Company Name:
Potential Place Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Street:
110, 999 - 8th Street SW
City:
Calgary
State:
Alberta
Email:
Fax:
4032169251
ID
5846
376
Phone:
4032169445

Mental Health Worker/ Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Potential Place Society seeks Mental Health Worker/ Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Location: Calgary, Alberta

 

Overview:

 

Potential Place Society in Calgary, Alberta is seeking a full-time Mental Health Worker with bottom line responsibility to the Marketing & Communications Unit.  This is an exciting opportunity for a committed individual seeking a challenging and rewarding career working in the field of mental health.  The Clubhouse is a non-clinical psychosocial rehabilitation membership program providing structure and skills building opportunities for adults with serious mental illness.  Potential Place Society follows the standards of the International Center for Clubhouse Development.  For more information please visit their website at www.iccd.org.

 

Potential Place Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help people whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness with the opportunity to recover meaningful and productive lives through reintegration in the workplace and the community.  It was founded by family members and mental health consumers seeking better psychosocial rehabilitation and employment services for people living with serious mental illness.  The ICCD Clubhouse model is evidenced-based and has an excellent track record in transforming the lives of people living with mental illness.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work side-by-side with Clubhouse members to support core Clubhouse operations. Core operations include; computer program usage, statistical compilation, internet research, fiscal functions, culinary unit related tasks in our café unit, newsletter publications, petty cash operations, maintenance tasks, office supply inventory, mailings, and other Work-Ordered Day tasks.
  • Engage member interest in participation in the Work-Ordered-Day
  • Assume leadership role in ensuring positive outcomes in members’ lives
  • Maintain enthusiasm, commitment and belief in the ICCD Clubhouse model
  • Conduct private employer job development outreach activities to generate Transitional Employment jobs for Clubhouse members
  • Provide on-the-job skills training at employment sites for Clubhouse members
  • Provide support services to Clubhouse members who have been placed in part-time Transitional Employment and Supportive Employment jobs
  • Make periodic job- site visits to meet with clients and provide interventions and conferences with employers if required
  • Help members to identify and use community resources that promote their well-being, independence, satisfaction and self-sufficiency
  • Conduct member recruitment activities to referral sources
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records
  • Compile statistics and complete data reports
  • Assist the Executive Director as needed with administrative and fundraising functions
  • Participate in the management by team process for the development and implementation of core clubhouse services

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Diploma in Social Work or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree would be an asset
  • Minimum employment experience of two years working with individuals who have chronic mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office,
  • An understanding of and belief in the recovery process and the Clubhouse Model and sensitivity to the issues of people living with serious mental illness
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong work ethic, patience, and a willingness to work flexible hours
  • Staff transmits to members a vision of their potential that is not restricted by disability but is based on needs and aspirations common to all people.  This vision is balanced by an understanding, acceptance, empathy, and support regarding the limitations, impediments and suffering of the disability
  • The communal setting entails working in groups where staff share responsibilities with members enabling the raising of expectations to permeate the group and members to lead in encouraging and empowering each other
  • Staff have the capability and flexibility of handling and juggling the multiplicity of activities and demands occurring in the group setting
  • Staff convey a vibrant energy that attracts members and enables both staff and members to do lots of things well
  • Job development experience a plus

 

Additional Qualifications:

 

  • Proficiency in the use of Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite; Social Media
  • Ability to adapt to and balance multiple and changing priorities with tight deadlines 
  • Excellent inter-personal, leadership and communication skills
  • ·         Team-oriented

 

Additional Information:

 

  • Willingness to attend a paid, two to three week long, out-of-province ICCD Clubhouse Employment training course
  • Willingness to work approximately 2 Saturdays per month and the occasional statutory holiday

 

Application Instructions:

 

Please forward cover letter, resume, and salary expectation As soon as possible to: Andrea Taylor: [email protected]

 

Or by mail to:

                        Andrea Taylor, Program Manager

                        Potential Place Society

                        Unit 110, 999 8th Street SW

                        Calgary, Alberta T2R 1J5