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Senior Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Trainer
Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the project officer for the seniors’ program, your role will be knowledge transfer and practice support for workers, caregivers, and volunteers who work with the target clientele.
You will be assigned periodic mandates for facilitation and training as part of the senior mental health program. Depending on the type of contract, you will also review and adapt content to the needs of the CMHA’s clientele. You may be responsible for making appointments and the logistics of group presentations. You will be asked to report on your activities.
This is a contract position (self-employed worker) beginning as soon as possible. Work will be done remotely or in person, in accordance with public health safety measures. The schedule may vary between days and evenings based on the clientele’s needs. The clientele is within Québec.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Lead training (webinars, hybrid presentations) and adapt to different clienteles (professionals, volunteers, caregivers, seniors, etc.).
- Transfer knowledge on training topics developed by the CMHA-Montréal branch as part of its Vieillir en bonne santé mentale (aging in good mental health) program.
- Have a positive outlook on aging and defend values in the fight against ageism.
- Help optimize training impact measures.
- As required, review and adapt content for the Vieillir en bonne santé mentale program to challenges in a given context.
- Take part in scientific monitoring for mental health among seniors (conditions for success, positive initiatives in the network, precipitating factors of psychological distress, etc.).
- Collaborate with the person responsible for the seniors’ program to plan and deploy training in Montréal.
- Promote the program and represent the organization with authorities and at a range of events.
- Follow up on requests and plan training.
- Quickly analyze client needs and expectations to tailor facilitation for training groups.
- Identify topics of interest and help develop the service offer.
- Other related duties.
- Educational skills, ability to simplify and transfer knowledge.
- Scientific rigour, analytical and synthesizing skills.
- Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Creativity and innovative spirit.
- Leadership, autonomy.
- Collaborative spirit.
- Energy and determination.
- Strong writing skills.
- Sense of organization, attention to detail and precision.
- Sense of ethics.
- Adaptability and ability to work in a changing environment.
- University degree or equivalent in social gerontology in a psychosocial or related field (psychology, social work, anthropology, sociology, public health, etc.).
- Relevant experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge in mental health and use of a promotion/prevention approach.
- Understanding of the complexity of experiences in aging.
- Familiarity with concepts of social participation and ageism.
- Significant experience leading groups and digital knowledge transfer (webinars).
- Familiarity with the Microsoft environment and digital communication tools (Zoom, Slack, Asana).
- Interest in a systemic approach to mental health (an asset).
- Fluency in spoken and written French; advanced English (bilingualism an asset).
- Piece work (fixed rate plus reimbursement for travel and living expenses, if any).
- The number of mandates is not defined. No guaranteed minimum.
- Changing place of work: at CMHA offices, remotely, webinars, or in-person presentations.
- Training and orientation provided by the organization.
- You must have your own computer and means of transportation.
- Confidentiality agreement and respect for copyright.
- 18-month commitment.
- Available at least 7 hours a week.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by Monday, January 17 at 5 p.m. to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that only candidates selected will be contacted.