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Job Number:  45719
Residential Mental Health Worker, Weekend Overnights
Job Posted: Friday, 22 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
(77 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Branch
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $14.50 - $15.50

We are seeking a Residential Mental Health Worker with a passion for the wellbeing of others to assist residents living with mental health challenges and other chronic health conditions. Our ideal candidate has an understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation, experience working with individuals with concurrent disorders in a harm reduction setting, 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 bed supportive home. The Residential Mental Health Worker dispenses medication, oversees meal preparation and coaches residents in life skills as part of preparation for more independent living such as daily chores and activities which may include accompanying individuals to medical appointments, volunteer shifts and exercise programs. This part-time overnight position is Saturday and Sunday nights from midnight to 6am. Overnight shifts ensure all residents are accounted for, follow protocols for missing residents, dispense medications as need, and provide oversight in the house from midnight to 6am in a sleep interrupted shift.

Regular part-time staff have the ability to pick up additional casual shifts at any of our supportive homes in North Vancouver.


Hours of Work and Compensation:

  • Weekend Overnight Shifts at Arborlynn House
  • 12:00am – 6:00am (interrupted sleep shift)
  • $14.50-15.50/hour + 6% vacation
  • Time and a half on stuatutory holidays regardless of how many hours worked in the previous 30 days.

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 related 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

Special Considerations

Regular part-time workers are able to pick up casual shifts at any of our three homes and are given priority for open full-time or part-time positions at CMHA NWV. Casual shifts are scheduled in advance to cover vacation, statutory holidays, long-term leave and may also occur the day of due to sudden illness.

Casual Shifts at Arborlynn House, Harold House & Lillian House

  • Days: 7:45-3:45, $18.39- $20.00/hour + 6% vacation
  • Afternoons: 3:30 – 10:30, $18.39- $20.00/hour + 6% vacation
  • Overnights: 12:00am – 6:00am interrupted sleep shift, $14.50-15.50/hour + 6%

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your experiences and qualifications to Tarn Ahluwalia, Housing Manager, at .

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a resume and cover letter in one PDF file by e-mail.
Contact Details:
Tarn Ahluwalia
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Branch
300-1835 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J8

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

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