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Mental Health Support Worker

Halifax - NS, Nova Scotia,CANADA
Job ID
Sunshine Care Homes Inc
Job Category
Foreign Workers Hiring
Posting Date
December 20, 2021
Expiry date
January 19, 2022

Title of Job: Mental Health Support Worker

Duration: Permanent 

Position Status: 30+ hrs 

Shifts Include:  Days, evenings, overnights, and weekends.

Language: English 

 Office Location: Halifax, NS

Start Date:  March 2022


About Us:

Sunshine Homes provides high quality, 24/7 community based residential care and a team of specialized staff for individuals requiring care, support and supervision in their lives.

 Our mission is to ensure quality of life through service excellence.  Our vision is one where our stakeholders will recognize that:

 a)      The individuals served are fully supported in being participating members of their community.

b)      Sunshine Homes is a leading service provider.

c)       We are the employer of choice for people working in this field.

d)       We have positively impacted on the lives of those we serve.


About Our Opportunity:

In our community based residential facility, the Home Support Worker is responsible to and works under the direction of the Senior Support Worker in providing care to the residents, which includes meeting their physical, social, and psychological needs. The Home Support Worker will provide the daily delivery of client supports and domestic housekeeping to individuals living in our homes.

 Job Duties:

 Review client background information, interview clients to obtain case history and prepare intake reports; Assess clients' relevant skill strengths and needs; Assist clients to sort out options and develop plans of action while providing necessary support and assistance; Refer clients to other social services or assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical and financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, day care and other services; Counsel clients living in group homes and halfway houses, supervise their activities and assist in pre-release and release planning; Participate in the selection and admission of clients to appropriate programs; Meet with clients to assess their progress, give support and discuss any difficulties or problems; Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs by tracking clients' behavioural changes and responses to interventions; Provide crisis intervention and emergency shelter services; Maintain contact with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall progress; Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research; Supervise social service support workers and volunteers.


 As the ideal candidate, you are highly energetic, innovative, open-minded and enthusiastic. You are committed to inclusive community living and are highly motivated with strong organizational and communication skills. You are excited to contribute to a quality team and find creative solutions to ever-changing challenges.

 Grade K- 12; Certificate or job reference as Mental Health Support Worker or an acceptable work experience in a related field of work;  8 core competency courses as mandated by the Department of Community Services (can be provided by employer). Previous work experience supporting adults with mental health/intellectual disabilities. Proven ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment that can at times be volatile.

 The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication and possess sound judgment and high-level diplomacy skills. The successful candidate shall demonstrate an ability to write reports and maintain accurate records/files; prepare healthy meals; maintain a highly sanitized facility and engage in standard yard maintenance activities. He/she must be a team player/leader demonstrating a high degree of initiative, and a positive can-do attitude. Commitment to social inclusion and inclusive community living.

 Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: work under pressure, repetitive tasks, physically demanding, attention to detail.

Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record and vulnerable sector check, no longer than 3 months old, to Sunshine before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.

Salary: Starting at S18.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter by email to .  Please clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, skills, and experience requirements. In advance, we thank all applicants for their expressed interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.