Community Connections: Housing and Support - COMMUNITY HOMES FOR OPPORTUNITY WORKERS
Owen Sound, Ontario
Job Description:

Requires a
3 Permanent Full-Time Positions – Owen Sound (37.5 hours/week)
Our program is operated by HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services. We are funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide housing and support for adults recovering from serious mental illness.

The Community Homes For Opportunity team will provide community based supportive services for adults with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs, residing in former Homes for Special Care dwellings.  These services will be highly coordinated and intensive but flexible for clients with longer term needs living in the community.

The team will be based out of Owen Sound and provide outreach to 3 separate homes, located in Hanover, Meaford and Owen Sound.  Working with more than forty individuals, experience in providing one-on-one and group-based skills development is essential. 

As a member of the Community Homes for Opportunity team, you will provide specialized rehabilitation services based on culturally appropriate therapeutic engagement, identifying unmet needs and collaboratively formulating individual wellness plans aimed at increasing independence in care planning, self-management and identification of recovery goals.  Working with individuals to support their personal goals, manage symptoms, carry out recovery-oriented support and promote whole-person wellness in the community is the central focus of this team.



• University degree or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience in an applied Human/Social Service field and five years in a mental health and addictions setting including community work experience are required.
Registration in a professional college may become a requirement of this position
• Knowledge of local community resources
• Firm understanding of harm reduction approach and its implementation in a community based setting
• Demonstrated ability in crisis de-escalation skills applied in a team setting
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals who are marginalized, under-served and who may be at risk of homelessness
• Demonstrated ability working with individuals living with substance misuse issues and or an untreated mental illness
• Understanding of a trauma informed approach
• Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation practices
• Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic rapport
• A sound understanding of the issues related to meeting basic needs and the impact of institutionalization
• Ability to work effectively, independently and in cooperation with others.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
• Experience with financial literacy and the ability to assist in the development of individualized budgets
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups
• Experience in assessing individual capacity regarding decision-making and ability to follow protocols in place for those individuals who have been deemed to lack capacity
• Demonstrated ability to promote and support individual recovery
• Employment in this position requires a valid driver’s licence, the use of a personal vehicle and a satisfactory criminal records check, including a vulnerable sector screening

HopeGreyBruce is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We welcome employment applications from people with disabilities and provide accommodation upon request during the recruitment and selection process.

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Matthew Shute, Program Director
Resumes before:
June 6, 2018
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Interested applicants are required to send detailed résumés, specifying salary expectations to:
Matthew Shute, Program Director
Community Connections: Housing & Support
1105 1st Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2E2

Primary Care Telemedicine Program - Nurse Practitioner
Owen Sound, Ontario
Job Description:

The Brockton and Area Family Health Team Is inviting applications for a  Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care Telemedicine Program
Permanent Full-time Position, 37.5 hours per week
In partnership with HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services, we are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Nurse Practitioner to deliver the Primary Care Telemedicine Program.  This program supports improved access to primary care for adults with mental health and/or addiction problems. This position is based at our Walkerton site, with regular travel to the HopeGreyBruce Owen Sound office and other satellite sites in Grey Bruce required.

Position Summary
• Provide a full range of primary health care services within the NP scope of practice, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, education, consultation and referral
• Provide primary care services to people living with a mental illness and/or addiction who are receiving services within the mental health and addiction system; services will be delivered in collaboration with local mental health, addiction and primary health care services
• Work in partnership with a RN or RPN who will provide direct and indirect clinical services and will serve as the Clinical Telemedicine Coordinator for the program
• The services of the NP will be primarily offered via the Ontario Telemedicine Network



• Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
• Valid certificate of registration in the Extended Class from the College of Nurses of Ontario, and eligible to practice as a RN-EC
• Experience in a Community Health or Primary Care setting
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and members of an interdisciplinary medical team
• Strong interpersonal, leadership, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health would be an asset
• Clinical experience in the mental health/addictions field would be an asset
• Experience with OTN and telemedicine would be an asset
• Proficiency in the use of computers and information technology
• Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle

The Brockton and Area Family Health Team offers an interesting, challenging, and supportive work environment, the ability to participate in shaping new directions in health care, and a competitive compensation package.


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Nurse Practitioner
Stephanie Dudgeon
Resumes before:
June 29, 2018
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Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume via e-mail by June 29, 2018 to:
Stephanie Dudgeon
Brockton and Area Family Health Team
21 McGivern Street W
Walkerton, ON   N0G 2V0

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

In crisis?

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You may also call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-470-5200.

Special Announcements
Three organizations that provide adult mental health and addiction services have been working together since 2015 to create a new, single community agency to enhance services for clients and families in Grey Bruce.
At HopeGreyBruce, our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible mental health and addiction services we can with the resources we have. We rely on our clients to tell us whether or not we are meeting that goal…whether we are providing the services they need…whether we are helping them. Your opinion counts – please let us know what you think we are doing well…and also tell us where we need to make improvements.
HopeGreyBruce News
Who should attend this series? This series of four presentations will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about mental illness. It will be of interest to people with a mental illness , family members, friends, neighbours, nurses, social workers, physicians, clergy, students, teachers, and other health and social service workers.
If you are a family member or friend of someone with a mental illness, these meetings may be of interest to you. Would you like to hear about the experience of other who have been there? Would you like to experience support from others who really understand? Are you wondering how other families cope with mental illness? Do you want information and resources to help you understand your role as a family member?
Would you like the opportunity to share experiences and activities with other consumer/survivors? Do you seek understanding in a safe and supportive environment? Are you interested in learning how othere individuals are coping with mental illness? Do you want more information and resources to help you better understand how to live with a mental illness?
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Hope is the only thing that keeps me going. I always go to bed at night thinking tomorrow is going to be a better day…not just another day. I wouldn’t have survived without the hope that I receive from the staff at the Markdale office.