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Program Assistant - Part -Time (New Acute Care Unit)

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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 - Part -Time (New Acute Care Unit)

Job Number: 815692

Category: Acute Care

Positions Available: 3

Years Experience Required: 0

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Dec 6, 2017


    Program Assistant (x3)

General Psychiatry and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (GPU2-PICU)

Acute Care Program


Position Description:

The Acute Care Program is currently seeking (3) part-time, permanent Program Assistants to work on a new General Psychiatry and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (GPU2-PICU) scheduled to open in March 2018. This is an exciting and unique professional opportunity! You will help contribute to development of new programming and clinical processes as well as help to shape the team values and charter.


The model of care on the new unit will emphasize treatment of concurrent disorders and patient engagement in therapeutic programming and you will have opportunities for capacity building and skill development.


As a member of an inter-professional team, you will:

  • work with clients from diverse backgrounds experiencing a variety of mental health issues and addiction;
  • contribute to the safety, organization and optimal function of the inpatient unit and promote maintenance of the therapeutic milieu, under the direction of the clinical staff;
  • contribute to and participate in the assessment of designated clients and provide direct client care;
  • accompany clients off site for medical clearance and for any other transfers/appointments as deemed necessary;
  • communicate both verbally and in writing behavioural observations, assessments and client’s responses to care interventions;
  • assume an active role in maintaining both dynamic and static security elements of the unit; and
  • support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.


We are looking for a passionate program assistant, who:

  • has demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in an interprofessional team environment;
  • is reliable, co-operative and client-focused as well as a motivated team player who shows initiative.
  • has experience working with clients from diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds, teams and stakeholders;
  • has demonstrated high levels of sensitivity and diplomacy; and
  • possesses effective organizational, problem-solving and communication skills.


You will be required to work day, night and weekend rotations. These positions are located at 250 College Street.



The successful candidate will have a Secondary School diploma or equivalent and preference will be given to candidates that have 2 years’ experience in a health care related field. The successful candidate will possess a Personal Care Worker Certificate or possess or be in the process of pursuing a certificate/diploma/degree in a health care discipline. CPR is considered as an asset. Ability to work with diverse clients and staff is required. Familiarity with clinical care and issues specific to mental health and or addictions settings is preferred. Familiarity with clinical care and issues specific to mental health and or addictions settings is preferred. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.



Please note:    These (3) part-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.


Salary range: $19.82- $24.44


                                                        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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