Careers at Hong Fook

Lead, Youth Programs (Full-time permanent position)

Posting Date: March 22, 2019

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 – Mandarin (Full-Time 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 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 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 permanent 37.5 hours per week
  • 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 is a
  • 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 job1@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.

Lead, Youth Programs (Full-time permanent position)

Posting Date: March 1, 2019

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, Youth Programs (Full-time permanent position)

 We are seeking a full-time Lead, Youth Programs to join the Youth team. This position carries responsibility for the Choices, YOW and other youth projects as assigned.

Major Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities:
  1. Report to the Senior Manager
  2. Responsible for the Choices, YOW and other youth projects as assigned
  3. Responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of the programs
  4. Train, coach and supervise Team members in executing their programming and administrative duties
  5. Ensure that program staffs are in compliance with the organization program policy guidelines when providing services to clients
  6. Liaise and foster cooperative efforts in promoting resilience, strength base and peer positive principles, and in enhancing the psychosocial well-being of youths, their families and the public within the organization, with the schools and other service providers
  7. Provide support in the communication, coordination and promotion of community networking and partnerships as appropriate
  8. Develop the Service Manual for the programs as components of the continuum of the

organization’s program services; the Manual will cover the philosophy, model approaches and procedures of operation

KEY COMPETENCIES:
  1. Leadership – Coach, motivate, influence, support, delegate, direct, develop and recognize workforce and/or partners
  2. Interpersonal and Communication – Build and leverage relationships, listen, produce effective oral/written communications. Foster open communication
  3. Planning and Organizing – Work efficiently, establish plans, manage execution, manage multiple priorities, prepare and/or implement contingency plans, recruit appropriate people resources
  4. Team Work – Foster collaboration, solicit input, build and foster diversity
  5. Decisiveness and judgment – Analyze alternatives, identify solutions, deal with ambiguity, take timely corrective action
  6. Professional expertise – demonstrate expert knowledge and skills in recovery program development, psychotherapy, youth work, and case management

 

A.            SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Education
    • Degree in Social Work, Health Sciences or related fields
    • Master degree in the above field is preferred

 

II.      Experience
  1. Minimum five years’ direct service delivery experience, preferably in youth and mental health
  2. Supervisory experience is an asset
  3. Grant proposal writing is an asset
  4. Membership of related professional bodies, such as Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW)

 

III.   Knowledge
  1. Knowledge of mental health and mental illnesses
  2. Knowledge of, and the ability to apply Resilience/Strength Base/ Empowerment philosophies and practices as demonstrated by two or more years’ experience in this area
  3. Knowledge of children and youth and related community resources
  4. Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental illness and their families
  5. Thorough knowledge of Child Protection Act, Child and Family Services Act, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations

 

IV.        Skills
  1. Ability to effectively and decisively deal with crisis
  2. Ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team
  3. Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and professionalism when working with families and other professionals
  4. Strong management skills including:
    • Skills to oversee program development, activities and develop effective work team
    • Coaching skills to transfer knowledge and build skills
    • Mediation skills to resolve differences effectively
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in diversified setting
  6. Computer literacy
  7. English proficiency and a second language/dialect required (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese)
WORK HOURS
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekend as needed
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to jobs@hongfook.ca ASAP.

We are an inclusive employer. Hong Fook welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 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 – Mandarin (Temporary Full-Time 6 months contractual position with possibility of renewal / extension)

Posting Date: January 16, 2019

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 – Mandarin (Temporary Full-Time 6 months contractual position with possibility of renewal / extension)

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 empowerment.
  • 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 interventions.
  • 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 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 contract (37.5 hours per week with possibility of renewal / extension)
  • Office work and community settings, which include meetings at clients’ homes and travel with clients
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Job Posting: Internal and External Posting Date: January 16, 2019 Closing Date: until position is filled

 

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 Mandarin is a must.
  • 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 job1@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.