Job Posting 89503

Women's Advocate/Mental Health Worker
The Kettle Friendship Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 2 days (Fri, 2 Dec)
full time  •  $26.42 + Benefits

Want to make a difference in the lives of women? 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: 

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)


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.


Reporting to the Manager, Peggy’s Place, the Advocate (Mental Health Worker) supports Members/clients by performing formal and informal advocacy representation and services. Members/clients would require advocacy services in situations such as access to government sponsored social service benefits they would be entitled to; and/or locate and utilize services available from local social services agencies; and/or the justice system; and/or health care services.

Position: Mental Health Advocate - Peggy's Place

Organization: The Kettle Friendship Society

Hours & Days: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

Salary & Compensation: $26.42 per hour + Benefits


  • Grade 12
  • Community Social Services Diploma
  • Two (2) years recent related experience including working with individuals with mental illness and/or addiction and/or concurrent disorders; as well as experience in analyzing legal and legislative documents to prepare an effective and legally sound argument on behalf of a client
  • Or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and life and/or work experience
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License and comfortable transporting clients
  • Current and up to date certificates in CPR, Emergency First Aid Community Care, WHMIS 2015 and Food Safe Level 1.

Skills and Abilities

  • Advocacy skills (have a voice for those that need it)
  • Ability to work with women with mental illness
  • Knowledge of issues affecting women who are victims of violence and abuse
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
  • Ability to provide instruction to adults
  • Ability to undertake meal prep and cooking duties, followed by clean up
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

As per the PHO, you must have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at our organization. An approved COVID-19 vaccine passport must be presented at the time of hire.

The Kettle appreciates and acknowledges the land in which we live and work on as unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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