Job Posting 63597

Mental Health Worker
Options Community Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey, BC
closes in 12 days (Sat, 15 Aug)
full time  •  Competitive Wage

Temporary Full Time (35 hours per week) – Until September 30, 2020 with Possibility of Extension


Surrey Clubhouse (New Frontier)


This position will support and facilitate activities within the components of the psychosocial rehabilitation clubhouse model.  Support clients within the program and work within the model of psychosocial rehabilitation, facilitate recovery-oriented services, coaching, education, training and advocacy support to clients.



  • Adheres to the policies and standards of Options Community Services Society (OCS), as established in policy and program manuals, health & Safety Guidelines, job descriptions, written memos, and verbal agreements.
  • Interview, orient clients and assess their abilities as related to key components of psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • Plan, implement, facilitate and assess activities as they relate to the particular component.
  • Provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of client interest and need.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation regarding client progress, financial records and statistical information.
  • Collaborates with other professionals as needed.
  • Liaises with other community services and organizations.
  • Assess strategy on an ongoing basis to insure effectiveness of service.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with other staff, volunteers, clients and other professionals.
  • Maintain professional growth and keep up to date on trends related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Makes recommendations with regard to the development of the program and participates in program evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the successful operation of the program.
  • Follow written and verbal directives from the immediate supervisor, Executive Director or designate.

Education, Training, and Experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree or a related combination of education and experience.
  • Specific training includes recreational, vocational, and/or occupational therapy.
  • Current Level 1 Frist Aid certificate.

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Crisis Line experience an asset.
  • Effective interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with the client group.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as part of a staff team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop program related reference and resource materials.
  • Commitment to a problem solving approach.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural and lifestyle diversity.
  • Must complete a six (6) month probationary period before staff are permanent.
  • Have no relevant criminal history.


* An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.


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