Job Title: Mental Health Worker 2
Work Site: Chapman House - Sechelt, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $25.40 - $27.53 per hour
Come work as a Mental Health Worker in Sechelt, BC with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health Worker with a Diploma in Community Social Service to join the team at Chapman House in Sechelt, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Mental Health Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a Long Term Care setting with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness living in a licensed group home.
Participate in case planning with clients and interview clients to identify problems and needs and works with clients to determine appropriate care.
Act as an advocate to assist clients in resolving conflicts and other problems with external organizations.
Implement care plans, observe residents' behaviour and symptoms, and provide feedback regarding residents' needs, performance and progress.
Provide supportive counselling, demonstrations, and behavioural management to assist with the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills.
ABOUT SECHELT, BC:
The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Diploma in Community Social Service plus two (2) years recent, related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Valid CPR and First Aid certificates.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of residents and staff.
Ability to demonstrate and assist residents with activities of daily living.
Ability to resolve conflicts and provide crisis intervention.
Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written form (English).
Ability to work independently and within a team setting.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in residents.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with residents.
Ability to analyze, make decisions, and resolve problems.
Ability to instruct.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.
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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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.