      vulnerable populations.
    • Sound clinical skills, including assessment, intervention, advocacy, psycho-education,
      supportive counseling, and life skills coaching.
    • Sound group work and community work skills.
    • An understanding of the psychosocial rehabilitation model.
    • Knowledge of mental illness, medications and ability to assist clients with symptom
      management.
    • Knowledge of community resources and systems.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Professionalism and strong team player.
    • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.
    • Proficiency in English and Korean (preferably in North Korean as well) or Mandarin
      (preferably in Cantonese as well).
    • Competence in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft Office.
    • A valid Canadian driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is a must.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
    • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is a requirement of this
      position.

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@hongfook.ca

We are an inclusive employer. If contacted for an interview, please let us know if you have any needs. We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
No telephone calls please.

Mental Health Worker - Full-time, 1-year contract

Job Posting: Internal and External

 

Posting Date: Nov 10, 2017

Closing Date: until position is filled

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a community-based organization serving the Greater Toronto Area. We provide leadership in promoting the mental health of people in the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. The Association helps people keep mentally healthy and manage mental illness. We achieve our mission through service, education, advocacy and research in a supportive environment.

 

Our service framework is based on a Whole Person, and is built on the core values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self Help and Mutual Support.

 

Position: Mental Health Worker – Full-time, 1-year contract with possibility of renewal or becoming permanent

 

We are seeking a Mental Health Worker who enjoys working in a team environment serving clients with severe and persistent mental illness from the Mandarin-speaking communities.

 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  •  Support clients’ recovery through the provision of intensive case management services including: client-centred assessments, treatment, rehabilitation and support services; and working with families to promote mutual support, capacity building and
  • Perform central intake functions including screening calls and other forms of referrals and determines whether the client meets eligibility criteria; performing assessments on the need for services and facilitates access to the appropriate
  • Facilitate linkages between clients and community resources and collaborating with appropriate service providers or community
  • Identify issues and provide advice, consultation, support and information to consumers, their families, service providers and the community on mental health and related
  • Address barriers that impact on the Asian communities’ ability to access mental health services.
  • Participate in providing education to community service providers and other stakeholders regarding culturally responsive
  • Maintain effective and timely documentation of client

Employment Terms:

  •  Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • 1-year contract with possibility of renewal or becoming permanent
  • Office work and community settings, which include meetings at clients’ homes and travel with clients
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  •  Social Work degree or
  • Current registration with OCSWSSW or is eligible for the OCSWSSW
  • At least 2 years of case management experience and/or front-line experience with vulnerable
  • Sound clinical skills, including assessment, intervention, advocacy, psycho-education, supportive counseling, and life skills
  • Sound group work and community work
  • An understanding of the psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of mental illness, medications and ability to assist clients with symptom management.
  • Knowledge of community resources and
  • Excellent communication
  • Professionalism and strong team
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin, preferably in Cantonese as
  • Competence in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is a
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural
  • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is a requirement of this position.

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@hongfook.ca

We are an inclusive employer. If contacted for an interview, please let us know if you have any needs.

We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.