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Job Number:  46993
Mental Health Worker, Banyan House
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
(67 days ago)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

POSTING NUMBER:             2018-38


POSITION:                             Mental Health Worker

                                                Regular Part Time


UNION:                                  BCGEU – Community Collective Agreement


PROGRAM:                           Banyan House



SALARY RANGE:                  Grid 10A: $22.38 – $24.26


HOURS OF PAY:                   23 hours per week


SCHEDULE:                           Saturday and Sunday: 1900 hrs – 0700 hrs


START DATE:                        ASAP



All candidates subject to a criminal records search.


Qualifications and job description attached.


Please indicate posting number 2018-38 when sending applications and resumes to:        

Diana Pham, Human Resources Coordinator


No later than 4 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018



** Days and hours of work may change.




At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.  




Job Description – Mental Health Worker

Licensed Housing



Classification Benchmark:               Support Worker 2


Grid Level:                                           Grid 10A


Collective Agreement:                      Community Subsector Association


Reports To:                                          Nurse Manager




Job Summary


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 Nurse Manager.



Functions & Responsibilities


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

  1. Under direction, to assists members with activities of daily living.
  2. Recommend and participate in developing meaningful, realistic and measurable individual care plans.
  3. To assess, monitor and record members’ 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 WorksafeBC standards and regulations.
  8. Assist with orientation of new staff and members.
  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.


Education, Training & Experience


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


Skills & Abilities

  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.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please indicate posting number 2018-38 when sending applications and resumes to
Contact Details:
Diana Pham
MPA Society
122 Powell Street
Vancouver , BC, V6A 1G1

Tel: 604-482-3716
Fax: 604-482-3760
www:   www.mpa-society.org/about-mpa/careers

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