Residential Worker

Canadian Mental Health Association based in Sault Ste. Marie, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Residential Worker. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting mental health and offering support services to individuals and families affected by mental illness. CMHA provides a diverse range of services, including counseling, peer support, crisis intervention, and housing support. Dedicated to fostering inclusivity and support, CMHA endeavors to create an environment where everyone can thrive mentally and emotionally. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Canadian Mental Health Association
Position: Residential Worker
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $26.44 – $32.79 Hourly
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Job Location: 111 Elgin St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6L6, Canada
Work Hours: Weekdays


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have minimum two-year diploma in a human services field related field
Experience: Candidates should have minimum one-year experience in the fields of mental health, addictions, and/or housing services

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess First Aid Certification (preferred)
  • The candidates should have current registration with OCSWSSW or a regulated body under the Regulated Health Professions Act, if eligible
  • The candidates should possess mandatory certification in ASIST, First Aid/CPR, and Safe Food Handling (or be willing to obtain on their own within 3 months).
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with clients
  • The candidates should have extensive knowledge and understanding of mental health and addiction services
  • The candidates should possess extensive knowledge of standardized screening and assessment tools
  • The candidates should have extensive knowledge of community services supports and resources
  • The candidates should have the ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment-oriented philosophies and practices
  • The candidates should be able to recognize and diffuse potential conflict situations
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to observe boundaries, engage in appropriate emotional regulation, and refrain from dual relationships with residents/clients
  • The candidates should have the ability to demonstrate diplomacy and negotiation skills in client and system advocacy
  • The candidates should be capable of making sound clinical judgments and effectively communicating them to others
  • The candidates should have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • The candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain sound relationships within and outside CMHA
  • The candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The candidates should have the ability and flexibility to work independently on a range of tasks within specified time frames and deadlines, as well as to work as part of a team
  • The candidates should demonstrate excellent computer skills and competency in software applications used by the agency
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to engage in reasonable self-care strategies that incorporate balancing work/life responsibilities
  • The candidates should exhibit excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • The candidates should provide an acceptable Police Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire and maintain it throughout employment
  • The candidates should be able to provide effective client services in English, with bilingualism considered an asset
  • The candidates should be capable of heavy lifting, reaching, repetition, and bending
  • The candidates should have the ability to move, ascend, descend, and position themselves from the floor and back up for prolonged periods
  • The candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle


  • The candidates should be able to advocate for individuals in a supportive housing program through assessments, providing education, case management, and supporting social recreation
  • The candidates should be able to work independently and within a team environment in a 24-hour supported, permanent housing program geared toward meeting the needs of individuals with mental illness and addiction issues
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate self-care, healthy living, competence, self-worth, flexibility, accommodation, trust, and hope as a role model
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate insight and awareness into their own strengths and limitations and have the ability to reach out to others both within and outside the supported housing environment
  • The candidates should be able to follow the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation as a Housing Support Worker
  • The candidates should be able to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of CMHA, relevant legislation and regulations, and organizational policies to promote the delivery of efficient and high-quality services


  • The candidate will get access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • The candidate will get paid time off
  • The candidate will get educational opportunities

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

(705) 989-1989

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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