11Aug2022

Welcome to The Link (formerly Macdonald Youth Services)

Job Type: Full-Time

Occupational Therapist (Clinician)

The incumbent is responsible for direct client intervention, conducting assessments, developing intervention plans, consultation, providing therapeutic programming, and caregiver training.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Occupational Therapist include, but are not limited to:

Assessment

  • Completes occupational therapy assessments with referred clients to identify strengths and needs;
  • Utilizes standardized testing (if necessary) as a component of the assessment process;

Direct Service and Treatment

  • Provides direct occupational therapy services as needed to assist clients in gaining skills for everyday life, school, and relationships;
  • Supports clients to identify and work toward realistic goals;
  • Manages client caseload and prioritizes appropriately;
  • Meets regularly with the Clinical team for collaboration and planning;
  • Assesses the need for therapeutic groups and implements accordingly;
  • Assists the  team in problem-solving to address client issues;
  • Facilitates topic-specific training sessions as needed;
  • Assists with service navigation and referral to community resources as needed.

 Continuity of Care

  • Engages caregivers and care team in the assessment and treatment process;
  • Attends  staff meetings and contributes to the overall functioning of the agency by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed;
  • Maintains appropriate clinical documentation and fulfills administrative duties;
  • Shares relevant information with and provides consultation to collateral agencies such as Child and Family Service agencies and schools;
  • Works within the context of the interdisciplinary team to implement direct, consultative, or mediated models of service.

 Professional Development

  • Maintains professional development by attending workshops, reading, and clinical consultation on a regular basis;
  • Meets the yearly licensing requirements of the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba;
  • Performs all duties professionally, ethically, and with integrity;
  • Familiarizes themselves with social policy, issues, trends, and practices in the field, as well as needs, gaps, or opportunities that may improve the lives of persons with youth/children, or which promote social justice, equality, or accessibility.

To learn more about the requirements and qualifications of this position, and to apply, visit our careers portal.

 

Employment Case Manager

The Link Youth & Family Supports (formerly Macdonald Youth Services) is looking for an experienced Employment Case Manager to work Full Time within the Skills4Life Program. The Employment Case Manager will work directly with participants 18-29 years of age, supporting them in setting and achieving their goals related to skill development (life skills, employment and educational).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates, communicates and monitors case plan to encourage successful completion of program
  • Closes files and forwards to appropriate source
  • Documents all contacts and information as well as completes monthly reports as per guidelines
  • Implements and adheres to all agency and program policies and procedures, attends and participates in program meetings
  • Co-facilitates The Saving Circle Program one evening a week for 2 hours for a period of ten weeks once a year
  • Prepare and co-facilitate life skills and employment workshops
  • Group facilitation and one-to-one work as required
  • Conducts intake and assessment of participants with a participant-oriented, strengths-based perspective
  • Acts as an advocate on behalf of the best interest of participant
  • Liaises with EIA, keeping workers updated on participant’s progress
  • Identifies and communicates concerns and updates regarding participants
  • Assesses participant needs/goals (i.e., basic needs, food, housing, safety, and security, etc.)
  • Sets individual goals with participants using a solution oriented model
  • Provides support and guidance on a variety of issues including: parenting, decision-making, problem solving, self-care, alcohol/drug abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, birth control and relationships
  • Advises and assists with various other job search techniques – i.e., computer skills, networking, job applications
  • Other duties as assigned

Learn more about the required qualifications of this position and apply by visiting our careers portal.

 

Intake Clinician

As the initial point of contact for all Youth Crisis Stabilization System (YCSS ) services, the Intake Clinician provides telephone crisis intervention, crisis counseling and triage functions.  This position assesses the nature and extent of the crisis situation and determines appropriate response.

