We are currently seeking casual Life Skills Support Workers to join our team at McKim Cottage in Nelson, B.C.
This position is a member of a multi-disciplinary Mental Health and Addictions Team providing a comprehensive array of services within a psycho social rehabilitation framework to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and/or within a harm reduction framework for those with substance use problems/disorders and who experience severe challenges in daily living as a result. This position will provide these services offering a variety of rehabilitative and treatment modalities inclusive of outreach, community and facility care.
Some of the Life Skills Support Worker typical duties are to provide direct care such as supportive counseling, risk assessment and crisis intervention for individuals or groups who experience severe challenges in daily living as a result of their mental illness and/or substance use problems/disorders. As well as participates in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of a treatment plan via an outreach methodology for assigned clients. Participates in team clinical reviews and consultation, psychiatric reviews and the monitoring of clients and performs other related duties as required.
This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Shifts can be scheduled on rotating Days, Evenings, Nights from 07:00 to 16:00, 11:00 to 21:00, 21:00 to 07:00.
Community Profile: Surrounded by the rugged Selkirk Mountains, Nelson sits on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Picturesque geography and storybook charm are combined with cosmopolitan sophistication. Whether gliding through the incredible powder at Whitewater Ski Resort, catching a 25 pound rainbow trout on Kootenay Lake or simply enjoying a leisurely day of shopping along historic Baker Street, Nelson is a beautiful place to live, work and play.
If you are trained in mental health and have a passion for providing care management to those in need, apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Mental Health Worker Certificate or Human Services Worker Certificate or Addictions Worker Certification
• Two years recent related experience working with individuals living with mental illness, and/or substance use problems/disorders; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Food Safe Level 1 Certificate
• Standard First Aid with CPR
• Non-violent crisis intervention training
• Current valid BC Driver’s License
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
Along with your resume, please upload a copies of your relevant education documents
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.