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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > CMHA - EDMONTON REGION |
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Worker | Terms: Permanent/Fulltime | Salary: $41,061 - $55,654 annually | Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday | About: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region is a ‘go to’ non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. The SGSS-Support Worker will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the program including providing administrative program support and facilitating the delivery of client-centred services.
Responsibilities: Provides support to clients in Suicide Bereavement/Caregiver programs • Delivers information material • Conducts community debriefings as required by providing support and information related to suicide bereavement • Organizes and co-facilitates support groups • Works collaboratively with the Team Lead in providing program development, planning, and reporting input • Assists with organization of and participation in special events that promote suicide prevention and survivor advocacy • Provides general administrative support to Suicide Bereavement/Caregiver programs and Team Lead • Assists Team Lead in fostering relationships with other bereavement and mental health programs • Provides mentorship, training, and support for program volunteers.
Qualifications: Related post-secondary Degree (in a Social Science preferred) including coursework in basic counselling skills • Clinical experience in counselling, bereavement support, suicide prevention/intervention and/or crisis intervention • Experience facilitating groups • Successful completion and maintenance of: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Distress Line Training • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.
Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, including supportive listening, interviewing & group facilitation skills • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients, including possessing a non-judgmental attitude • Demonstrated understanding of: suicide risk factors; suicide prevention/intervention; bereavement; crisis intervention; and caregiver support • Ability to work independently and as a team • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Ability to adapt quickly to changing work priorities and competing timelines • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure • Organizational and problem-solving skills • Ability to effectively use MS Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations. |
TO APPLY | Forward CV/cover letter in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org | Closing Date: February 23, 2018.