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Intake Clinician, Adult Outpatient Mental Health – Full-Time Temporary (Until August 3, 2024) – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 19, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

What we are looking for:

In this pivotal role, the Intake Clinician in the Outpatient Mental Health Services will effectively process the intake of newly referred patients. These responsibilities include:

  • Screening all new referrals;
  • Assessing and directing, (as appropriate), new referrals to other internal professionals for treatment (in collaboration with inter-disciplinary team) or to external resources as appropriate;
  • Providing initial contact to physicians and other community resources;
  • Provide therapy and group work.

You will also participate on various task forces to assist the Mental Health System in achieving its planned quality management initiatives and Integrated Business Plan.

What you bring to the role:

  • Masters degree in social work
  • Current registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in a mental health clinical environment
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting intakes and triaging
  • Demonstrated excellent mental health assessment skills
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in leading therapy groups
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proven effective collaborative skills as a member of a interprofessional team
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

Work Schedule:

The Outpatient Mental Health Services hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 08:30-16:30 hours. Applicants may be asked to work some evening hours. Please note schedule may change due to operational needs.

Compensation:

Band I Hourly: $39.85-$50.77

Annually: $77,707.50-$99,001.50

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.