Job Position: Health and Wellness Specialist

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: $27.33 per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

M.A. in Social Work or Psychotherapy required
Must be registered and in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
5 years relevant, practical experience working with newcomer families dealing with trauma, mental health and emotional issues is required
Strong supportive one-on-one and group counselling experience with demonstrated knowledge of best practices
Strong understanding of newcomers’ mental health or/and experience of working with victims of trauma

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Health and Wellness Specialist who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

The Health and Wellness Specialist plays a unique role in providing services that enhance the emotional wellness of refugee families settling in Canada. The Health and Wellness Specialist will provide short-term emotional support for families and individuals in need of assistance with stress management, and when needed, ensure they are connected to mental health services in the community for long term and complex support. As well as meeting with clients one-on-one, the Health & Wellness Specialist provides workshops on topics that enhance the health and wellness of the entire newcomer family.

This position is a unionized, permanent, full-time position. The rate of pay is $27.33 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide triage and cultural sensitive Brief Solution Focused Psychotherapy services to arriving refugees.
Provide appropriate referrals to mental health services in the community, including crisis supports as needed
Work collaboratively with Client Support Services Intensive Case Managers and Resettlement Assistance Program workers to develop, implement and monitor clients’ settlement.
Conduct weekly psychoeducational workshops and training sessions for staff and clients.
Complete administrative tasks, maintains effective recording/tracking systems and responds to queries. Keep up to date case notes.
Work on the RAP floor 1 day a week, to build rapport with new clients and inform them of workshops/ group work etc.
Maintain good relationships and collaborate with other internal programs and external service providers to provide support to GARs.
Participate in supervision and team meetings.
Adhere to the policies and procedures of Wesley.
Attend training sessions as required.

Additional Details:

A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities
Full Health & Dental Benefits
Personal & Vacation Days
RRSP Contribution Program
Employee Discounts

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!