Mental Health Services
Summer Student Office Assistant
Through a Canada Summer Jobs grant, Contact Brant is able to offer an 8 week job opportunity for a post-secondary student as an Office Assistant. Contact Brant is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from eligible students. Canada Summer Jobs defines eligibility for these grants as full-time students, up to 30 years of age, intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
The Office Assistant will be responsible for assisting with answering phone calls with clients, and maintaining records in the client and information databases. This summer position will provide the student with experience working in the not-for-profit sector, in a social services setting with a mandate to help children, youth and families navigate the service system. The position will enable the student to build skills in communication, managing client and community information, time management, and teamwork.
This job will be 30 hours per week at $11.25/hour for 8 weeks, with a start date as soon as possible.
Qualifications and Skills:
¨ Post-secondary education in social/human services
¨ Proficient in Word and Excel
¨ Excellent verbal and written communication as well as organizational skills
¨ Accuracy and attention to detail while working flexibly to meet conflicting priorities and projects
¨ Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
¨ Knowledge of community services for children, youth and families an asset.
Resumes will be received up to Friday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m.
Submit resume through email to: email@example.com
Contact Brant for Children’s and Developmental Services
643 Park Road North
Brantford, ON, N3T 5L8
Through a collaborative Ontario Trillium Foundation grant with Woodview as well as Parents for Children’s Mental Health, Contact Brant will be offering a Family Support program over the next 2 years to families waiting for children’s mental health services. This further enhances our service coordination supports to families and the community.
The Family Support Provider (FSP) will work with families waiting for Woodview Counselling/Therapy services to ensure that they are linked to community resources and services and that they are being supported and have the tools and strategies they need as a family to decrease the strain on the family and the child/youth while they wait for services. We will be gathering data on the outcomes of this service and hope to see that families are more prepared when they enter treatment services and thus will require briefer services, thus decreasing the wait lists. We also hope that some families may not require clinical services following FSP supports.
The role of Family Support Provider will be to:
• Assist families in identifying strengths and prioritizing needs
• Assist in locating and accessing community programs and resources
• Serve as a liaison and help build collaborative relationships between services and families
• Assist families in developing strategies to communicate effectively with services and service providers
• Support families in navigating various child and youth systems and services (e.g., mental health, education, health, YJ, child welfare) and help connect adult family members to services for themselves
• Provide support and information to other service providers