Job Title: Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker
Work Site: Sunshine Coast Mental Health - Sechelt, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $25.40 - $27.53 per hour
Come work as a Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker to join the team in Sechelt, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker with VCH you will:
Provide support services to clients who are seriously affected by substance use and/or mental health problems.
Monitor clients, documents and provide verbal reports on observations in accordance with standard procedures or specific direction, facilitate the use of community services and resources and provide information on community services, and liaise and coordinate services with mental health, addictions, medical professionals and other related services.
Participate in the process of case planning, assist clients in the development of life skills and healthy lifestyles and escort clients to appointments as needed.
Participate in team meetings and corporate initiatives, engage in ongoing team planning and quality improvement activities, participate in maintaining a healthy environment for clients and team, and perform a variety of clerical duties as required.
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 from a recognized Social Services Support Worker educational program, two (2) years’ recent, related 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.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
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 development of health life skills.
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 behavior, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral 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.
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 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.