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mental health worker

Relief is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Job description

Relief's mission is to support people living with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, and their loved ones, to keep them moving forward. Our vision: In the course of our lives, it is normal to experience ups and downs. These irregularities shape who we are and make us all unique. But for people living with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder and their loved ones, these more sinuous passages can sometimes turn into mountains. That's why Relief exists: to help them live with their path. Because having the tools to take control of one's mental health is already a step in the right direction.

mandate and responsibilities


Under the supervision of the clinical director, the counsellor offers support and information to people living with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, as well as to their loved ones.

summary of the position


The demand for our services continues to grow, and so does our intervention team! Relief workers are at the heart of what we do. We are very aware of this and ensure we take care of them. Individual consultations, telephone and written intervention, co-facilitation of self-management workshops, facilitation of support groups, participation in team meetings... There is no shortage of tasks! Whatever the service is offered, we take the time needed. We deal with people, not "clients," and even less with "numbers." We leave the statistics for our annual reports. In our daily work, it's the human element that counts.

 

"Being a Relief mental health worker is sometimes to be a lighthouse in a great storm or a caring look that confirms an aligned decision. It is to be available, as equals, to bring to light concrete, daily tools with kindness. It's about creating a safe space for different people living with anxiety, depression and bipolarity by mirroring their similarities, hopes and struggles."

- Christine Sauvé, Project Manager - Research and Clinical Activities at Relief

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wanted profile

  • You are known for your exemplary empathy and active listening skills;
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and like to be autonomous in your work;
  • You can adapt and navigate through many different situations;
  • You are a patient person and keep your calm and composure in all kinds of situations, especially the most delicate and complex ones (e.g. suicidal crisis, high psychological distress);
  • You are stimulated by an innovative organization that makes use of the versatility of its employees;
  • You demonstrate an ability to analyze situations and show rigour and clinical judgement;

qualifications 

  • Undergraduate degree in a field related to the helping relationship, rehabilitation and psychosocial reintegration (psychology, social work, psycho-education);
  • At least two years experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in psychosocial intervention with people living with mental health problems;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • Experience in psychosocial intervention with people living with mental health problems;
  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • Acquired knowledge of mental disorders, particularly anxiety, depressive and bipolar disorders, of the helping relationship and crisis intervention;
  • Knowledge of the following approaches is an asset: strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, solution-oriented brief intervention, and impact techniques;
  • Knowledge of institutional and community mental health settings;
  • Excellent command of French and English (spoken and written);
  • Very good knowledge of the Office 365 environment;
  • Good knowledge of the Office 365 environment; Comfortable with technological tools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Responsbilities

  • Follow up on requests for help from people who contact Relief based on the concept of self-management support;
  • To provide participants in the self-management workshops and the individual support service with relevant information about the functioning of these two services;
  • Carry out individual interventions, in person and virtually, on an ad hoc basis, by telephone, e-mail, electronic forum, Facebook messaging and face-to-face);
  • Facilitating support groups and information meetings, both face-to-face and virtual, and facilitating interactions between participants;
  • Facilitate self-management workshops developed by Relief;
  • Referring, as needed, people who contact Relief to other resources, services, measures or programs that can meet their needs;
  • Participate in discussions and meetings of the intervention team;
  • Accompany and train Relief volunteers in the self-management support approach;
  • Facilitating webinars and giving lectures on anxiety, depressive and bipolar disorders and self-management support;
  • Representing Relief at meetings with external collaborators, conferences or booths;
  • Any other tasks were inherent to the function.

work conditions

 

Full-time position - 35 hours per week:

  • Monday to Friday;
  • Hybrid mode (virtual and face-to-face).

Salary: according to the current remuneration policy and qualifications and experience.
 
Benefits :
 
  • Group insurance (70% employer contribution);
  • 6 sick days, 3 mental health days;
  • Office closed during the holiday season (8 working days), the employer pays the employee for non-holiday days;
  • Access to a voluntary retirement savings plan (RVER) with possible employer contribution.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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