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and Mental Health

Program Assistant (3)

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Program Assistant (3)

Job Number: 812046

Category: Complex Care & Recovery

Positions Available: 3

Years Experience Required: 2

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018

Program Assistant (x3)
Forensic Assessment and Treatment Unit
Forensic Services
Complex Care and Recovery

Position Description:
The Forensic Assessment and Treatment Unit (FATU) within the Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking three (3) part-time, permanent Program Assistants. As a member of the inter-professional team, the Program Assistant is responsible for working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Reporting to the Manager, the successful candidate will contribute to the organization and optimal function of the Service under the direction of the clinical staff and promote maintenance of the therapeutic milieu. The Program Assistant will contribute to and participate in the assessment of designated clients and will provide direct patient care, particularly through ensuring a safe environment. This role involves incorporating principles of least restraint and spending time on the unit with clients to help minimize agitation. As part of this role you will accompany clients on and off site for transfers, appointments and programming, as deemed necessary. In addition, you will be responsible for collecting data, and communicating both verbally and in writing behavioural observations, interactions and client’s responses to care interventions. In this role, you will assume an active part in maintaining security of the program and service through your relationships with clients, as well as maintaining security through regulation of the physical environment. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. These positions are currently located at 1001 Queen St. West.

The successful candidate will have a Grade 12 education or equivalent and will possess CPR Certification and a Personal Care Worker Certificate, or possess or be in the process of pursuing a certificate/diploma/degree in a health related field. First Aid training and computer skills are assets. Preference will be given to candidates that have 2 years’ experience in a health related field. Ability to work with diverse clients and staff is required. The successful applicant will possess effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in an interprofessional team environment. Besides being reliable, co-operative and client-focused you will be a motivated team player who shows initiative. In addition, you will possess effective organizational, problem-solving and communication skills, both verbal and written. Familiarity with clinical care and issues specific to mental health and/or addiction settings is preferred. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note:            These three (3) part-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range:         $19.82 to $24.44 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.


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