Residential Support Worker - Full-Time Permanent
Owen Sound/Wiarton, Ontario
Job Description:

Community Connections: Housing and Support
Requires a
(Full-Time – Permanent in Residential Services)
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 program provides affordable housing, support and skills training in three residential settings as well as a range of outreach support and social/recreation/rehabilitation services.
We are inviting applications for a Residential Support Worker position on a full-time, permanent basis to provide support services for people who live in our group homes.  Our group homes are located in Owen Sound and Wiarton. The position entails shift work and on-call requirements. It involves mild to moderate levels of physical activity, including the provision of practical assistance in household maintenance tasks and participation in various recreational activities.




• 3-year Diploma or Degree in applied health or social sciences (i.e. Social Work, Psychology, Nursing) with a focus on clinical work and psychosocial rehabilitation
• Registration in a professional college is preferred and may become a requirement
• At least three years recent and relevant clinical experience in adult community mental health services for those with serious mental illness (supportive housing, case management)
• Thorough understanding of mental illness and demonstrated ability to promote and support individual recovery
• Familiarity with psychotropic medications and experience in assisting clients to manage their medications and their physical health needs
• Demonstrated skill in assessment, psychosocial rehabilitation, supportive counselling
• Training and skill regarding motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, concurrent disorders
• Maturity, sound judgement, strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong team skills and ability to work well with community and professional groups
• A good sense of humour and the ability to work well under pressure
• Proficiency in use of personal computers for email, data entry and report writing
• Must have a valid driver’s licence and daily use of a personal vehicle
• An up to date 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.


Janet Hilts, Human Resources Manager
Resumes before:
July 24, 2017
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Interested applicants are required to send detailed résumés, specifying salary expectations to:
 Janet Hilts, Human Resources Manager
 206 - 1101 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario   N4K 2J1


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
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, G & B House, and HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addiction Services. Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), which serves a large population of outpatient adult clients seeking mental health and addictions support, is also part of the MOU and will be working with the group to transition some of its services to the new agency.
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.
HGB 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?
Voice of Clients!
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.