Crisis and Outreach Clinician, Full-Time Contract

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services
  • Woodstock, ON, Canada
  • Nov 19, 2021
Contract Medical Nurse Other

Job Description


Union – Classification: Crisis and Outreach Clinician – (OPSEU, OXFORD)

(STATUS: Full-Time, Contract up to 12 Months)

(Woodstock-Multi-Site Accountability; Oxford Catchment Area)

Application Deadline - November 30, 2021



Working within a multi-disciplinary team framework throughout Oxford County, the Worker will provide crisis and outreach support to individuals who contact or are referred to Program and Counselling support and to those attending Walk-In Counselling Services.

RATE: $31.37 per hour, as per most recently ratified Collective Agreement


  • 40 hours/week, must accommodate an evening/weekend rotational schedule
  • 9% in lieu of benefits
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)


  • Establish a working and supportive relationship with the consumer
  • Assess clients’ mental, physical and emotional functional abilities and needs and investigates consumer’s present resources through complete psycho-social history and domains collections, and collateral information
  • Provide client assessment, intervention, and counselling via telephone and face-to-face
  • Teach, using a variety of approaches, life skills and adaptive techniques which will enable individuals to more effectively function on a day-to-day basis
  • Act as a resource to other service providers in the Oxford County area
  • Provide crisis follow-up to ensure appropriate linkages are made to services and supports
  • Ongoing professional skill development/continuing education towards the delivery of mental health service


Formal Education, etc.

  • RPN, RN, OT, BSW or MSW required
  • Currently registered or in the process of registering with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, the College of Nurses of Ontario, or the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is required, as per the Collective Agreement

Additional Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Recovery principles
  • Knowledge of community services in Oxford County
  • Ability to develop short-term treatment plans in conjunction with the individual
  • Ability to advocate for and coordinate service access with clients
  • Crisis Management/Intervention Skills
  • Knowledge of Narrative Practices in Single session therapy
  • Knowledge of the Recovery model
  • Knowledge of attributes of serious mental illness and pharmaceuticals used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Knowledge of Legal system
  • Experience working with individuals with an ABI or Development Disability
  • Treatment of Addictions
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • A valid drivers’ license
  • Computer Skills
  • Bilingual both official languages, preferred; préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada
  • Ability to attend work regularly

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services requires that all staff members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the rare exemption of those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to permitted approved exemptions (medical reasons or religious grounds as recognized in the Ontario Human Rights Code). Proof of full vaccination or approval of exemption, will be required; further details will be provided to those candidates moving forward in the recruitment process

Please apply on our website:

APPLICATION DEADLINE - November 30, 2021:

Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of our community including persons of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodations related to a disability at any point during the recruitment process, please contact  

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Compensation for this position meets the minimum requirements of a "Living Wage" in the job location