Job Posting 69996

Mental Health Worker
The Kettle
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, 1784 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
closes in 4 days (Wed, 21 Apr)
part time - term / contract  •  26.42 per hour

About:

The Kettle Society supports people with mental illness to lead healthier lives by providing support services, advocacy, employment, and mentoring and housing. We work to raise awareness of mental health issues, break down stigma and reduce barriers for people with mental illness. Our goal is to promote the inclusion of people living with mental illness in all aspects of society.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supported Housing Manager, the SIL/SUPERSIL Mental Health Worker is responsible for the delivery of housing and support services, enabling clients to enter, maintain and exit (where appropriate) supported, independent living.

Position: Mental Health Worker - Yaffa House (Men's Independent Living Home)

Organization: The Kettle Friendship Society

Address: Vancouver, BC

Status: Temporary Part Time Until Return of Incumbent

Hours and Days: Monday to Friday: 9am to 1pm

Days Off: Saturday & Sunday

Salary & Compensation: $26.42  per hour

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Community Social Service – Mental Health-related
  • Two years’ experience in a mental health setting including community work experience and volunteer work
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Valid BC drivers’ license and access to a reliable safe vehicle for work
  • Valid first aid certificate – Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Valid Food Safe Level 1 certificate
  • Valid WHMIS 2015 Certificate

Abilities & Skills:

  • Ability to work with people with a mental illness
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
  • Ability to undertake meal prep and cooking duties, followed by clean up.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
  • Knowledge of housing issues and community resources
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients, staff, management and collateral service providers
  • Have an understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation and concurrent disorders including theories and methods
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

We offer competitive wages, a comprehensive employer-paid benefit plan for full-time and part-time staff including Extended Medical and Dental coverage, and to those who are eligible, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)

Check us out at www.thekettle.ca

COVID-19 considerations:
To ensure the safety of our employees, The Kettle has implemented Covid-19 protocols such as social distancing, providing PPE to staff and having hand sanitizer readily available. Our Covid-19 committee stays current and proactive.

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