Community Mental Health (Facility) Life Skills Worker

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a permanent part time (0.64 FTE) Community Mental Health (Facility) Life Skills Worker to join our team at Willowview in Vernon, B.C.

What will you work on?


The Community Mental Health (Facility) Life Skills Worker contributes to a supportive and empowering environment that will enhance the resident’s recovery. Within a specialized residential care environment, this position facilitates the clients’ movement toward independent living, through the maintenance/cleanliness of the facility and engaging in daily activities with the clients that are established through the Clients’ care plan.

Shift types are days, evenings and nights and shift times are from 07:30 to 15:30, 23:30 to 07:30, 15:00 to 22:00 hours.

About this location/unit

Willowview provides many services including adult community support, adult short-term assessment and treatment, community residential programs, geriatric programs, crisis intervention, day and outpatient programs, addictions counselling, concurrent disorders services, group therapy, peer support, and after-hours mental health support.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

If you are an experienced mental health professional who’s passionate about helping our geriatric population, this is the job for you. Apply today to join our team!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

• Grade 12.
• One year Human Service Worker Certificate or Mental Health Worker’s certificate
• Minimum of 2 years recent related experience in a mental health setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• First Aid Level 1 required.
• Current valid BC driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:

Familiarity with local community support and treatment services.
Ability to apply knowledge of Mental Illnesses & Treatments.
Ability to work under conditions of uncertainty
Ability to perform duties of the job
Ability to work independently and as a member of a care team.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal & written).
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information gathered.

Comments

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.

Competition #:

01699546

Employee Type:

PERMANENT PART TIME (0.64 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

WILLOWVIEW

Location:

Vernon

Department:

VEM MH STEP UP/DOWN STAB

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$23.27 - $25.45

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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