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CBT Clinician (North York) – Full-time Permanent Position

Posting Date: August 12, 2022

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:  CBT Clinician (North York) – Full-time Permanent Position

 

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program which consists of a network of organizations working together to deliver and sustain effective psychotherapy. The successful candidates will be provided with training in OSP treatment modalities (e.g., CBT for social anxiety, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD) and with clinical consultation. CBT Clinicians in the High Intensity program have weekly individual and bi-weekly group clinical consultations with one of CMHA Clinical Psychologists.  This is an ideal role for candidates with a strong desire to implement CBT within a publicly funded mental health program, which is adapted where appropriate for diverse populations in the region.

 

Responsibilities

The CBT clinician is responsible for a combination of the following functions: administering assessments (intake/triage), providing treatment, and providing interim support to clients. The required functions will be determined by the operational needs of the program. The clinician will provide these functions in alignment with the clinical guidelines of the OSP program. The client population includes those with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and anxiety-related conditions.

Clinicians will provide services using various methods, including but not limited to, telephone, virtual, and in-person. Assessments are structured and inform decision for participation in the OSP stepped-care program. All treatments are based on a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework and follow specific evidence-based protocols. The OSP program uses measurement-based care (MBC) and as such, the clinician also administers structured questionnaires to measure the client’s quality of life, functioning and symptoms of anxiety & depression. The clinician liaises and reports any client concerns or safety issues to the client’s primary health care provider and the CMHA Clinical Consultation team (as needed). The clinician maintains client records, documenting clients’ progress through the program. The Clinical Consultation team (Clinical Psychologists) provide clinical oversight to the OSP program and evaluate the clinician's fidelity to the treatment protocols. To improve fidelity and clinical effectiveness, the clinician may be required to adhere to the clinical directives outlined by the Clinical Consultation team. The incumbent is also required to perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week
  • Working locations: on-site at North York office or virtually
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

 

Educational and credential qualifications

  • Master’s degree required
  • Registered member in good standing with one of the following five Colleges regulated to perform the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy in Ontario:
  • The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • The College of Nurses of Ontario
  • The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • The College of Psychologists of Ontario

 

Skills, Knowledge and Other Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the delivery of individual CBT is preferred; Documented evidence of CBT training with adequate supervision is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of etiology and treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders as well as CBT and its application in mood and anxiety disorders
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the science and practices of psychotherapy including a full range of psychotherapeutic and assessment techniques
  • Results-oriented work ethic and ability to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and to deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Strong assessment skills to deliver and interpret symptom and outcome measures
  • Demonstrated analytical, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, organization’s values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • English Proficiency and a second language (such as Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese or Tagalog) is considered as an asset
  • Familiarity with a Microsoft Office365 applications (Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience with scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check and Covid-19 Vaccination Record are required.

 

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 and 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.

The employee is required to walk up two sets of stairs. At times, the employee may be required to lift and carry approximately 1 – 7 lbs. of materials. The employee is occasionally required to do heavy lifting.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level of the work environment is usually low.

For employees who provide direct service to consumers with mental health issues and their families, while working off-site they are to take all reasonable precautions to ensure their own safety and that of their client’s.

 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Accommodation

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.

 

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 – Korean (full time permanent)

Posting Date: August 5, 2022

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 – Korean (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 Korean-speaking community.

 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Support clients’ recovery through the provision of intensive case management and/or support within Housing 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 permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week
  • Employee benefits upon successful completion of probation
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in English and Korean is a must.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • COVID Vaccines record as recognized by the government of Canada.

 

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.

 

 

Health Promoter, Part-Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed Term Contract (18-month)

Posting Date: July 22, 2022                                                    

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 an accessible location in Scarborough at Midland and McNicoll Avenue.

Position:  Health Promoter, Part-Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed Term Contract (18-month)

 We are seeking a Health Promoter (HP) who enjoys working with an inter-professional health team.  Working closely with the Lead Nurse Practitioner, interdisciplinary health professionals and administrative team, the Health Promoter will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and coordinate the delivery of health programs in the Clinic.