 

 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Intake Clinician include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Dispatch the Mobile Crisis Teams and supply them with accurate and relevant information regarding the call;
  • Initiate referrals to YES, HBCIS and/or BTT as appropriate;
  • Collect demographic data for statistical purposes;
  • Maintain a daily log of telephone calls and dispatches.
  • Develop a plan of intervention with the client and caregiver to resolve the crisis and minimize the risk to the parties involved;
  • Engage youths families in the treatment process, as needed;
  • Meet regularly with the YCSS Team for the purpose of collaboration and planning;
  • Act as a resource to the Mobile Crisis Team on an as needed basis;
  • Implement existing treatment plans;
  • Assist the team in problem-solving to address youth and family issues.
  • Assume responsibility with regards to training new employees and provide feedback to supervisor on job performance for staff evaluations, as requested;
  • Cross trained to facilitate Clinician duties managing the Crisis Lines;
  • Provide training to Practicum Students assigned to the YCSS department;
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Inter-Agency Consultation

  • Provide triage and referral;
  • Provide consultation to collateral agencies such as Children’s Mental Health, Child and Family Services, schools, and probation.

Crisis Intervention

  • Collaborate with the YCSS Team by providing input to the clinical aspects of case management which involve therapeutic issues, such as intake, treatment plans, support requests and contact with collaterals.

 

Continuity of Care

  • Participate as a member of the YCSS management team;
  • Work in consultation with other YCSS staff, external agencies, and the YCSS Coordinator to ensure continuity and communication throughout YCSS;
  • Extend consultation whenever possible by sharing YCSS resources and information with other The Link programs;
  • Attend The Link staff meetings and contribute to the overall functioning of The Link by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed;
  • Represent the YCSS program within The Link;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of all clinical activities;
  • Maintain open communication within the agency and fulfill administrative duties as they are assigned;
  • Maintain clinical/professional development through reading, attending workshops and peer and clinical consultation
  • Participate/facilitate meetings and conferences as directed by supervisor;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as directed by the supervisor, within the context of the Position Summary.

To learn more about the required qualification, or to apply, please visit our careers portal.

 

Team Lead – Healing Homes

The Team Lead assists the Healing Home Supervisor in both the daily operation and development of the home.

Requirements of the position include having a Child and Youth Care Worker diploma or certificate (or equivalent certificate or diploma) and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in the youth care field as well as:

• Familiarity with computer programs – e.g., Word, Excel, etc.

• Degree in an applicable Human Services field (BSW preferred) and 2 or more years experience in the youth care field.

• Supervisory experience (including financial management).

• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks, and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 (three) months

Learn more about the position or apply by visiting our careers portal.

 

Brief Treatment Therapist

The Brief Treatment Therapist provides advanced mental health services, including consultation, education, therapy, and child advocacy to children, youth, and their families referred by the Mobile Crisis Team, Clinical Follow-up Team, HBCIS, and/or Youth Crisis Support Services. 

A Brief Treatment Therapist is responsible for the supervision and orientation of new staff and students and management of multi-systems cases, multi-diagnosis, family therapy, and any cases with psychotic sequela.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the Brief Treatment Therapist include, but are not limited to:

Treatment Planning

  • Provide on-site and community-based intervention, individual and family therapy implementation, and evaluation through an advanced understanding of psychiatric diagnostic categories and impressions;
  •  Assign cases to the Brief Treatment Clinician;
  • Meet regularly with the YCSS Team for the purpose of collaboration and planning;
  • Refer and engage in case review with YCSS Psychiatrist;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of all clinical activities;
  • Support the development and implementation of treatment plans by the YCSS Team;
  •  Engage clients’ families in the treatment process, whenever possible;
  •  Provide direct clinical services to clients as needed;
  •  Provide regularly scheduled consultation with the staff team by attending staff meetings;
  •  Assist the team in problem-solving to address client issues.

Inter-Agency Consultation

  • Provide triage and referral;
  • Provide consultation to collateral agencies such as Children’s Mental Health, Child and Family Services, schools, and Probation.

Staff Team Professional Development

  • Facilitate topic-specific training sessions as needed to assist the staff team in developing skills to implement treatment plans;
  • Participate in hiring/screening of staff, when requested by the Program Coordinator;
  • Provide feedback on job performance for staff evaluations, as requested.

Case Management

  • Collaborate with the YCSS Team by providing input to the clinical aspects of case management that involve therapeutic issues, such as intake, treatment plans, discharge planning, support requests, and contact with collaterals.

