Job Posting 87768

Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker
Sources Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, BC
closes in 29 days (Mon, 31 Oct)
full time  •  $22.72 per hour

SEPT. 7, 2022| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING 

COMPETITION NO. 22-110

Position: Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker – Mental Health Child and Youth Program

Location:  White Rock, BC and Fleetwood/Cloverdale area.

Hours: 35 hours/week; permanent full-time

We are looking for a Youth Mental Health Worker to join our Sources Mental Health Child and Youth outreach team! This individual must be able to work well independently, be a great team player, have a passion for working with youth, and have a good understanding of trauma informed and strength-based approaches.

About Sources

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing support, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education and volunteerism.

SOURCES is also committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation and resurgence.

We value diversity, respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Description of position

Reporting to the Youth Services Manager, the Youth Mental Health Outreach worker is a permanent employee of Sources Community Resources. This position receives referrals from the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health team to support youth to build adaptive skills and self-management. The worker will intervene with the client to support the goals as directed by the referring Mental Health Clinician. Activities include, but are not limited to, socialization, symptom reduction and skill development. Integrated case management required. The Youth Mental Health worker requires an ability to enable children/youth (ages 6 to 18) to engage in positive and developmentally appropriate activities with peers and in the community.  Requires the ability to provide activity based interventions including one-to-one work or group work focusing on skill building and/or support stabilizing in the community. The Worker will network with and prepare written reports and/or required documentation for the MCFD Mental Health Clinicians.  Transporting clients in own vehicle also required. The Worker must demonstrate an ability and willingness to initiate contact with difficult to serve youth. The work is outreach in nature, requires shift flexibility and is provided mainly in the Fleetwood/Cloverdale area.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain records, write session notes, and complete monthly reports.
  • This is an outreach position which requires a flexible schedule
  • Complete various program related administration tasks
  • Ability to professionally liaise with community partners

 

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • Working knowledge of mental health concerns, including common diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse and eating disorders.
  • Training and ability to work from a trauma informed, harm reduction perspective an asset.
  • Training in Indigenous Cultural Safety an asset (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Ability to work in collaboration and professionally with CYMH/MCFD staff.
  • Provides and engages in age-appropriate mental health activities for youth.
  • Develops goals in collaboration with clients and CYMH clinician to address mental health needs.

Qualifications:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology or related.
  • Experience working with youth dealing with any of the following: behavioral concerns, mental health issues, family issues, substance use.
  • Use of a vehicle that is safe and passes inspection.
  • Effectively utilize Office suite including Excel, Word, Outlook and central data systems
  • Effectively communicate professionally, verbally and written in English
  • Current Food Safe certificate (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Criminal Records check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and driver's abstract

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: $22.72/hrF

Benefits:

  • 100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: When filled.  Internal candidates will be contacted asap

 

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Azadeh Miley at . Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.          

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