The role of the Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Liaison is to have a consistent presence in the local and surrounding Indigenous communities, building culturally sensitive relationships with Indigenous people who are homeless or marginally housed and who are experiencing mental health and addiction challenges by bridging to holistic supports guided by their own experience with addiction and/or mental health issues. The Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Liaison works as an advocate to address barriers associated with those struggling with addictions and homelessness, and to provide culturally safe and practical supports as clients move towards recovery and positive change.
The Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Liaison is a client-focused position, which works to connect with local grassroots and direct care resources to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team that efficiently connects healthcare professionals with individuals having complex needs. This role assists those who are unable to navigate the mental health and healthcare system via traditional streams. The goal of the position is to include collaboration amongst local and regional services providers for timely access to services, enhancing access to primary care, harm reduction and crisis response for those living with substance abuse and mental health challenges. This unique position allows for the Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Liaison to meet the individual where they are in the moment and advocate for access to holistic appropriate and culturally safe services while recognizing and honouring the client’s autonomy.
Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor Degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioral, or Social Science field (Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health)
Two years recent related experience in an alcohol and drug treatment environment
Expected start date: 2021-04-26
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $29.00-$31.00 per hour