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Job Number:  35436
Residential Mental Health Worker: Casual
Job Posted: Friday, 2 June 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
(63 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Br
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $18.39/hr

Our vision: Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.


Job Summary

We are seeking Casual Residential Mental Health Workers with a passion for the wellbeing of others to assist residents living with mental health challenges and other chronic health conditions. The Residential Mental Health Worker dispenses medication, prepares meals and coaches residents in daily activities which may include accompanying individuals to medical appointments, volunteer shifts and exercise programs. Our residents are responsible for their own personal hygiene; this is not a care aide position. The ideal candidate has experience in a harm reduction setting, an understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation and can build professional rapport with residents in a manner that maintains and respects the spirit, dignity and inclusivity and individuality of others in a 6-7 bed supportive home. All homes are in North Vancouver.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote self-reliance and independence by supporting residents to participate in and achieve the goals of their care plans in order to maintain recovery from mental health issues
  • Provide practical assistance, support, and mentor residents with activities of daily living such as housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, money management, interpersonal skills, community integration, making and keeping appointments and other skills as they arise.
  • Coordinate the delivery of, check for accuracy of and administer medications
  • Liaise with Community Psychiatric Services or other related mental health, addiction or other government or community supports, as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as needed.


  • Diploma or Degree in a Social Services or related field, or a combination of education, lived and work experience
  • Experience working with people living with mental health and substance use challenges and other barriers
  • Experience working with people living with concurrent disorders in a harm reduction setting is an asset
  • Basic computer and Internet literacy (including MS Word/Excel/Outlook, G-Mail)
  • Excellent oral communication skills. Second language is an asset
  • Physical capacity to carry out the duties and operate related equipment
  • Valid First Aid Level 1 and CPR are conditions of employment
  • Food Safe Certificate is a condition of employment
  • Vulnerable Population Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment

Hours of Work:



Casual Shifts

Days: 7:30-3:30, $18.39 hour + 6% vacation

Afternoons: 3:30 – 10:30, $18.39 hour + 6% vacation

Overnights: 12:00am – 6:00am interrupted sleep shift, $14.00 hour + 6%

Wage for statutory holidays all shifts: Time and a half regardless of how many hours worked in

the previous 30 days. Casual shifts arise when regularly scheduled staff are ill or take vacation or long term leave.


Casual employees are expected to be available for statutory holidays. Casual shifts are scheduled in advance to cover vacation, statutory holidays, long term leave and also occur due to sudden illness. Casual staff are given priority for open full-time or part-time positions at CMHA NWV.


How to Apply:
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Please email your application to the contact listed
Contact Details:
Lisa Fedorak
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Br
300-1835 Lonsdale
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J8

Tel: (604) 987-6959
www:   northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca/

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