Job title :
MHSU SUPPORT WORKER
SHL - TOKO PSYCH REHAB
We are currently seeking casual Mental Health & Substance Use Support Workers (MH&SU) to join our team at the South Hills Campus including South Hills Main, Hill Top House and Apple Lane Mental Health in Kamloops, B.C.
The MH&SU Support Worker provides life skills training, coaching, advocacy, information, and support services for clients experiencing mental health, behavioural and developmental problems in accordance with an established plan of care.
As a key member of the team, the MH&SU Support Worker provides interventions primarily focused on specific skills training and support needs of clients such as helping individuals to acquire relapse prevention, community adjustment, and employment skills. In line with psychosocial rehabilitation / recovery principles, the MH&SU Support Worker facilitates client empowerment and competency development within the four domains of psychosocial rehabilitation (personal life, education, leisure, and work). All rehabilitation and recovery oriented services are to be offered in a manner which respects individual strengths, interest, capacity, and choice. To maximize the opportunity for individual growth and independence, specific attention is given to issues related to skills transfer, generalization, and maintenance. As the client and team delineate various rehabilitation and support needs, the MH&SU Support Worker assists clients in identifying and working through the steps for success.
The MH&SU Support Worker monitors client goal attainment, proactively assists individuals in averting potential crises, and reports client status and progress to the Case Coordinator or the multidisciplinary team. Apart from specific rehabilitation outcomes, this includes such things as any noted reactions to medication.
The MH&SU Support Worker coordinates, plans, promotes, arranges, facilitates and evaluates specialized PSR programs such as Clubhouses, Supportive Housing, Vocational Support Programs, as required.
Casual shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis with shift times are from 08:00 to 20:00, 20:00 to 08:00 hours.
Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!
- Grade 12
- Diploma in a field relevant to the position (ie: community social services, rehabilitation)
- Two years recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Food Safe Certificate
- Current valid BC Driver’s License.
- We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
- Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.