Job Posting 92822

Advocate/Mental Health Worker
The Kettle Friendship Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1725 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC
closes in 18 days (Thu, 13 Apr)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $26.42 per hour

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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, 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.


The Kettle Friendship Society


1725 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC


Full Time, (37.5 hours per week)

Temporary Full Time Until Return of Incumbent

Hours and Days:

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Off: Saturday & Sunday

Salary & Compensation:

$26.42 /hour + Benefits

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the of the Manager, the Advocate is responsible for the provision of formal advocacy services to members with mental illness in order to facilitate the acquisition of benefits and other societal resources. Represents clients as a formal advocate in settings such as the justice system, hospitals, the community and at administrative hearings by performing duties such as speaking on their behalf at meetings and hearings. Supports and assists clients with resolving problems by researching and interpreting relevant legislation and policies and preparing documents including reconsideration, tribunal and dispute resolution submissions.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to work with people with a mental illness
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, government agencies and other service providers
  • Ability to create effective and well-reasoned written submissions. Working knowledge of provincial legislation related to income assistance, child and family law, and the Ministry of Child and Family Development
  • Strong communication and mediation skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Knowledge of advocacy issues and community resources
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills


  • Diploma in Community Social Service – Mental Health-related
  • Two years’ experience in a mental health setting including front line advocacy work in the areas of mental health, child and family law, income assistance and/or housing. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Occupational First Aid Level One (OFA1) Certificate, or equivalent
  • First Aid for Mental Health
  • Naloxone Training
  • Upon conditional hire, must receive an approved Criminal Record Check with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General for working with children and vulnerable adults, and must maintain good-standing

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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