 

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Lead Nurse Practitioner, the Health Promotor will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and coordinate the delivery of health programs in the Clinic
  • To liaise and work in partnership with internal and external committees, task forces, organizations and coalitions related to promotional, outreach and development activities
  • Provides expert advice and consultation to the inter-professional team, the Board, external groups and the general public on community trends and health-related topics
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public and primary care health issues
  • Develops, plans, implements and evaluates community based initiatives by applying health promotion strategies such as advocacy and health education
  • Collaborates with the inter-professional and administrative team in strategic and operational planning for health programs at the Clinic
  • Reviews and analyzes information and provides advice to staff related to programs, projects and new priorities/goals/objectives. Drafts and revises related program plans, policies and procedures
  • Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff development programs
  • Makes presentations to the public, community and media, and answers inquiries from the public. Liaises with interested external groups
  • Develops and coordinates communication plans and social marketing strategies for programs and services
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates health programs, services and projects as directed, e.g. health workshops, press conferences, in-house newsletters, media campaigns, Annual Report, press releases
  • Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the clinic’s quality improvement plan
  2. Develop collaborative relationships with local area health promoter
  3. Willingness and ability to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends.
  4. Performs other related duties as may be required.
  5. Participates in staff development, training and meetings as appropriate.

 

Work Conditions and Benefits:

  1. Part-time, contractual basis 22.5 hours per week
  2. Travel within the community
  3. Able to work flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends
  4. HOOPP and group health benefits plan

 

Education and other Professional Requirement:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Social Sciences or related area, or an equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree and extensive experience relevant to the primary duties of the position.

 

Experience:

  • A three to five years of Health Promotion experience leading and organizing health projects with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage and meet timelines for concurrent projects.
  • Experience leading program planning including needs assessments, logic model development and evaluation, social marketing, research, advocacy and policy development.
  • Experience in building, contributing to and sustaining effective community partnerships, networks, coalitions and inter-agency teams and building community capacity
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and foster relationships with stakeholders within the Clinic and within the community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports and provide presentations.
  • Excellent facilitation, team building and conflict management skills as they apply to multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience with an Electronic Medical Record would be an asset.
  • Experience using social media as well as excellent Microsoft suite skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel database applications.

 

 Other Requirements:

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in a second language (Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese) are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
  • 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@hfchnplc.ca

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. 

 

 

Mental Health Worker – Full-time Permanent Position

 

Posting Date: July 8, 2022

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 Permanent Position

 

Major 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.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week
  • Working locations: on-site at any HF offices, community or virtually
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

 

Education and Experience

  • 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.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Other Requirements

  • 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 Chinese (Mandarin and / or Cantonese).
  • Competence in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft Office.
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check and Covid-19 Vaccination Record are required.

 

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 and 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.

The employee is required to walk up two sets of stairs. At times, the employee may be required to lift and carry approximately 1 – 7 lbs. of materials. The employee is occasionally required to do heavy lifting.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level of the work environment is usually low.

 

For employees who provide direct service to consumers with mental health issues and their families, while working off-site they are to take all reasonable precautions to ensure their own safety and that of their client’s.

 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Accommodation

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.

 

 

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.

 

Position: Clinician (Casual, On-Call Basis)

Posting Date: April 29, 2021

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: Clinician (Casual, On-Call Basis)

The Clinician, under the direction of the Lead, Youth and Family Services, will primarily be responsible for providing counseling to the East Asian youths and their families in the Counselling Clinic. Hong Fook is a compassionate team of professionals, we work from a client- centered, strength-based approach to engage all youth, and families in a manner which is culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and respectful. This position will be responsible to develop the Walk-In Counselling Clinic, and provide services that are evidenced based.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Report to the Lead, Youth and Family Services
  2. Dedicate at least one morning or afternoon per week for the Coordinator to schedule the first appointment after intake;
  3. Participate in Transition Meeting, if appropriate;
  4. Any preparation required prior to the appointment, including reading any relevant case notes;
  5. Apply evidence-based assessment and treatment (such as strengths-based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to support the youth, young adults and their families with mental health challenges;
  6. Schedule any follow-up appointments as required;
  7. Complete counselling session notes and other documentation related to the Youth Counselling Clinic;
  8. Participate in monthly clinical supervision;
  9. Follow and comply with the legislation and College standards;
  10. Maintain good working relationship with all stakeholders while carrying out the contract.
  11. Other duties as

 

Education and Experience

I.        Education

  • Master Degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology or equivalent

 

II.      Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ direct service delivery experience, preferably in Children and Youth’s mental health
  • Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body, such as the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service

 

III.    Knowledge

  • Demonstrated skills working within a Brief Services therapy model
  • Familiarity with a range of evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Well-developed knowledge of the principles of mental health assessment and counselling and demonstrated ability to direct the processes that lead to change and personal development
  • Knowledge of case management, group and community work
  • Strong communication, and organization skills
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and the consultative skills to maximize their use, Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police background

 

IV.   Skills

  • Competency in verbal and written communication as well as computer literacy
  • Skilled in crisis intervention theories and methods to safely and effectively work with youth in
  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and professionalism when working with families and other professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diversified setting
  • English proficiency and a second language/dialect required (e.g., Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese or Tagalog)

 

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
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience

 

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

 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.