Overview

Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Part-time Residential Mental Health Worker Part Time in North Vancouver, BC

Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver

Branch North Vancouver BC CA

Position:
Part-time Residential Mental Health Worker
Location:
North Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Residential Housing Coordinator, the Residential Mental Health Worker promotes self-reliance and independence of residents living with multiple…

CMHA NWV Branch

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), a nation-wide, volunteer organization, promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA North and West Vancouver (CMHA NWV) facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. With 40-50 employees at 6 different sites, our services include Supportive Housing, the Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre, STEPs Youth Program, Homeless Outreach, Chronic Disease Counselling, employment services and BounceBack a program providing mental health support to individuals experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. We are working toward a future where mental health has the same priority as all other matters in public policy and in the allocation of resources and there is no longer any societal stigma attached to any form of mental illness or to those who live with a mental illness.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Residential Housing Coordinator, the Residential Mental Health Worker promotes self-reliance and independence of residents living with multiple, chronic health challenges as they work to achieve the goals in their care plans. This involves building a professional rapport with residents during their activities of daily living such as attending exercise programs, volunteer shifts and doctor appointments as well as coaching individuals in a manner that maintains and respects the spirit, dignity, inclusivity and individuality of others. Primary consideration is given to providing a safe, accessible and inclusive working and living environment for both residential program participants and CMHA employees.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote self-reliance and independence by supporting residents to participate in and achieve the goals of their care plans in order to maintain recovery from mental health and addiction issues and to build their self-esteem.
  • Provide practical assistance, support, and mentor residents with activities of daily living such as housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, money management, interpersonal skills, community integration, making and keeping appointments and other related skills as they arise.
  • Coordinate the delivery of, check for accuracy of and administer medications in accordance with the CMHA Policy and Procedures while maintaining high standards of recordkeeping
  • Provide crisis prevention and intervention to diffuse hostility with an authentic appreciation and understanding of the importance of receiving residents “where they are at”, without judgment. Communicate clearly and provide opportunities for conflict resolution.
  • Liaise with Community Psychiatric Services or other related mental health, addiction or other government or community supports, as needed.
  • Liaise with local maintenance contractors to facilitate repairs, as needed.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Degree in a Social Services or related field, or a combination of education, lived and work experience
  • Experience working with people living with disAbilities and/or multiple barriers including poverty, racism, trauma, non-dominant language, culture, sexuality or identified gender, and mental health and substance use challenges
  • Experience working with people living with concurrent disorders in a harm reduction setting is an asset
  • Basic computer and Internet literacy (including MS Word/Excel/Outlook, gmail)
  • Excellent oral communication skills. Second language is an asset
  • Physical capacity to carry out the duties and operate related equipment
  • Valid First Aid Level 1 and CPR are conditions of employment
  • Food Safe Certificate is a condition of employment
  • Vulnerable Population Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment

Hours of Work and Special Considerations:

Weekend Afternoon Shifts at Harold House

Afternoons: 3:30 – 10:30, plus unpaid 30 minute lunch

Regular part-time workers are able to pick up casual shifts at any of our three supportive houses and are given priority for full-time positions when they arise.

Casual Shifts at Arborlynn House, Harold House & Lillian House

Days: 7:30-3:30, plus unpaid 30 minute lunch

Afternoons: 3:30 – 10:30, plus unpaid 30 minute lunch

Overnights: 12:00am – 6:00am interrupted sleep shift

Wage for afternoons: $18.93 – $20.00/hour

Benefits: 6% vacation paid on each cheque. This part-time position is not eligible for benefits.

Deadline: 8:00am December 12, 2016, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • dispensing medication: 1 year

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: North Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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