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Case Manager

Department Simcoe Date Posted 9/10/2019

Position Type Temporary Full Time Reference No. 2019-2920

LocationBarrie, Ontario, Canada


Kinark Child and Family Services is a leading child and youth service organization in Ontario which provides a wide range of evidence-based services that include individual, family and group counselling for children and youth with complex needs and their families.  Kinark’s three program streams include: Community-Based Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

Want to help children and youth with complex needs?

Come join our team!

Kinark: Helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes.

We currently have an opportunity for a:

 

Clinical Case Manager

Simcoe Program

Temporary, Full-time - 35 Hours/Week

(Until March 31, 2020)

Pay Grid: $35.43 - $37.21 - $39.06

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Client Services Supervisor, the Case Manager position is an integral part of a busy, dynamic and growing clinical program at Kinark Child and Family Services. The incumbent will be expected to exercise strong familiarity and knowledge of case management principles and practices and have awareness of community resources and services available within the children’s mental health sector. In addition, the Case Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and supporting the interdisciplinary clinical team in the coordination and provision of client intake, service delivery, discharge, and post-intervention, as required. The successful incumbent must be available to work evenings depending on client needs. This position is covered by the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 355 group.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Connect and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners
  • Advocate for clients internally and externally
  • Liaise with child welfare, education, health and other community stakeholders and partners
  • Manage pod wait list and support clients while waiting for service
  • Conduct risk assessments and necessary safety plans and support clients on wait list
  • Assign cases to pod therapists, expediting high risk clients into service
  • Participate in program area admission to service process in collaboration with assigned therapist
  • Prepare consents and facilitate the sharing of relevant collateral information
  • Identify and facilitate referrals to internal resources (such as Psychiatry, Psychology, therapeutic groups), as well as to external resources (such as services provided by community partners)
  • Coordinate and actively participate in client case conferences and treatment meetings (TPR/ATP)
  • Complete necessary contact notes
  • Attend regular supervision
  • Attend interdisciplinary, pod and team meetings

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work or a Health-Related Discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience is preferred.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with extensive and relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) as a Social Worker, or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
  • Must be eligible and able to perform Psychotherapy as defined under the act.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in a mental health setting, is required.
  • Experience with providing a broad range of clinical services and demonstrated effective work with a child and adolescent population who present a variety of clinically challenging issues.
  • Excellent clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning skills is essential.
  • Strong case management and crisis intervention skills.
  • An understanding of the complexities of working with multi-stressed individuals and families is required.
  • Experience and knowledge in crisis intervention is an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong Relationship Building, Engagement and Meeting Facilitation Skills.
  • Travel is required for this position; the successful candidate must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to obtain automobile insurance which includes driving for business purposes with a minimum liability of one million dollars.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening) and Pre-Employment Medical.
  • Candidates Bilingual in English and French will be given special consideration.

 

Interested applicants should submit their résumés via: https://kinark.talcura.com/Candidates/ by September 24, 2019

Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.  We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).   If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at  hr@kinark.on.ca  or (905) 474-9595.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Kinark Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.