• Health Care Worker 2 - Community Support

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Health Care Worker 2 - Community Support
    Work Site: North East Mental Health Team 
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.50 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $22.38 - $24.26 per hour
    Hours: 0830 - 1630 Weekdays
    Reference#: 107943-mal


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Reporting to the Manager and/or Coordinator and in coordination with the Housing Case Manager, the Health Care Worker 2 provides community support services to complex medically comprised individuals with mental illness and substance use issues residing in group homes or independently by observing/monitoring clients, providing emotional support, advocacy, accompaniment to medical/psychiatric or other appointments/procedures and assisting clients with activities of daily living and residential moves.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Certificate from a recognized Health Care Worker educational program such as Community Health Worker Program, plus two years recent, relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Valid B.C. driver's license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid. 


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

     

    • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
    • Sound knowledge of community, social and health resources 
    • Ability to work with clients to problem solve activities of daily living.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with psychiatric emergencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with clients who have active substance use issues and difficult/challenging behaviours.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, work independently with minimal direction, take initiative to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees, deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies, maintain confidentiality and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
    • Willingness to work with a culturally diverse population is required.
    • 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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