Job Descriptions

Please note: The general job descriptions listed below are for your information only, and do not necessarily represent current employment opportunities. For information on current opportunities, please contact us at humanresources@mcha.ns.ca.

Casual Support Worker

Offers on-call support during day and night shifts when regular staff are unavailable - mostly within our group homes and small option homes.

  • Human Services diploma or degree preferred or combination of education and experience
  • Experience in Human Services sector
  • Varied shifts including awake and sleep overnights and days
  • Halifax and Dartmouth locations
  • Core Competency training required: First Aid/CPR - We will provide: CPI, Fire and Life Safety, Medication Awareness

Overnight Support Worker

Sleep shifts within a group home, small option home or client apartment with 2 hours of active duty required. Great for students!

  • Grade 12 minimum education requirement, Human Services degree or diploma student preferred
  • Experience in Human Services sector preferred
  • Member of CUPE
  • FT only: Benefits and Group RSP
  • Sleep shifts, if woken paid at Casual rate
  • Halifax and Dartmouth locations
  • Core Competency training required is First Aid/CPR (and CPI if possible), other core competency training provided.

Residential Counsellor

Responsible for the daily support to our clients in group homes and small option homes.

  • Human Services degree or diploma required
  • 2 years related working experience required
  • Member of CUPE
  • FT only: Benefits and Group RSP
  • One house in Dartmouth has awake overnight shifts that RC's do
  • Halifax and Dartmouth locations
  • Core Competency training required: First Aid/CPR, CPI, Fire and Life Safety, Medication Awareness, Positive Principles of Non-Aversive Behaviour Change, Individual Program Planning

Residential Care Worker

Provides support to clients at our 38 bed Residential Care Facility in Dartmouth.

  • Human Services diploma required
  • Successful completion of a Personal Care course/program
  • Previous experience working with individuals with mental health difficulties.
  • Member of CUPE
  • FT only: Benefits and Group RSP
  • Involves awake overnight shifts
  • Dartmouth
  • Core Competency training required and/or will be provided: First Aid/CPR, CPI, Fire and Life Safety, Medication Awareness, Personal Care

Case Manager

Responsible for supportive counseling for a case load of clients living in their own apartments.

  • Must have a Bachelor of Social Work with two years of related experience and be eligible for professional registration in the province of Nova Scotia.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Province of Nova Scotia "Homes for Special Care Act", "Interim Standards for Community Based Options" and "Hospitals Act"
  • Must have a working knowledge of computer systems and programs including word processing and database input.
  • Must have general knowledge of:
    • Use and effect of current psychotropic medications
    • Classification and criteria relative to major psychiatric disorders
  • Must have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of the mental health field, and would be familiar with community resources for psychiatrically disabled individuals.
  • Pager duty
  • Member of CUPE
  • FT only: Benefits and Group RSP
  • Reliable vehicle required with a 6A endorsement on insurance to be able to transport clients
  • Cell Phone contract required, monthly payment made by Agency
  • Travel within HRM - Halifax, Dartmouth, Sackville
  • Core Competency training required: First Aid/CPR, CPI, Fire and Life Safety, Medication Awareness, Positive Principles of Non-Aversive Behaviour Change, Individual Program Planning

Program Assistant

Provides daily living assistance to Apartment Services clients.

  • Minimum of one of the following is required:
    • Two years towards a Bachelors degree in social services or equivalent degree (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Gerontology, Family Studies, etc.), or
    • A one year completed diploma or first year of a two year program in the human services field (e.g. Continuing Care Assistant, Human Services Program from a recognized college such as Nova Scotia Community College, Success College, CompuCollege, etc.)
  • Reliable Vehicle required, valid drivers license with 6A endorsement (transporting clients)
  • Cell Phone contract required, monthly payment made by Agency
  • Member of CUPE
  • FT only: Benefits and Group RSP
  • Halifax and Dartmouth locations
  • Core Competency training required: First Aid/CPR, CPI, Fire and Life Safety, Medication Awareness

MCHA

Metro Community Housing Association is a non-profit, community based agency providing support and residential services to persons who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Our Mission "To provide a range of community based services to individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties."

Contact Details

Telephone:(902) 453-6444
Email: info@mcha.ns.ca
Website: mcha.ns.ca

7071 Bayers Road,
Suite 280,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3L 2C2

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