Life Skills Support Worker | Mental Health & Addiction Services

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring casual Life Skills Support Workers to join our team at McKim Cottage in Nelson, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking experienced mental health worker who is confident working independently as well as in a team, is adaptable and has a fun sense of humor to join our small but mighty team.

What will you work on?

Life Skills Workers play an important role in care. They plan, observe, monitor and report on clients’ progress and level of acceptance to services and support. They assist clients with activities associated with daily living and work to demonstrate and model appropriate behaviors related to problem solving and decision making.

Shifts of work are rotating days, evenings & nights; 07:00 to 16:00, 11:00 to 21:00 and 21:00 to 07:00 hours.

About this location/unit

McKim Cottage is a 5-bed residential licensed mental health facility operating in the community. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. McKim Cottage 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.

McKim Cottage is staffed by a life skill worker 24 hours per day. There are other nurses that come in during the day and provide support, medication management and conduct one-on-one’s. Although McKim is a residential licensed facility, it is very based in the community and taps into the community resources in Nelson and the surrounding area.

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

There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual or temporary employment and lead to long term careers. As a current employee you will be eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent and temporary positions that become available.

This position offers the opportunity to join a great team located at a beautiful heritage home in the mountains of Nelson, B.C. If you have education and previous experience with mental health and substance use, 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

**Please upload copies of your certificates and DL along with your resume.


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 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.

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