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Mental Health Worker – Full-time Permanent Position

Posting Date: January 27, 2023

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

 

A. 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.

 

B. 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

 

C. 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.

 

D. 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.

 

E. 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.

 

F. 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 (Psychotherapy) - Cantonese – Part-time (0.3FTE) Position

Posting Date: January 13, 2023

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 (Psychotherapy) - Cantonese – Part-time (0.3FTE) Position

A. Job Summary

 As a member of the Psychotherapy group program within the Clinical Services Team, the individual in this position will be mainly responsible for conducting two structured groups: Integrated Behavioural Group Therapy (IBGT) and Journey to Healing (J2H).

 

B. Major Responsibilities

  1. Recruiting and screening group participants.
  2. Providing comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments of clients.
  3. Conducting psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups either on site and/or off-site together with staff of partner agency (UHN Asian Initiative in Mental Health).
  4. Collaborating with community partners in the identification, planning, development and implementation of mental health programs.
  5. Providing community consultation and education with respect to the identification, assessment and management of mental illness.
  6. Documenting and keeping accurate records of sessions with clients and community members in client database.
  7. Developing and maintaining contacts with other agencies and making appropriate referrals.
  8. Participating in relevant network meetings that enhance counselling practice.
  9. Assisting in program evaluation

 

C. Education and Experience

  1. Current Hong Fook employee who is working full-time, part-time and in contract or permanent position.
  2. A degree from a recognized university in health science or social science, particularly in counselling and/or psychotherapy; a Master’s level is preferred.
  3. Registered in the province of Ontario as a member in good standing with the appropriate College and eligible to provide the controlled act of psychotherapy as either a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist, or Registered Nurse

 

D. Skills, Knowledge and Other Requirements

  1. Proficiency in English and Cantonese (both oral and written communication skills) is required; knowledge of Mandarin is an asset.
  2. Proficiency in current assessment, psychotherapy and psychosocial counselling techniques for working with individuals, couples, families and
  3. Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively and decisively deal with
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in diversified
  6. Knowledge of self-help concepts.
  7. Knowledge in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  8. Knowledge in community resources, the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations.
  9. Familiarity in Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  10. Proficiency in public speaking and presentation skills.
  11. Strong organization skills and demonstrated ability in keeping timely documentation of clients’ records.
  12. Must be agreeable to a Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)

 

E. Work Hours

0.3 FTE, willingness and ability to work on a flexible schedule, evenings, and/or weekends as needed.

 

F. 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 work in front of a computer screen to conduct virtual meetings and groups.

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.

 

G. 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.

 

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association Executive Director

In the spirit of reconciliation, Hong Fook Mental Health Association acknowledges the privilege to work and learn on the ancestral and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations including those covered by Treaty 13 and the Williams Treaties, specifically the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

 

Hong Fook means “Health and Felicity (Prosperity)” in Chinese. Established in 1982,  Hong Fook Mental Health Association is the leading ethno-cultural community mental health agency with a consolidated culturally competent team serving Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area.  Hong Fook provides a continuum of mental health services covering the spectrum from “promoting wellness” to “managing illness” in Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, Vietnamese and English.

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association and the HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic aims to champion culturally competent mental and primary health care. It is within this context that we invite nominations and applications for the role of Executive Director, a position that will have an indelible impact on the future of the Hong Fook family of organizations.

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for: the strategic oversight, quality service delivery and overall management of the association’s mental health programming, and the HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic; overseeing all operational, human resources, financial matters at the Association and Clinic; playing a leadership role in the continued evolution, growth, and innovation of all Hong Fook entities – the Association, the Clinic and our fundraising arm, the Foundation. The Executive Director will serve as the direct link between the association’s operations and the respective Board of Directors. Additionally, the Executive Director will represent Hong Fook as a collaborative partner with affiliated organizations on their collective mission and strengthen existing relations with the community, the local health networks such as Scarborough Health Network, health/social service delivery partners as well as funders and donors. Finally, the Executive Director will also support and advocate for clients and community, working with a number of entities and partners, on matters that relate to funding, public policy, and strategic visioning for the future.

 

 

 

Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leader must have a deep and abiding commitment to advancing reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms and must believe, intrinsically, in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibility. The incoming leader must have a genuine passion and unwavering dedication to creating enabling conditions for individuals who are living with and/or impacted by mental health challenges to survive and thrive. While all candidates are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the Hong Fook Mental Health Association environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success in the role:

 

  • Leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector, and particularly experience in the mental, social services, public or primary health sector, in particular, Ontario experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of health services design, operations, and evaluation, capital projects, human resources, finance, and risk management, as well as additional skills required for senior leadership.
  • Strategic perspective and long-term vision to steer organization in consideration of relevant strategic opportunities and risks, and in partnership with funders, external agencies, and stakeholders such as the Academic community, Ontario health teams, and other partners, funders, and dono
  • Embrace diversity, equity and cultural competency, and an understanding of the challenges faced by equity deserving communities among the populations we
  • Fluency in English (spoken & written), and proficiency in any one of Hong Fook’s service languages (Cambodian, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese) is preferred.
  • Communicate, liaise and work effectively with the affiliated Boards to achieve mission, vision and strategic p
  • A master degree in health, social work or administrative fields is preferred with minimum 5 to 7 years of leadership experiences; membership with a regulated professional bodies or colleges will also be preferred

