The part-time Crisis Intervention Worker will function as a member of the CHEO Crisis Team, together with Psychiatry, working in the CHEO Emergency Department on weekends.
§ Be a first responder for the CHEO Crisis Intervention Service
§ Psychosocial assessments of those children/youth and their families who present 1) to CHEO Emergency Department in an acute psychiatric crisis; 2) are being held in the CHEO Emergency Department overnight pending a mental health assessment in the morning
§ Liaison with CHEO Emergency staff and Psychiatry on-call services
§ Recommendations re: case disposition including admission to Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, discharge home or short-term follow-up
§ Liaison with CHEO, ROH and community mental health services
§ Monitoring of service utilization
§ Collection of outcome measurement data
§ Participate in in-service training regarding the management of psychiatric crisis in children and youth
§ Work rotation on weekends for days and evenings. If available, may be able to provide coverage during the week days Monday-Friday for the full time crisis intervention workers.
§ Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
§ Masters degree in health or social science profession (Essential)
§ Eligibility for registration with discipline-specific professional college (Essential)
§ Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in children and youth (Essential)
§ Minimum of five years of counseling experience with children, youth and families (Essential)
§ Ability to establish rapport with children, youth and families in crisis (Essential)
§ Suicide prevention training (Preferred)
§ Non-violent crisis intervention (Preferred)
§ Brief therapy training (Preferred)
§ Ability to assess and prioritize needs (Essential)
§ Ability to work both collaboratively and independently (Essential)
§ Ability to collaborate with other disciplines in a medical setting (Essential)
§ Sound knowledge of community resources (Essential)
§ Bilingualism (French/English) (Essential)
* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.