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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Agency: CMHA-ER Edmonton |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Agency: CMHA-ER | Position: Peer Supports & Housing Coordinator | Terms:  Permanent Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061 - $55,654 | Closing Date: July 31, 2018 | Organization Summary | CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness/understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. | 

Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services, the Peer Supports and Housing Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of Practical Supports, Peer Connections, Wellness Network and Housing Program. This includes activities such as face to face support and supervision of front line staff, coordination of front line staff projects and tasks, staff scheduling and housing administration.

Qualifications & Experience | Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Minimum of 1 year of previous experience supervising staff and/or working directly with volunteers • Previous property management experience is considered an asset • Recent community mental health and case management experience preferred • Current registration with a professional body (as appropriate) • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills & Abilities | Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • Knowledge of and abilities to access and utilize mental health resources and networks • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • 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 > Submit CV/covering letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

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