Overview

Vancouver Island Health Authority Mental Health & Addictions Rehabilitation Worker Part Time in Vancouver Island, BC

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Branch Vancouver Island BC CA

Position:
Mental Health & Addictions Rehabilitation Worker
Location:
Vancouver Island, BC

Diploma in Community Social Services or health related program, such as Human Services, Mental Health, Life Skills & Career Development, or Practical Nursing;…

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Supporting a multidisciplinary care team and to assist clients experiencing mental health, addiction, behavioral and developmental problems to live successfully in the community, the Mental Health & Addiction Rehabilitation Worker provides life skills, coaching, advice, and support services for both individuals and in group settings, by determining day to day care to meet individual and/or group needs and situational requirements based on an established plan of treatment/care; facilitates employment opportunities, and supports vocational and job skills training, supervision and experience in hands on work and day-to-day work projects.

Qualifications

A. Education, Training and Experience

Diploma in Community Social Services or health related program, such as Human Services, Mental Health, Life Skills & Career Development, or Practical Nursing; Two (2) years recent, related experience; Recognised post basic education related to mental illness and addiction, such as Counseling Skills training; knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act ; knowledge of available programs, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community; and Knowledge of the local labour market; or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current Level “C” Basic Life Saving Certificate. Food Safe certificate. Valid BC Driver’s License

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with clients.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Prioritize and organize client demands made and care needs.
  • Analyze and resolve problems.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Sound judgment and good observation skills.
  • Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision.
  • Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Promote positive change and independence.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment, including a computer.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-10
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