Under the general supervision of the assigned Coordinator, the Rehabilitation Worker, Forensic Mental Health, implements established programs and develops, implements and evaluates new, comprehensive individual and group rehabilitative programs within clinical streams to meet the specific needs of patients using psychosocial principles and practices that facilitate the patient in a successful reintegration into the community.
In this role, you will:
Carry out components of established psychosocial rehabilitative programs to address the assessed needs of patients by implementing, actively participating in and evaluating open and closed therapeutic programs.
Implement individual program plans and corresponding psychosocial rehabilitation intervention strategies including: a wide variety of group-based rehabilitation and/or vocational rehab programs such as cooking programs for OT ( for maximum ,medium, minimum security patients); determining the destination and taking patients on small or large group staff supported community outings; implementing planned patient activities/programs and/or programs in Fir Hall such as the Retail Training/Canteen program; setting up gym equipment and instructing patients in its use for Recreation Therapy programs; preparing woodworking supplies and providing direction to patients in the completion of woodwork projects; conducting pre and post safety checks in the woodworking shop and vocational rehab programs.
Work collaboratively with the interprofessional team to develop individualized rehabilitative treatment plans for patients by identifying patient strengths, limitations and functional level for program involvement.
Work with team members in the regular evaluation of assigned programs with regard to patients’ assessed needs and progress, and modify or change programs as indicated, e.g., recommending suitability for programs and determining when it is safe and appropriate to integrate community rehabilitation resources and opportunities into individual patient treatment programs.
Graduation from a recognized recreational, rehabilitation or related health or human services program.
Two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Food Safe Certificate.
Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
You have the ability to:
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Deal with others effectively.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.
Organize the work.
Operate related equipment.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Casual (FTE 0.01)
70 Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9