Job Posting 75088

Mental Health Worker
The Kettle Friendship Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 11 days ago (Thu, 16 Sep)
part time  •  26.42 per hour + 2.50 per our overnight premium

This is a life changing opportunity where you can make a difference in women's lives!

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

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 inclusion of people living with mental illness in all aspects of society.

Peggy’s Place is a harm reduction transition house for abused women.

Job Summary:

In accordance with The Kettle Society values, The Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing direction and support to housing residents with daily social, emotional, and life skills assistance in line with established care plan procedures.

Position: Mental Health Worker

Organization: The Kettle Friendship Society

Address: Peggy’s Place - Licensed Care Facility

Status: Permanent Part Time

Hours & Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:30pm to 7:30am

Salary & Compensation: $26.42 per hour plus employer paid benefits

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Community Social Service – or Mental Health related
  • 2 years of experience in a mental health setting including experience with women's shelters or transition homes or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Satisfactory criminal record check
  • Valid Emergency First Aid - Community Care (No exceptions or equivalents will be accepted)
  • FoodSafe Level 1 certificate

Abilities & Skills:

  • Ability to work with people with mental illness, hoarders, homeless at risk and addictions
  • Understanding of the cycle of abuse
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with tenants
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in tenants
  • Have an understanding of psycho-social rehabilitation and concurrent disorders including theories and methods
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Awareness of typical side effects of psychotropic medications that are commonly used in the client population
  • Ability to work with bed bug protocol and assist tenants in management of pests
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to undertake meal prep and cooking duties, followed by clean up
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

This is a permanent part time overnight position.

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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