• Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker (Community Health Worker certificate) 

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    Job Title: Mental Health & Addictions Care Worker (Community Health Worker certificate) 
    Work Site: Crisis Home Venture
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.53 FTE)
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
    Salary: $22.38 - $24.26 per hour
    Hours: 0700-1900/1900-0700 with rotating days off 
    Reference#: 109421-etr

     



    Venture is a 20-bed licensed facility, which provides voluntary psychiatric treatment, early intervention and stabilization to individuals with significant mental health and substance use issues, including concurrent disorders that are Vancouver residents 19 years of age or older.  It endeavours to maintain clients’ autonomy in a safe, supportive, community environment.  Individualized treatment plans are formulated on admission and include medication initiation and adjustment as well as recreational and treatment based programmingKey community care providers continue their involvement in ongoing clinical care while people are in Venture.



     

     


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Works within a client and family centred care model in accordance with the vision and values of the organization to provide support services to clients who have mental health and drug and alcohol misuse/addiction issues. Monitors clients, documents and provides 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. Plans, organizes, facilitates and co-leads 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. Participates in team meetings and corporate initiatives, engages in on going team planning and quality improvement activities, maintains a safe and clean environment for clients and team, and performs a variety of clerical duties as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    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 B.C. driver's license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.

    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.

    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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