Job Posting 76459

Mental Health Worker
The Kettle Friendship Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1784 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC
closes in 4 days (Thu, 28 Oct)
part time  •  26.42 per hour

Want to make a difference in people's lives? Want to work for an organization that is an active advocate in breaking down the barriers for people with mental illness? If the answer is yes, then check us out: www.thekettle.ca

A Little About Us

The Kettle Society supports people with mental illness to lead healthier lives by providing support services, advocacy, employment, 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.

Position: Mental Health Worker - SIL/SSIL - Housing Services Department

Organization: The Kettle Friendship Society

Address: 1784 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Status: Temporary Part Time Until Return of Incumbent - Friday:8am to 12pm & Friday & Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Days Off:  Monday to Thursday 

Salary & Compensation: $26.42 per hour

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.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Community Social Service – Mental Health-related. 
  • Two years’ experience in a mental health setting including community work experience and volunteer work. 
  • 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 WHMI Certificate. 
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

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).

 

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