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Job Number:  38780
Transitional Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
(51 days ago)
Coast Mental Health
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Riverview Salary: (not entered)

About Coast
Coast Mental Health (Coast) is one of the largest mental health non-profit societies in Canada, and operates a large array of innovative housing and community based rehabilitation services for people with a mental illness living in and around Vancouver.  Coast operates in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia providing approximately 1000 people with supportive housing and 4000 clients living in the community with a wide variety of programs and services.

 

Coast fosters a client-driven, recovery-oriented environment that promotes restoring health, personal growth and a return to society for individuals with a mental illness through advocacy and providing direct programs and services.

 

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Cottage/Transitional Housing Program, in a manner consistent with the Coast’s mission, philosophy, policies and objectives, the position is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the home programs such as cooking, cleaning, maintenance tasks by engaging the residents in daily life skills activities, medication administration all based on the psycho social rehabilitation principles. You will further identify and support residents to access community resources and services.

 

Required Qualifications
University degree in a related field and two years in a mental health setting including community work experience or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience in an applied Human/Social Service field.
You must have a valid First Aid Certificate ("Emergency First Aid - Community Care" or equivalent), a Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Clearance required if hired, Foodsafe, WHMIS and a valid B.C. Driver’s License. Successful applicants are subject to approval of FPI Director.

 

Knowledge and Abilities
• Ability to work with people with a mental illness.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
• Ability and willingness to understand and work with adults who have been found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder.
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
• Life skills training and experience.
• Good organizational and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups.

 

Why Coast
• We believe in the person, not the disease.
• We operate client-centered care under the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
• There is a variety of work within a particular position and within the organization.
• We strive to be the best that we can be.
• We hold Exemplary Status accreditation through Accreditation Canada.
• We have won numerous awards for our innovative programming.
• We care about our employees, and believe in living our values and culture throughout the organization.

 
 
Week 1 & 2:
Saturday/Sunday: Off;
Monday - Friday: 23:00-07:00
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your application directly to
Contact Details:
Elodie Tsang
Coast Mental Health
293 East 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 2C4

Tel: 6046752345
E-mail:


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