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Mental Health Counselor, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

Part-time Position Available

Community Health - It's a Partnership

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre is a thriving inner city health centre and a leader in the provision of high-quality primary health services and health promotion programs.  Our comprehensive health services are delivered through a dynamic team of multidisciplinary health professionals .  As an inner city health centre our client populations include individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, immigrants and refugees, individuals and families who are living in poverty, isolated seniors, individuals with mental illness or mental health issues and street involved youth.

We are currently looking for a Mental Health Counselor to complement our team of health providers.  The Mental Health Counselor will be responsible for assisting clients through psychosocial interventions and case management with all major life areas affected by mental illness, poor mental health, substance abuse issues and/or dependence disorders.  

The successful candidate should meet the following qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment options as well as the skill and ability to provide such treatment to people of all ages with mental health and/or addictions issues
  • Working knowledge of the determinants and precipitators of mental health and mental health disorders and models of addictions
  • General knowledge of the Diagnostic Standards Manual classification system
  • Recent and significant experience in individual assessment and counseling
  • Working knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as be self-directed, meet deadlines, and prioritize workload
  • Excellent organizational, written and communications skills
  • Commitment to the anti-racism and anti-oppression principles at Hamilton Urban Core CHC
  • Experience working with a team environment, preferably in a community setting
  • Degree in a recognized health or human service discipline and/or several years of relevant work experience

Interested individuals should forward a resume and covering letter by September 21, 2008, to:

The Hiring Committee
Mental Health Counselor
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
71 Rebecca Street
 Hamilton, ON L8R 1B6
Fax: (905) 522-5374

Hamilton Urban Core CHC is committed to equity in employment