Job Posting 64680

Community Mental Health Support Worker
Progressive Housing Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby, BC
closed yesterday (Fri, 18 Sep)
part time  •  $25.40 per hour

We are very excited to report that we are expanding our operations again!

 

The successful individual would have the opportunity to join a dedicated team of individuals who are focused on helping many of our most vulnerable clients become housed.

 

Housing vulnerable clientele includes performing housing searches, negotiating with landlords on behalf of the client, helping to acquire much needed household goods, coordinating moving and utilities services, and arranging home visits.

 

EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: Part-Time

 

SALARY: Starting at $25.40 per hour.

 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 (one) vacancy

 

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may vary according to client needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three years related experience in the mental health field and/or a combination of relevant experience and education with a minimum of one-year direct experience working in mental health.
  • Strong understanding of mental illness.
  • Familiarity with community resources.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Naloxone Training.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Successful clearance of a criminal record check.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assists client to obtain adequate housing of choice by:

- accompanying client on housing search, negotiating a tenancy agreement with landlord, and arranging for security deposits and payment of rent.

  1. Assists clients with establishing household by:

- acquiring furnishings and household items, arranging utilities, and negotiating moving allowances with Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

- arranging movers and assisting with move, if necessary.

- conducting in-home visits.

  1. Enhances client's ability to function and integrate into community by:

- facilitating participation in social, vocational, recreational, educational, and self-help programs in the community.

- assisting with problem solving related to activities of daily living.

- providing life skills training in identified areas which may include: self-care, home management, nutrition, money management, personal effectiveness, personal safety, health and fitness, medication management, and community integration.

  1. Ensures goal directed care by:

- collaborating with Burnaby Mental Health case managers to support client’s self-directed goals.

- developing Recovery Plan Reviews with client and case manager.

- facilitating on-going implementation and evaluation of Recovery Plans.

  1. Ensures appropriate and ethical documentation standards are met.
  2. Performs other related duties as required.

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