concurrent disorders specialist- case manager

Strengthening Communities in Scarborough
The Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch is a non- profit, community- based mental health agency
providing a wide range of services across Toronto. The Strengthening Communities in Scarborough team
(SCS) is a new intensive case management team to serve individuals with complex mental health and addiction
needs from a recovery- based philosophy. This team is a multidisciplinary team which will provide individualized
supports in the community to increase mental health and physical well- being and housing tenure. The aim will be
to improve the experience of individuals with complex mental health and addictions issues in accessing housing
support, and their utilization of appropriate services across the broader health and social services system. This
project will include immediate, short-term and long-term supports based on client needs.
CMHA Toronto is seeking a Case Manager- Concurrent Disorders Specialist for this team. As a member of this
team, you will be providing support for diverse people with mental health and addictions issues according to their
individual needs. The CD Specialist will provide community- based support and linkages to other services. The CD
Specialist may also be asked to provide individual and group counseling and consultation on concurrent disorders
to other CMHA programs.
 Orientation to program and agency
 Client-centered engagement, service provision and interventions
 Skills development and goal planning
 Providing resources, information and advocacy
 Maintaining a trusting, respectful and collaborative working relationship
 Monitoring, evaluation and follow-up
 Individual and group addictions counseling and therapy
 Consultation to other staff on addictions- related issues
 Minimum Bachelors level education in Social Work/Social Science & Addictions Training
 2 years of direct service experience in community mental health and addictions
 Experience in working with diverse communities
 Ability to demonstrate a non-homophobic and anti-racism approach
 Knowledge and working experience with Intensive Case Management and Housing First Model and
recovery-oriented practice
 Working knowledge of the OCAN assessment tool
 Familiarity with Motivational Interviewing
 Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment
 Fluency in a second language is an asset
 Primarily day hours with occasional evenings
A valid Ontario driver’s license is required. Successful applicants must have access to a car.
Salary Range: $52,011 - $62,630
Please submit resumes by Friday, January 29th, 2016 to Human Resources, Canadian Mental Health
Association, 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 480, Toronto, Ontario M6A 3B4 or Fax: (416) 789 – 9079 or Email:
[email protected] If e-mailing, please indicate the position applied for in the subject line. CMHA thanks
all applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be selected. No phone calls please.
The Canadian Mental Health Association is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
equity seeking groups’ including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system. If you
are contacted by our offices regarding a job opportunity please advise prior to the interview should you require any