Peer Support Worker

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH)

Toronto, ON

Job Type

Part-time, Permanent

About the Role

The Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for a Peer Mobile Crisis Worker for the newly funded Northwest Toronto Community Crisis Support Service (NTCCS). This service provides 24/7 support to people experiencing a mental health and/or addiction crisis in northwest Toronto. This pilot program is part of a City of Toronto police reform initiative that is evaluating the effectiveness and impact of non-police-led responses to people experiencing non-emergency crises. This program aims to reduce the harms experienced by people who have mental health and addictions challenges as well as Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2+ and other marginalized individuals.

Requirements

  • Required to work weekends. 

  • The ideal candidate will have at the minimum an Undergraduate Degree/Diploma in Social Services or equivalent. 

  • The candidate will have a minimum of three years of community mental health and addictions experience with a strong knowledge of clinical and crisis assessments, concurrent disorders, homelessness, crisis intervention strategies, Trauma-Informed Care service delivery and strengths-based models. 

  • The candidate will have demonstrated skill in client-centred and recovery-oriented care.

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