Interior Health is currently seeking a permanent full time Life Skills Outreach Worker to join our Mental Health team in Kamloops, B.C.
What will you work on?
This a Cultural Support Worker for the new multi-disciplinary Complex Care Housing Program. Shifts are a rotating schedule which include 1 weekend shift every 8 weeks. The team includes nurses, Life Skills, Disciplines Allied to Social Work (DASW), Cultural Support, Recreational Therapist, Nurse Practitioner and Peer Support. It will work in partnership with a contracted service provider. The Team will be based at the Complex Care Housing site.
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.
Life Skills Workers provide structured support to help develop and maintain life skills related to:
• time management;
• money management, budgeting skills, how to access funds and other forms of available assistance;
• organization and interpersonal communication;
• personal care (e.g.: hygiene, routine);
• household management (e.g.: laundry, cleaning);
• menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation
• community access (e.g.: public transportation)
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 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 have a certificate relevant to the position and experience with mental health, 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.
• Basic First Aid Certificate.
• Non-violent crisis intervention training.
• Valid BC Driver’s License.
**Please upload copy of required certificates with your application.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to understanding and interpret the Canada Food Guide
• Ability to show sound knowledge of Best Practice in the areas of Mental Health, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders
• Ability to show sound knowledge of community resources and a willingness to work with a culturally diverse population.
• Ability to show sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship, Patient Property Act and other relevant legislation pertaining to the needs of the Priority Population; knowledge of Addictions practices and of application of Mental Health and Addictions elements to concurrently disordered individuals.
• Strong practical goal/task, advocacy and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal direction, to take initiative, to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees (including the mentoring of students), to deal tactfully and effectively with co-workers, public and staff from other agencies.
• Demonstrated experience/willingness to learn how to work with multi-diagnosed individuals (addictions, mental illness, etc.).
• Knowledge of universal precautions to drug use.
• Personal suitability includes flexibility, openness, genuineness, resilience and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to use intervention processes that are sensitive to age, income, gender, racial, and ethnic cultural issues, and disabilities.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability and competency in computer literacy.
• Ability to carry out the physical and mental demands of the position.
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.