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Job Number:  44362
Community Mental Health Support Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
(5 days ago)
Fraserside Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Surrey, BC Salary: $21.45 per hour

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

POSTING # 18-MH-BOL-02

 

Fraserside Community Services Society invites applications for the following position:

 

Job Title:                      COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER

Program:                      Bolivar Court Supported Housing (Surrey)    

Classification:             GRID LEVEL 11 - Adult, Youth and/or Child Worker        

Rate of Pay:                 $21.45 per hour and increments in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement

 

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide supportive partnerships with residents with serious and persistent mental illness by facilitating individualized goal-oriented treatment plans which are based on a Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model; To support, motivate and encourage clients to live safely and as independently as possible and utilize community rehabilitation, education, social and recreational programs; To work in collaboration with the Supervisor and contribute to the ongoing development and operation of the program.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Diploma in a related human/social service field and one year recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Recovery Model
  • Experience working with clients who are struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness and strong skills in working with a multi-barrier population while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Strong understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically related to people living with mental health and substance use issues; Sound knowledge of established and emerging practices for urban populations with complex needs related to mental health, substance use and homelessness
  • Knowledge of concurrent disorders and community resources an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with family members, support networks, team members, the community and other mental health service providers
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, decision making, coaching and human relations such as a genuine concern and respect for mental health clients
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, self awareness and good boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working effectively with diverse populations
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database entry and familiarity with an electronic case management system is preferred
  • Successful Criminal Record Check

PRESENT HOURS OF WORK:

14 hours per week (9:00am – 4:00pm Sat & Sun); Start and finish times may be adjusted and flexibility with hours of work is required to meet client and program needs as determined by the Program Supervisor.

 

This position is open to male and female applicants. This position requires union membership.

 

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter, quote posting number, provide an E-mail address and telephone number, and include qualifications, experience and any other information that may assist the Society in arriving at a hiring decision. E-mail applications to

 

DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POSTED:                       08 May 2018

DATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CLOSED:                       22 May 2018

 

Fraserside is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in Fraserside. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Contact Details:
Jason Hamdan
Fraserside Community Services Society
2nd Floor - 519 Seventh St.
New Westminster, BC, V3M 6A7

Tel: (604) 522-3722
Fax: (604) 522-4031
E-mail:
www:   www.fraserside.bc.ca


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