Vancouver Coastal Health

Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker (Health Care Worker Certificate)

Job ID 2024-121934
City Vancouver
Work Location
Crisis Home Venture
Work Area
Home Worksite
11 - VC Mental Health Serv
Labour Agreement
Community Subsector
300 - Community BCGEU (35 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Temporary Part-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Support Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $31.56/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $33.28/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
Position End Date - Incumbent
Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.


The salary range for this position is CAD $31.56/Hr. - CAD $33.28/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker to join the Crisis Home Venture Team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker you will:

  • Provide support services to clients who have mental health and drug and alcohol misuse/addiction issues.
  • Monitor clients, documents and provide verbal reports on observations in accordance with standard procedures or specific direction, facilitates the use of community services and resources and proves information on community services, and liaises and coordinates services with mental health, addictions, and medical professionals.
  • Plan, organize, facilitate and co-lead groups as required, participates in the process of case planning, assists clients with the activities of daily living including maintaining personal hygiene and appearance, safety, shopping, budgeting, and escorts clients to appointments.
  • Participate in team meetings and corporate initiatives, engage in on going team planning and quality improvement activities, maintain a safe and clean environment for clients and team, and performs a variety of clerical duties as required.


Education & Experience

  • Certificate from a recognized Health Care Worker educational program such as Community Health Worker Program, plus two (2) years’ relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License may be required as local area travel may require the use of a vehicle, and will be noted on the posting.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of community, social and health resources.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse and of problems encountered by chemically dependant individuals; basic understanding of behavior management.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and treatment.
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist client with activities of daily living.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees, to deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies, to maintain confidentiality and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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