Reporting to the Care Managers, the Single Independent Living Support (ILS) Worker is a member of the mobile, multi-disciplinary treatment team working under the direction of a healthcare professional Mental Health Therapist (MHT) with individuals recovering from mental illness/addictions issues who are connected with the Intensive Community Transition Team (ICT] with Addiction and Mental Health in the Edmonton Zone. The ILS Worker primarily assists the MHT or designated healthcare professional with the implementation of the client’s treatment plan by providing client centered, goal orientated, independent living supports. The ILS Worker relays factual, timely information to the MHT which assists in the evaluation and refinement of the overall transition/recovery plan. As an vital member of the ICT team, the ILS staff member assists MHT with the implementation of the client treatment plans and promotion of recovery by providing goal oriented independent living supports and assistance with activities of daily living (i.e. medication assistance, assistance with budgeting, attending physician appointments with clients, teach cooking skills etc.). Clients are most often seen in their homes. The ILS Worker must work well within a team approach; have effective communication, observation, and reporting skills, and have ability to multi-task and prioritize requests.
As a Single Independent Living Support (ILS) worker, you will be part of an interprofessional team, assisting patients (client, resident) to develop and maintain skills as identified in the care plan, associated with living independently in the community. You will provide support with preventative health care, health maintenance, quality of life, life skills coaching and connect patients to appropriate community supports. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Single ILS Worker
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: Intensive Trans Team Outreach
Primary Location: Forensic Assessment Comm Serv
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 03-FEB-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $21.53
Maximum Salary: $25.12
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current BCLS-HCP Level C required. An excellent attendance record, reliability, and personal suitability must be demonstrated through your employment references.
Mental Health Aide, Personal Care Aide, or equivalent health related certificate/diploma and experience preferred. A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with persons with a mental illness, in a community setting preferred. A strong awareness of community resources and recovery model. Strong understanding of client resources in the community, knowledge of the Inner City Community, concurrent disorders, and mental health legislation.