|Job Title:||Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker|
|Work Site:||Gibsons Adult Tertiary Rehabilitation, Sumac Place - Sechelt, BC|
|Status:||Temporary Part Time (0.68 FTE)|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible until return of incumbent|
|Salary:||$24.83 per hour|
|Hours:||0730 - 1530/0730 - 1930/1530 - 2330/1930 - 0730, with rotating days off|
ABOUT SUMAC PLACE:
Sumac Place is a 28-bed specialized mental health facility located in Gibsons, B.C. It is part of Vancouver Coastal Health’s plan to meet the need for specialized mental health services throughout the region and serves clients from the Sunshine Coast as well as from other locations in the region. Sumac Place serves adult patients with complex mental illness who need further supports in order to optimize their independence and quality of life. Clients are stable and require specialized rehabilitation services as they continue on their recovery journey.
ABOUT GIBSONS, BC:
Known as the “gateway to the Sunshine Coast”, located just north of Vancouver, Gibsons is a quaint town overlooking a harbour and features the beautiful backdrop of our coastal mountains. This charming municipality filled with artists, entrepreneurs, and fishing boats is just a scenic 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver followed by a short 5km drive from the Langdale ferry terminal. This area is home to the traditional territories of both the Squamish and Sechelt First Nations, and is ideal for residents seeking a relaxing blend of water and land activities. Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with unlimited hiking, biking, golf, fishing and more in a community rich in culture.
Within the context of a client and family-centred recovery model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, works as a member of an interdisciplinary tertiary mental health team to provide comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation services within a recovery framework. A primary goal of the tertiary mental health program is to successfully support individuals in returning to the community through increasing functional skills and abilities, reducing the positive and negative symptoms of psychiatric illness, increasing coping strategies to mitigate treatment resistant psychiatric symptoms, minimizing challenging behaviours, increasing social interconnections and improving physical health and wellness.
Reporting to the Program Coordinator and under the daily direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker provides support to the recovery of individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses who require resources beyond the scope of secondary mental health services due to the intensity, complexity or intractability of their symptoms. Provides a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance and support to access resources to individuals with complex severe and persistent mental illnesses. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to assist in the development of individualized rehabilitative treatment plans. Contributes to the overall evaluation of the client. Observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations. Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on respect. Promotes independence for client while supporting them with activities of daily living such as personal care, including bathing, grooming, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting needs, perineal care and incontinence supply changes; community appointments/errands/activities; and meal planning and preparation. Assists in maintaining a safe environment for clients and the team. Participates in team meetings, engages in team planning and quality improvement activities, and maintains and updates own knowledge.
Education & Experience
Skills & Abilities:
This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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