Did You Know?

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

1 to 3% of Canadians have a developmental disability.

Of 80,000 individuals with a developmental disability in Ontario, 24,000 have a dual diagnosis.

It is estimated that 77% of adults with a developmental disability also live in poverty.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth experience substance abuse problems 3 to 5 times higher than heterosexual youth.

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem.

Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.

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At the Griffin Centre, we assist over 2,500 people each year to recognize their strengths, achieve
their goals and improve their lives. Griffin Centre promotes positive change for vulnerable youth
and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families.
We are dedicated to delivering innovative services and developing creative partnerships that
enhance lives and communities.

Overnight Residential Support Worker (Awake)

The Position...

Griffin Centre is currently hiring one full-time Residential Support Worker within one of our Youth Residential Programs located close to Sheppard Ave E and Warden Ave. The hours of this position are from 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., 10 hours per shift, 4 shifts per week, on a rotating schedule (weekdays and weekends).

The PATH residential program serves 5 dually diagnosed youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program focuses on assessing the youths’ needs and helping them to develop their communication, social, life, and anger management skills while they live in a collaborative team environment.

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Evening Receptionist

The Position...

Griffin Centre is currently hiring a Part-time Evening Receptionist for our head office at 1124 Finch Ave West.
The hours for this position are from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday to Thursday evenings inclusive. The role may be held by one person or two people may share it.
The main responsibilities of the role include the following:
Reception Duties:

  • Greet staff, clients, families and visitors to the Centre in a professional and pleasant manner. Take messages, direct callers, provide information;
  • Follow policy on Employee Safety Process by tracking workers’ whereabouts, attempting to locate any workers who have not signed out by the end of the evening, and communicating names of workers who had external evening appointments and who were not reached to the on-call director;
  • Ensure the lobby and waiting area is maintained in a clean and orderly fashion;
  • Create and maintain the Centre’s forms and templates;

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Supervisor, Residential Support Services (Contract)

The Position...

Griffin Centre is currently hiring a Supervisor, Residential Support Services within our adult residential program in York Region. This position is available on a contract basis until May, 2019.

The program is a specialized residential program for adults with a developmental disability and/or dual diagnosis in a community-based setting. The program provides opportunities for adults with complex needs to stabilize in the community in preparation for transition to less intensive settings or programs within the existing system of supports and services. Residential placement can be up to a maximum of 2 years. The program focuses on assessing the individual’s needs and understanding the function of their behaviour, while teaching them coping strategies.

The major position responsibilities include:

  • Supervise front-line staff in their clinical service delivery and professional development;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day service delivery, organization, and management of assigned Residential Program;
  • Support staff/teams in the development and understanding of the clinical issues, formulation, interventions and evaluation with respect to service delivery for clients and their families;
  • Maintain effective communication and collaboration with partner organizations, case managers, families, staff and management, in order to provide seamless, coordinated and integrated service delivery;
  • Chair and attend meetings within and outside the agency in which clinical processes for clients are developed and reviewed;
  • Assist in developing new programs through creation of new systems, procedures and processes at clinical and administrative levels; promotion of programs and development and maintenance of partnerships.

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Griffin Centre provides a stimulating, nurturing and flexible environment that allows staff to pursue different interests and learning opportunities. Our professional staff is committed to helping youth, adults and their families deal with the challenges they face in their lives.

Griffin Centre is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and welcome applicants from all culture, abilities and sexual and gender identities.

Interested in applying to Griffin Centre? Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Human Resources
Griffin Centre Mental Health Services
1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3J6

or Email: resume@griffincentre.org


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