Continuity of Care

  • Participate as a member of the YCSS management team;
  •  Work in consultation with other YCSS staff, external agencies, and the YCSS Coordinator to ensure continuity and communication throughout YCSS;
  • Extend consultation, whenever possible, by sharing YCSS resources and information with other The Link programs;
  • Attend The Link staff meetings and contribute to the overall functioning of The Link by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed;
  • Represent the YCSS program both within and outside of The Link;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of all clinical activities;
  • Maintain open communication within the agency and fulfill administrative duties as assigned;
  • Maintain clinical/professional development through reading, attending workshops, and peer and clinical consultation on a regular basis;
  • Facilitate weekly case conferencing and daily case assignment;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as directed by the supervisor, within the context of the Position Summary.

Residential Support Mentor

The Residential Support Mentor provides independent living supports to young adults who may have intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues, and who experience barriers to living independently in the community. Being an active role model.  Empowering individuals to gain and maintain independent living situations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Residential Support Mentor include, but are not limited to:

  • Support residents with the preparation, implementation, and follow through of the Person-Centered Plan in conjunction with the support network;
  •  Maintain positive and effective communication with residents, families, supervisors, agencies, co-workers, and community at large;
  •  Support residents with their person centered planning process; assist residents with the management of their personal funds; assist the residents to manage within their financial limits; assist in the management of household funds where required;
  •  Attend to residents’ physical, emotional and medical care, support and model the expected behaviour of self-care, encourage the positive outcome; encourage and assist each resident to participate in the daily living activities and responsibilities of their personal lives;
  •  Complete necessary documentation and records accurately in accordance with policy and procedures, Residential Care Licensing and Family Services requirements; individual logs, communication logs, and daily reports, financial records, medical information (seizure, health, MAR sheet, medical appointments);
  •  Ensure property maintenance, ensure compliance with fire safety regulations, following proper hygiene and hazardous waste disposal requirement, and report and attend to unsafe conditions and equipment;
  •  Complete risk assessment for the individuals; ensure safe food intake, support them in preparation of food, supervise them in identified risk areas;
  •  Be a team player; participate in all staff meetings, participate in professional development; form positive supportive relationship with other staff members;
  •  Assist in the training and orientation of new staff; act as a positive role model, act as a resource, include new staff as a team player, give and receive feedback and encouragement.

 

Payroll Specialist

The Payroll Specialist assists with daily payroll duties, answers employee inquiries, processes a biweekly payroll cycle for employees, provides timely and accurate payroll information, quarterly accruals, and monthly account reconciliations as requested by managers and accounting department. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for accurate and timely completion of full-cycle activities of the payroll functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The duties and responsibilities of the Payroll Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Payroll
  • Processes payroll for salaried and casual employees, including new hires, transfers and resignations;
  • Verifies time sheets, performs calculations, balances, inputs and transmits the biweekly payroll;
  • Calculates time sheets, allocates and inputs hours for contracted workers;
  • Calculates and verifies employee sick, vacation, and salary increments;
  • Maintains the HRIS system, regularly updating employee information, ensuring all information is kept current;
  • Investigates and follows up in a timely manner on any payroll discrepancies and inquiries presented by employees or supervisors;
  • Prepares quarterly accruals from current journal entries and downloads into the financial system;
  • Processes current pay journal entries received from external payroll service provider and downloads into the financial system;
  • Prepares and processes information and adjustments for all tax forms including T4/T4A/T2200’s;

To learn more about requirements and qualifications required to success in this position and to apply, please visit our employment portal.

 

Youth Care Practitioner Support Mentor

The Youth Care Practitioner Support Mentors are exceptional Child & Youth Care Workers who work with, and serve as a model for, other YCPs.  They participate in regular shifts in the Healing Homes along side the regular shift workers providing guidance and developmental learning.  They also respond, as directed, in times of crisis or disruption within a Healing Home and sometimes cover shifts when other YCPs are not available.

At times, the Youth Care Support Mentors engage in specific contracts with other YCPs in order to focus on specific areas of learning and development.

Regular travel is required to our offices in The Pas, Thompson and Winnipeg, MB.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Youth Care Practitioner Support Mentor include, but are not limited to;

  • Provide ongoing role modeling of exceptional CYC practice for Healing Home YCPs;
  • Engage in developmental learning with Healing Home YCPs;
  • Promote relational engagement between youth and YCPs;
  • Support Healing Homes in times of crisis or other struggles;
  • Promote the development of a Relational CYC Approach in the Healing Homes;
  • Promote a culture of learning and development among Healing Home YCPs;
  • Cover shifts, exceptionally, when no one else is available, or until replacement arrives.

