POSITION: Mental Health Worker
DEPARTMENT: Mental Health and Supported Housing Services – Victory House
POSTING NUMBER: 19-03
SALARY: $21.48 – $23.49
STATUS: Temporary Part-time: ASAP until May 15, 2020 or return of incumbent
HOURS: Every Thursday to Saturday and every second Wednesday 3pm – 11pm
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Worker assists residents with mental and physical disabilities to live successfully in the community by providing a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, life skills assistance, information, and resources in accordance with service/care plans; participates in activities; participates in service/care planning, including input into residents’ psychosocial and general health and activity needs; observes changes in residents’ behaviour/ functioning and reports concerns to the Senior MHW and/or Clinical Nurse Leader as appropriate; documents interventions; ensures that their practice meets professional and organizational standards; fosters a positive and collaborative working environment with colleagues; is committed to participating in his/her own continuing professional development.
- Health Care Support Worker (combined Community Mental Health Worker/Resident Care Aide Attendant) Certificate from a recognized institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience in mental health support and resident care.
- Current First Aid/CPR Certificates required.
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention course preferred.
- Food Safe 1 preferred.
- Class 4 BC Driver’s License preferred.
- Knowledge of mental health recovery principles and approaches to care.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
- Ability to take initiative and work with minimal amount of supervision.
- Ability to empathize and work with people who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, and/or addictions issues, and/or those who may be living with HIV/AIDS or other life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
- Ability to operate related equipment. Knowledge of computer programs including MS windows environment, MS Outlook, and Word.
- Ability to assist in developing, implementing and evaluating programs.
- Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate care, and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in care planning.
- Ability to work independently and professionally.
- Ability to foster a working environment of collaboration, skill, collegiality, and enthusiasm.
- Demonstrable understanding of mental illness and subsequent stigma.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position such as capabilities which are compatible with walking, stopping, bending, and lifting heavy residents using effective and safe body mechanics.
Date Posted: October 9, 2019
Deadline for submission: Until filled
OPEN TO: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS
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