 

 

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is a strong advocate for diversity in all its forms contributing to the further diversification of ideas, and particularly encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized communities, women, persons with

 

disabilities, the 2SLGTBQIA+ community, and those of diverse intersectional identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, country of origin, protected veteran status, national origin, political beliefs, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy status, parental or personal leave status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is diverse and is as intersectional as possible. All interested applicants can send their resume to Dr. Taq Kaur Bhandal by e-mailing  tbhandal@bipocsearch.com, apply directly on LinkedIn, or can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

 

In accordance with the AODA Act, for applicants living with a disability accommodation will be provided throughout the search process. Should accommodations be required, please make Taq aware by using the above address.

 

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Position: Senior Financial Analyst – Full-time Permanent Position

Posting Date: January 6, 2023
Closing Date: until position is filled

Hong Fook Mental Health Association (Association) is a community-based mental health organization serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1982.
Our Mission: The Association is dedicated to improving the lives of Asian and Other Communities
Our Vision: Championing Culturally Competent Care
Our Values: Innovative, Person-centred, Equitable, Accountable, Culturally Competent, Empowered.

Position: Senior Financial Analyst – Full-time Permanent Position

As a key member of the Association’s Administration and Finance Team, Senior Accounting Analyst is responsible for the financial management and accounting practices of the Association’s operations, ensuring high quality and effective delivery of services. This includes accounting and back office support for Hong Fook Mental Health Association (“The Association”), Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation (“The Foundation”) and HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (“The Clinic”).

Senior Accounting Analyst reports to the Finance Manager and is responsible for the accounting services support, some of them highly confidential in nature, including duties associated with human resources management, payroll and finance. This position is responsible for the full-cycle accounting process for three organizations - the Association, the Foundation and the Clinic. This includes ensuring all month-end and year-end duties are performed and financial statements are produced timely for review and internal audit by the Finance Manager.

Senior Accounting Analyst is also to assist the Finance Manager in budget planning and monitoring quality assurance, assist Finance Manager to prepare government grant reports, ensure compliance with relevant legislation as well as employment and financial strategies for the three organizations. Senior Accounting Analyst will also be responsible for the supervision of all front-line staff in the finance team.

Major Responsibilities
I. Financial Reporting and Accounting

1. Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO, formerly GAAP)

2. Assist to develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures

3. Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including Charitable Status, Withholding Payments (CPP, EI), Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Employer Health Tax

4. Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions

5. Maintain financial accounting systems for cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger

6. Reconcile and analyse accounts, such as bank, investment, credit card accounts and others

7. Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements for management and board meetings

8. Manage the acquisition of capital assets in accordance with the Boarder Public Sector Procurement Directive and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized and disposed of as appropriate

9. Maintain accounts payable, accounts receivable between the three organizations to keep accounting records complete and accurate

10. Prepare audit working papers and liaising with external auditors as required for the audit

II. Funding reports
1. Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements and budgets are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with all funders.

2. Liaise with funders and ensure all financial inquiries are answered in a timely manner

3. Oversee the financial matters and fundraising events of the Foundation (e.g. reconcile fundraising activities)

III. Budget preparation
1. Assist Finance Manager to prepare budgets, ensure budgets align with strategic and operational plans, and ensure submission deadlines are met

2. Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Finance Manager

IV. Financial risk management
1. Monitor financial management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized

2. Assist to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation

3. Assist for the design and operation of an effective system of internal controls to provide reasonable assurance that the accounting system provides timely, accurate and reliable financial information, and safeguards the assets of the entity

V. Oversight of Payroll
1. Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner

2. Prepare T-slips MDC and reconcile annual Pension Adjustment, T4s and T4As summaries

VI. Supervision
1. Responsible for providing training and coaching to all front-line finance team members

2. Responsible to review the works

VII. Other duties as assigned.

 

Education
1. Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related discipline

2. Currently enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program would be an asset

Experience
1. Minimum 3 years of accounting experience in the non-profit sector

2. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

Knowledge
1. Knowledge of Dynamics Great Plains, Quadrant Payroll system and QuickBooks

2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer proficiency

Skills
1. Proficiency in administrative practices and procedures
2. Proficiency with accounting spreadsheets, Excel macro and word processing
3. Ability to prioritize and respond to urgent situations while consistently meeting deadlines
4. Excellent organizational skills

Other Requirements
1. A satisfactory and current Vulnerable Sector Screening
2. Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license
3. COVID-19 fully Vaccinated as recognized by the government of Canada

A. Work Hours
Full time, 37.5hours/week, must be willing and able to work flexible hours, evenings and weekend as needed.

B. 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.

C. 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.

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 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.