For more information about qualifications and experience required for this position and to apply please visit our employment portal.

 

Work Experience Case Manager

The Work Experience Case Manager will tailor services and supports to assist youth participants facing barriers to employment, develop skills and gain the confidence and experience they need to successfully transition to the workforce. This position is responsible for providing pre-employment training opportunities designed to meet participants’ unique needs and enhance their employability.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of The Work Experience Case manager include, but are not limited to: 

  • Interview applicants to assess suitability for program  
  • Intake all new participants utilizing assessment and screening tools to identify strengths and needs
  • Assessing participants initially and collaborate with participant to develop individualized Personal Development Plan (PDP) including goals to boost workplace literacy
  • Ensure mental health and cultural needs are met by facilitating referrals to enhanced support services
  • Review PDPs weekly with participants
  • Assist participants to explore various career options that meet their needs
  • Meet weekly with participants to provide progress report
  • Support and assist participants with any issues that arise
  • Develop and review/update program employability curriculum
  • Schedule guest speakers and external workshops
  • Schedule weekly electives and workshops for participants
  • Coordinate employment placements for all participants
  • Provide financial oversight for payment to participants
  • Deliver/facilitate training/workshops that are focused on enhancing workplace literacy and skill development
  • Develop positive relationships with community partners and work placements

Find out more about other requirements and qualifications and apply by visiting our employment portal.

 

Nurse Practitioner

Our team provides a spectrum of community, crisis intervention and clinical resources for family and youth across the province of Manitoba.  We are enhancing The Link Youth Hub by adding primary health care services through an integrated approach across program areas internally while working externally with other community groups. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable community based health care.

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, as part of the multidisciplinary team, this .5 FTE position:

Applies advanced nursing and medical theory to the provision of clinical care, autonomously ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacologic agents and performing minor invasive procedures.

Applies current/relevant nursing and medical theory, which allows for contribution to knowledge, development and involvement in advancing the nursing profession.

Incorporates medical knowledge and advanced nursing knowledge; integrates this knowledge and experiential base into clinical practice.

Demonstrates competence to practice autonomously in the implementation of strategies to promote health and prevent illness, is proficient in planning, implementing and evaluating complex care, and demonstrates competence to teach others.

Provides for problem solving among staff or between staff and people we serve and with multidisciplinary team.

Provide clinical supervision, education, and mentoring for graduate nursing students and other health care professionals.

Explain and promote the role of the nurse practitioner to the public, and other professionals.

Commit to professional self-development on an ongoing basis through continuing education programs, literature/journal reviews, lectures, conferences, and/or committee work.

Propose, maintain, and update policies and procedures relevant to this position.

Applies skills in consultation, collaboration and systems management in providing effective care.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two (2) years recent clinical nursing experience required; preferably in the primary care setting.

Experience working with mental health and/or addictions an asset.

Experience working across sectors and linking between programs/organizations considered an asset.

Two years of practice in the extended practice role in community health and primary care an asset.

Demonstrated clinical competence in the delivery of primary care services to a variety of groups, especially youth and young adults.

EDUCATION (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

Masters of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Stream or equivalent educational preparation as approved by College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) required.

Certification/Licensure/Registration.

Nurse practitioners have the authority to provide extended practice nursing care if they are competent to provide that care, the care is endorsed in the practice setting and is within the scope of nursing practice as defined by the CRNM.

Active participation in professional associations e.g. Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.

Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of active registration on the RN Extended Practice (EP) Register of the CRNM.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Windows and Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Competency in managing technology in healthcare systems.

Ability to perform independently, take initiative, and as a member of the team.

Demonstrated leadership ability.

Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.

Ability to function in a demanding and stressful environment.

Demonstrated effective conceptual, organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking/problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.

Ability to foster inter-personal relationships including effective negotiation and conflict resolution.

Demonstrated effective group facilitation skills.

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses on the Extended Practice Register.

Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.

Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

Advanced nursing care knowledge related to health assessment, diagnostics, pharmacotherapeutics and invasive and minor surgical procedures.

Regional/Facility policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.

Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.

Principles of collaborative practice.

Visit our employment portal to apply.