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Mental Health Navigator

Grande Prairie, AB, Canada

Job Type: Full-Time 

Responsibilities:

Program Coordinator

  • Submit timesheets, Leave of Absence forms and travel allowance forms via e-mail to Program Coordinator according to the Grande Prairie Payroll Schedule

  • Submit monthly reports

  • Notify of absence by 8:00am on day(s) missed

  • Check-in before and after presentations/meetings, when scheduled after work hours

  • Notify of training needs

 

Clientele

  • Complete client intake process

  • Refer client(s) to appropriate services within the community—support in attending if requested  

  • Provide mental health peer support

  • Ensure client case notes are completed after each session; ensuring all relevant information is included from session

  • Build relationships with clients by visiting (connecting) with them as they access the One Window Resource space

  • Encourage and provide support to help guide and reduce barriers for clients who would like to access community services, i.e., detox/treatment, transportation)

  • Provide day programs focusing on culture and mental wellness

  • Advocate for health, economic, and social equity

  • Develop goals and objectives with clients that will help guide service approaches

  • Ensure client information is updated in client files as needed

  • Provide responsive supports to clients (return calls/texts/emails in timely manner)

 

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

  • Be comfortable in assisting in other positions as requested

  • Participate in monthly team building

  • Review and be familiar with GPFC Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain Oath of Confidentiality always

  • Promote Friendship Centre Movement in community

  • Enter stats and all other relevant information into GPFC Pikiskwetan Database daily/weekly

  • Adhere to GPFC safety policies and practices

Community

  • Participate in ongoing communication with community services providing support to clients accessing the OWR, (i.e., Community Outreach Nurses, MOP, North Reach, etc.)

  • Build professional networks and work in collaboration with a diverse range of community resources

  • Support clients through advocacy and warm referrals to appropriate community resources, helping to build connections within their community

  • Provide culturally grounded community mental health presentations  

 

Qualifications

  • Hold a degree or diploma in Social Work or related Human Services field and adequate experience working with individuals experiencing mental health concerns

  • Have appropriate knowledge and respect of the Indigenous community, knowledge in Indigenous languages and traditions

  • Encourage a healthy life balance and work with clients on challenges they may face in achieving this

  • Ability to remain emotionally regulated when working with individuals who may be emotionally escalated

  • ASIST certified

  • First Aid certified

  • Be comfortable acting as an advocate for individuals

  • Be able to set boundaries and have clear understanding of self

  • Be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed on a flex schedule

  • Reliable registered vehicle and possess valid class 5 driver’s license

  • Provide a current and clear Criminal Record Check

  • Provide a current and clear Alberta Child and Youth Intervention Record Check, as well as from all provinces resided in the past 3 years

  • Have proficient computer skills

Please apply with resume and cover letter to: abbybourque@gpfriendship.com

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