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    Kelly Allen-Pitchko

    The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking an Advisor, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) to join our Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team.

    You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.

    At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

    Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Placing affected communities at the centre and in partnership, the incumbent seeks to advance the provision of mental health and psychosocial support across operations and programs, primarily to those impacted by emergencies and crises, with a focus on improving access to underserved and under-resourced populations, such as Indigenous communities, remote communities, people experiencing homelessness, migrant workers, and other priority populations.

    In this role, you will:

    Conduct Psychosocial (PSS) Assessment to develop understanding of impacts on affected communities (e.g., demographic and contextual information, mental health and psychosocial needs, vulnerabilities and risks, capacities and resources) and recommendations to meet outstanding needs.

    Complete PSS Field Reports to ensure ongoing assessment and monitoring.

    Advocate within the operation or program to ensure MHPSS and protection considerations and recommendations are integrated into service design and delivery.

    Identify and map relevant community partner organizations based on PSS Assessment gaps analysis, and establish mechanisms to collaborate with them to ensure holistic support for impacted individuals that focuses on developing individual and community capacity and resiliency.

    Provide technical guidance to operational or program personnel on complex MHPSS considerations, including crisis intervention and management, and protection protocols and response as member of the Protection Team.

    Lead capacity-building as relevant to the operation or program based on Advisor’s specialized and professional knowledge (e.g., harm reduction approaches, traditional ways of knowing).

    Complete end-of-mission report and debriefing upon demobilization to provide MHPSS National team with feedback and recommendations related to preparedness for and experience in deployment, including evaluating support to personnel and appropriateness of services to meet the needs of impacted individuals.

    Complete training requirements to ensure readiness to deploy, inform CRC of availability to deploy and participate in pre-deployment briefings.

    Click HERE to learn more and/or to apply

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