Residential Youth Mental Health Support Worker (casual/on-call)
IDM Youth Services Inc.
Salt Spring Island, BC

Residential Support Worker for Youth with Complex Needs.

Meals, accommodations and ferry costs will be provided for you on days worked.

Casual/on-call weekend and weekday shifts available.

12 hour shift structure (8am-8pm or 8pm-8am)

**All potential candidates would be required to participate in a paid non-violent crisis intervention training certification.

About the Facility

Salt Spring House is a privately funded, family directed intensive outpatient treatment home for a 17-year-old female with complex developmental and mental health needs, who exhibits challenging behaviors.

The primary goal of the program is to successfully support this individual in her return to the community and her family home 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 behaviors, increasing social interconnections, strengthening familial ties, improving physical health and wellness.

Job Duties Included, but are not limited to:

  • Working with interdisciplinary team to assist in managing client behavior and developing a behavioral care plan.
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary team to inform treatment plans and assists client to develop and achieve the goals outlined within their individualized treatment plan.
  • Coordinating care using a trauma informed practice, harm reduction and a recovery-oriented care approach.
  • Providing one-to-one support at home or in the community in all areas of daily living.
  • Supporting best possible lifestyle within client’s rights and preferences.
  • Working collaboratively and professionally with supervisor and client support network.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Youth and Child care with some supervised mental health work experience or
  • A degree or diploma in a related field
  • Direct working experience supporting youth who have various degrees of cognitive impairments, mental health conditions and behavioral challenges.
  • Work experience within an interdisciplinary setting.

Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following certificates:

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Crisis and Trauma Response Certification

Successful Candidates must also have:

  • A reliable vehicle and a class 5 driver’s licence
  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR
  • Experience working with youth
  • Exceptional working references
  • Clean background check
  • Basic computer knowledge e.g. internet use, Microsoft office, etc.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $23.00 to $27.00 /hour