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Job Number:  35604
Mental Health Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 30 June 2017
(53 days ago)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: As per Coll. Agreement: $21.85 - $23.69

Mental Health Worker - Regular full time                 


JOB REFERENCE                     2017-32

UNION:                                       HEU (MPA Certification)

PROGRAM:                                Virginia House


SALARY RANGE:                      $21.85 - $23.69

HOURS OF PAY:                       34.5 hours per week



Week 1 to 4                           Sunday/Monday and Saturday (20:30 – 08:30)

Week 5 to 8                           Monday (20:30 – 8:30) and Friday/Saturday (8:30 – 20:30)

Week 9  to 12                       Wednesday to Friday (20:30 – 08:30)

Week 13 to 16                      Tuesday to Thursday (8:30 – 20:30)

Week 17 to 20                      Sunday/Monday (8:30 – 20:30) and Tuesday (20:30 – 8:30)


START DATE:                            July 1, 2017

REPORTS TO:                           Manager of Care


All candidates subject to a criminal records search.



The Mental Health Worker must have the personality, temperament and competence to work with residents in a licensed care environment. The incumbent should be well motivated and have the ability to motivate others. This position requires shift work and under direction assists residents with activities of daily living and generally does role modeling in a manner that will maintain and respect the spirit, dignity and individuality of others. Care for residents and the facility comes under the supervision of the Manager of Care.


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representing the knowledge, skills and ability needed.


  1. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  2. Mental Health Worker Certificate from a recognized college/university in social/behavioral science.
  3. Food Hygiene Certificate/Community Care Food Handlers Certificate
  4. Two years related experience
  5. Emergency Firs Aid Certificate/C.P.R. Certificate
  6. Current Driver’s License
  7. Medical Certification of capability of carrying out assigned duties
  8. Compliance with the TB immunization program of the Ministry of Health 


  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  2. Ability to write routine reports and correspond proficiently.
  3. Ability to apply common sense, understanding and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  4. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 



While other duties may be assigned, main duties and responsibilities include the following:

  1. Under direction, to assists residents with activities of daily living.
  2. Recommend and participate in developing meaningful, realistic and measurable individual care plans.
  3. To assess, monitor and record residents’ needs and progress on a daily basis and/or as needed.
  4. Encourage an atmosphere of independence, self-reliance and mutual accord by role modeling, teaching and training. Areas to be addressed are daily life skills, money management, making and keeping appointments and other related duties as they arise.
  5. To plan, implement and evaluate social and recreational programs in the facility and encouraging participation in the community events as directed.
  6. Administer medications and treatments in accordance with the Pharmacy Policies, standards and philosophy. Assess impact of medications by documenting impressions.
  7. Ensure safety in the work place in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation Board standards and regulations.
  8. Assist with orientation of new staff and residents.
  9. Assist residents and co-workers with house cleaning on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  10. Prepare, cook and serve meals in accordance with Food Safe Standards and weekly posted menu. Monitor food supplies by listing needed items and rotating supplies.
  11. Perform yard maintenance by raking and bagging leaves, shoveling snow and salting sidewalks as required.
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned.







How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format only, with reference 2017-32, to the Human Resource Department.
Contact Details:
MPA Society
Human Resources

Fax: 604-482-3760
Post: 122 Powell Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1G1
www:   www.mpa-society.org/about-mpa/careers

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