Careers at Hong Fook

Peer Support Worker, Part-Time Permanent, 0.5 FTE Cantonese/Mandarin-Speaking & Peer Support Worker, Part-Time Permanent, 0.2 FTE Vietnamese-Speaking

Posting Date: December 7, 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.


Positions Available: Peer Support Worker, Part-Time Permanent, 0.5 FTE Cantonese/Mandarin-Speaking Peer Support Worker, Part-Time Permanent, 0.2 FTE Vietnamese-Speaking

The Peer Support worker has gone through a process of recovery and has obtained peer support related training to assist others with mental health challenges to identify and achieve life goals as part of their own recovery. The Peer Support Worker uses strengths-based and recovery-oriented approaches with individuals and groups to help combat stigma, promote self-determination, and instill hope. The Peer Support Worker is responsible for providing mentorship, emotional and tangible support to consumers, as well as assisting in program development, implementation and evaluation.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a consumer’s recovery through mentorship and emotional support by employing empowering and recovery-oriented
  • Learn about the needs of consumers in the Integrated Recovery and Community (IRC) Programs and provide appropriate, tangible support such as interpretation/translation and connect consumers to their identified needs. Advocate on behalf of consumers when necessary and ensure their needs are met.
  • Offer individual, one-on-one, peer support to IRC program participants as well as facilitate or co- facilitate the Peer Support Group, Community of Practice, and other IRC
  • Participate in outreach and initiate contact with socially isolated consumers, encourage them to attend the Peer Support Group and IRC programs; follow-up with individuals who stop attending programs.
  • Have updated knowledge of local community resources and programs and assist in referrals to these resources when necessary
  • Connect caseworkers and consumers when necessary to support consumers in their
  • Help create a warm, inviting, and supportive environment at Hong
  • Help consumers with goal-setting, problem solving, and emotional
  • Co-design, co-deliver, and co-review IRC programs and activities with IRC staff, and collaborate with community partners when
  • Establishing a supportive relationship with consumers encouraging them to make choices that promote wellness, safety, and
  • Facilitate program planning and evaluation through consultation with
  • Assist staff in resolving conflict between consumers when
  • Attend trainings and team meetings, as well as regular supervision meetings with senior staff and Peer
  • Be mindful of own needs for self-care and connect with senior staff and Peer Coach for support with any ongoing work-related or administrative

Working Conditions:

  • Cantonese-speaking, part-time (18.75 hours per week)
  • Vietnamese-speaking, part-time (7.5 hours per week)
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Self-identify as an individual who has lived experience with mental health issues, and/or homelessness, and/or
  • Personal experience in recovery from a mental health, and/or addiction challenge, and ability to draw upon wellness and recovery in providing intentional peer
  • Completion of and certification in a formal Peer Support Training program would be an
  • Ability to engage in participant interactions, which negotiate complex boundaries of self-disclosure and appropriate working
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work on a team and
  • Some experience in positive conflict resolution preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of recovery and peer support
  • Ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment-oriented philosophies and practices in work with participants.
  • Knowledge and skills in applying harm-reduction
  • Knowledge and skills in providing support from an anti-racist, anti-oppression
  • Knowledge and experience in providing trauma-informed peer
  • Ability to meet and engage participants “where they are at”.
  • Advocacy and peer support skills that are person-centered
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in mental health or social services an
  • Able to handle with consumers in a professional courteous
  • Flexible, organized, and possesses excellent problem-solving
  • English proficiency and fluency in the specified language (Cantonese/Mandarin, Vietnamese) is required.
  • Previous work-related experience an asset, and/or an understanding of empowerment, recovery, and peer support
  • Ability to use personal recovery story to support consumers in a mutually agreeable manner, and in a relevant and meaningful
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPPA
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Words, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with client database
  • Readiness to share personal recovery journey in public setting an
  • Some understanding of the Peer Positive Initiative is an asset
  • Must be agreeable to a Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check).


Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter before or by fax at 416-493-2214

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.

Nurse Practitioner, Temporary Full-Time, 7 months from Jan 2019 to July 2019

Posting Date: November 13, 2018 Closing Date: Until position is filled

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a new primary health care delivery model in which Nurse Practitioners are the lead providers of primary health care. Our clinic provides service to those clients who do not have a physician or chooses to use the clinic for all of his or her primary care. Clients are offered a variety of services through an interdisciplinary team of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Collaborating Physicians, Dietitian, Social Worker and Health Promoter. Our clinic is focused on improving quality of care by integrating primary care with mental health services, health promotion, case management, disease prevention and chronic disease management. The clinic is located in a busy plaza in Scarborough at Midland and Finch Avenue.

Position: Nurse Practitioner, Temporary Full-Time, 7 months from Jan 2019 to July 2019

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who enjoys working with an inter-professional health team. The NP would be providing direct patient care in a community-based primary care clinic and provide home visits in the Scarborough area. The NP will report to the Lead Nurse Practitioner.

The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing, medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referrals functions which are shared with collaborating physicians. Each NP will have a patient roster of approximately 800 patients and works with a team to provide family and client centered care.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical health assessments, diagnosis, nursing care and services to clients (individuals, families and groups) to promote a healthy lifestyle, to prevent and/or reduce incidence of disease and disability at the clinic and in the clients’
  • Develop, implement and evaluate medical
  • Provide regular updates – reports regarding client care practices, trends, challenges and proposed
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the clinic’s quality improvement
  • Develop a plan of care based on patient needs, independently or in consultation with a collaborating physician and other members of the clinical
  • Develop collaborative relationships with local area NPs and the regional NPAO chapter (for patient care needs, networking, resource sharing and to meet College of Nurses of Ontario Quality Assurance expectations).
  • Liaise directly or coordinate another team member to link with community service organizations, agencies, hospitals to support the development of a primary health care network and reciprocal referral
  • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counseling and health promotion programs and services for individuals, families and the

Work Conditions and Benefits:

  • Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
  • 7 months contract from January 9, 2019 to July 31, 2019
  • Travel within the community
  • Able to work flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Primary Health Care NP in
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Master of Nursing
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario – in good
  • Registration with the NPAO and/or RNAO.
  • 3-5 years nursing experience in a community, hospital or primary care setting. Home-based care experiences an
  • Has knowledge of provincial health
  • Proficient in use of internet, Microsoft software, drug database
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Experience with electronic medical records
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in Cantonese and / or Mandarin.
  • Mental health and acute care experience is considered an
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural
  • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is a requirement of this position.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and vehicle are

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to

or by fax at 416-479-7601.

 As an employer, HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic 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.