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Full Time (35 hrs) Community Mental Health Worker-qathet Complex Care Housing for Lift Community Services


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Position:Full Time (35 hrs) Community Mental Health Worker-qathet Complex Care Housing
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2024-Jul-15
Salary or Wage:$27.15 per hour
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Diploma in Community Social Service or completion of Mental Health Worker program
- A minimum of two years of experience in similar roles
- At least one year of experience working with clients presenting with mental health and/or substance use conditions would be considered a significant asset
- A combination of education, training and experience may also be accepted
- Experience with trauma-informed care and demonstrated ability to practice from a harm reduction approach would be an asset
- Experience in community healthcare setting would also be an asset
- A valid BC driverís license and personal vehicle is required
- Requires Vulnerable Sector Check and/or Criminal Record Check clearance

Duties and Responsibilities

- Participates in case planning with clients with activities including, but not limited to: interviewing clients to identify needs and opportunities, gatherings information from a variety of sources (families, other care providers, etc.), documenting pertinent information, and collecting relevant records
- Works with clients to determine appropriate care to meet needs, situational requirements and appropriate programs
- Implements multidisciplinary care plans, observes clientís behavior and symptoms, provides feedback regarding clientís needs, performance and progress, recognizes anticipated/unanticipated client responses to care, develops short term strategies in response to emergent situations and reports significant observations to the team or appropriate team member
- Provides supportive counselling, demonstrations, modeling and behavior management to assist with the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills. Involves client in activities of daily living, including maintaining personal hygiene and appearance, preparing food, safety, shopping, budgeting, laundering and cleaning, time management, organization and interpersonal communication, developing a social network
- Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships and delivers care to assigned clients in accordance with care plans, performing duties such as taking and recording temperature, pulse and respiration, collecting specimens, weighing residents
- Administers medications when required in accordance with established policies and procedures
- Participates in and oversees various client focused social and recreational activities which may include social groups, recreational activities, arts and crafts, games, and therapeutic and educational groups and workshops
- Identifies clientís and familyís perspectives, learning needs and readiness to learn, initiates discussions to determine and understand client needs, goals and concerns, engages client and family in care plan, encourages informed decision making and emotional support
- Maintains client records and provides input and feedback by participating in team care conferences and collaborates with the health care team to enhance client wellbeing
- Acts as an advocate to assist clients in resolving conflicts and other problems with external organizations
- Ensures a safe environment for clients and staff by adhering to violence prevention, infection control, occupational health and safety standards
- Performs housekeeping duties as required, checks the operation of relevant equipment to ensure safe working order, and reports incident/equipment problems or general safety concerns to Supervisor

Additional Details


WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.