Careers at Hong Fook

Integrated Recovery and Community Program Assistant (0.5 FTE) 1 year contract

Posting Date: October 26, 2018

Closing Date: until the 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 values of Equity, Diversity, Cultural Competence, Empowerment, Capacity Building, Community Participation, Self-Help and Mutual Support.

 

Position: Integrated Recovery and Community Program Assistant (0.5 FTE) 1 year contract

 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct the Integrated Recovery and Community Program activities, includes but not limited to coordinating group activities, encourage service users for active participation to promote recovery
  • Organize mass programs / events within the Association and in partnership other service providers to raise the community’s awareness on mental health
  • Work in collaboration with program staff and/or community partners to ensure a safe and comfortable place for program participants
  • Attend trainings, meetings and regular supervision meetings
  • Handle enquiries from service users

 

Working Conditions:

  • Temporary part time (18.75hours per week)
  • Primary working location: Scarborough Office
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Social Service Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience working with client database.
  • 2 years of related experience, preferably mental health issues.

 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Openness and willingness to learn about mental health.
  • Proficiency in English and a second language (Chinese-Cantonese / Mandarin) required
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Words, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work on a team and independently
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills and ability to be flexible
  • Ability to deal with service users in a professional courteous way
  • Some experience in positive conflict resolution preferred
  • Knowledge of recovery, peer support movements and Peer Positive Initiative is an asset
  • Knowledge and skills in providing support from an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening is a requirement of this position.

 

Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter to

Jobs@hongfook.ca

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply asap.

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.

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 Jobs@hongfook.ca 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.