• Mental Health Worker 2

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Mental Health Worker 2
    Work Site: Chapman House - Sechelt, BC
    Status: Casual 
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible
    Salary: $22.38 - $24.26 per hour
    Hours: various
    Reference#: 107389-bmc


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Within the context of a resident and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, works as part of a multidisciplinary team in a residential setting with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness living in a licensed group home. Participates in case planning with clients; interviews clients to identify problems and needs and works with clients to determine appropriate care. Acts as an advocate to assist clients in resolving conflicts and other problems with external organizations. Implements care plans, observes residents behaviour and symptoms, provides feedback regarding resident’s needs, performance and progress. Provides supportive counselling, demonstrations, behavioural management to assist with the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Diploma in Community Social Service.
    • Two (2) years recent, related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
    • Valid CPR and First Aid certificates.


    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of residents and staff. 
    • Ability to demonstrate and assist residents with activities of daily living.
    • Ability to resolve conflicts and provide crisis intervention.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written form (English).
    • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize.
    • Ability to observe and recognize changes in residents.
    • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with residents.
    • Ability to analyze, make decisions, and resolve problems.
    • Ability to instruct.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.


    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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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