Casual Emergency Shelter Workers

The Canadian Mental Health Association is hiring Casual Emergency Shelter Workers! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Canadian Mental Health Association
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1G6
Application Deadline: October 1st, 2021
Hours of Work: Various
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Adherence to all policies and procedures of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora
  • Assertive engagement with clients of the Kenora Emergency Shelter to connect them to
  • Ensure safety and security of all patrons during shift, including interpersonal safety and
    security of the shelter
  • Logging patron contact throughout shift
  • Assess and assist patrons with personal needs (e.g. personal hygiene, nutrition, medical or
  • Monitor and supervise the shelter and patrons, assist patrons of the shelter with needs,
    questions and maintain shelter order in accordance with CMHA Kenora Branch policies
  • Referral to community agencies and services where appropriate
  • Ensure completion of shift responsibilities and routines
  • Perform administrative functions as directed
  • Communicate with shelter Team Lead of any building maintenance issues to be addressed
  • Preform general housekeeping duties such as laundry, sweeping and mopping of floors, emptying garbage cans, clean and sanitize intake area, washrooms, sleeping area and common areas
  • Assist with meal preparations, serving and clean up when required
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and education/training opportunities as required
  • Participate on specific committees or working groups as assigned by Executive director
  • Provide a safe environment by ensuring adherences to Workplace Health and Safety Regulations and Policies, Infection Control Guidelines, WHIMIS and Safe Work Procedures; including but not limited to Fire, Disaster and Evacuation Plans
  • Ensure client safety and client safety activities are emphasized throughout orientation of new staff members
  • Support an environment which avoids, prevents and corrects all activities or actions which may result in an adverse outcome in the delivery of mental health services
  • Responsible for self-care
  • Other duties as directed
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Diploma in social sciences or human services as asset, High school graduation diploma or GED
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health struggles and addictions and/or demonstrated
    ability to work with vulnerable populations
  • Personal qualities of empathy, understanding, and patience
  • Good interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with community agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Cultural competence for diverse populations
  • Understanding and applied knowledge of Recovery Model
  • Understanding of trauma informed practice and implementation
  • Good documentation skills
  • Ability to learn and understand online scheduling
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of personal space and ability to role model healthy boundaries
  • Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Creative problem solving
  • First aid & CPR/AED, Mental health first aid, and NVCI or willing to obtain
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

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Please submit resume by October 1st, 2021 attention to:

Hiring Committee

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch
227 Second Street South, 2nd Floor
Kenora, Ontario P9N 1G1

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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