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Employment Opportunities Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Program Assistant

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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

Job Number: 816587

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 6 months

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018



Program Assistant

Acute Care and Clinical Services


Position Description:
The Acute Care and Clinical Services is seeking a full-time, permanent Program Assistant to work on the Acute Care Unit and General Psychiatry Unit.  Reporting to the Manager, you will contribute to the organization and optimal function of ACU/GPU under the direction of the clinical staff and promote maintenance of the therapeutic milieu as a member of the interprofessional team. You will contribute to and participate in the assessment of designated clients and provide them direct client care. You will also accompany clients for medical clearance and for any other transfers as deemed necessary. In addition to communicating both verbally and in writing about behavioural observations, assessments and client's response to care interventions, the incumbent will assume an active role in maintaining both dynamic and static security elements of the program and service. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.  This position involves shift rotation and weekend work. This position is located at the College St. site and is 8 hour shifts.


The successful candidate will have at minimum of a Secondary School diploma and/or Special Courses and a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of relevant 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 an asset. 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 a multi-professional 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 addictions settings is preferred.   You will have the ability to work with clients from diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds, teams and stakeholders and demonstrate high levels of sensitivity and diplomacy. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.


Please Note:                 This full-time, permanent position is 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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