Job Title: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker
Work Site: Mental Health Assessment & Treatment, Willow Pavilion
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.73 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately June 2021
Salary: $25.33 per hour
0730-1530 / 1530-2330
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker to join the team at the Willow Pavilion. Apply today to join our team!
As a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, you will:
Provide support to the recovery of individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses who require resources beyond the scope of secondary mental health services due to the intensity, complexity or intractability of their symptoms.
Provide a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance and support to access resources to individuals with complex severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to assist in the development of individualized rehabilitative treatment plans.
Contribute to the overall evaluation of the client.
Observe and monitor clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and report significant observations.
Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
Promote independence for client while supporting them with activities of daily living such as personal care, including bathing, grooming, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting needs, perineal care and incontinence supply changes; community appointments/errands/activities; and meal planning and preparation.
Assist in maintaining a safe environment for clients and the team.
Participate in team meetings, engage in team planning and quality improvement activities, and maintain and update your own knowledge.
About the Tertiary Mental Health Program
A primary goal of the tertiary mental health program is to successfully support individuals in returning to the community through increasing functional skills and abilities, reducing the positive and negative symptoms of psychiatric illness, increasing coping strategies to mitigate treatment resistant psychiatric symptoms, minimizing challenging behaviours, increasing social interconnections and improving physical health and wellness.
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
Grade 12, Social Services Diploma, or Certificate from a recognized Health Care Worker educational program, such as Health Care Support Worker Certificate, Certificate in Community Mental Health, Human Service Worker Certificate or Addictions Worker Certificate, plus two (2) years’ experience working in a psychiatric setting with individuals who have complex mental health and addictions issues, or other qualifications determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work.
Successful candidates may be required to successfully complete a Food Safe certification course if applicable to the designated program during their orientation/qualifying period in order to be deemed to have successfully passed their qualifying period.
Knowledge & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize the work
Ability to operate related equipment.
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.