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Job Number:  45721
Residential Mental Health Workers
Job Posted: Friday, 22 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
(21 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association North & West Vancouver Branch
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: North Vancouver Salary: $14.50 - $20.00

We are seeking 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. 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 our 3 supportive homes. The Residential Mental Health Worker dispenses medication, oversees meal preparation 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.

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.

Qualifications: 

  • 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

Casual Shifts at Lillian, Harold, and Arborlynn 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%

Wage for statutory holidays all shifts: Time and a half regardless of how many hours worked in the previous 30 days.

Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your experiences and qualifications to Tarn Ahluwalia at .

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

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


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