Mental Health Estrie
May 19, 2022
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Mental Health Estrie - Job Opportunity - Intervener

Mental Health Estrie is a grassroots not-for-profit organization committed to providing information, support, education and advocacy to English-speaking caregivers and individuals affected by mental illness in Estrie.

Term: Contract position 4 days a week with the possibility of 5
Place of work: Sherbrooke (Borough of Lennoxville)
Job Description: Facilitation of peer support groups and one-on-one support. Social media management and management of ongoing projects. All staff work under the direction of, and are responsible to, the Executive Director.

• Bilingual: English 5/5 written & spoken; French 3/5 minimum;
• Diploma in Special Care Counselling, Degree in Psychology or a related field or equivalent experience;
• Experience coordinating workshops and activities;
• Strong communications and networking skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point); Knowledge of Access, Publisher are an asset;
• Proficiency in social media (Facebook);
• Possess a valid driver's license;
• Familiarity with health system / services and the regional issues of the English-speaking community in the Estrie region is an asset

Tasks include:
Field telephone calls. Provide information and referral services via telephone, email, in-person and ongoing one-on-one support as needed. Plan and facilitate peer support group meetings. Research, plan and organize workshops. Research and update intervention / management “tool kit” (worksheets, handouts, etc.). Manage: ongoing projects, website, social media, print and radio communications; maintain statistics, and prepare reports.

The successful candidate:
• Is able to work collaboratively and autonomously
• Has strong organizational and time management skills
• Is motivated, innovative, dynamic and attentive to detail
• Has an understanding of the challenges of managing life with a mental illness
• Is sensitive, empathetic and encouraging
• Has excellent active listening skills and respects confidentiality

To Apply: Send an English letter of intent*, a CV, and references by May 31st 2022 by email to:
Tanya Gibson, Executive Director
Mental Health Estrie

*We thank all candidates for applying. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted; applications received without a letter of intent will not be retained. Interviews will take place in Sherbrooke.