Interior Health is hiring a permanent full time Life Skills Outreach Worker to join our Mental Health Complex Care Housing team at the Lansdowne Centre in Kamloops, B.C.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an experienced mental health worker who is confident working independently as well as in a team, is adaptable and has good mental health skills to join our small but mighty team.
What will you work on?
This is a lifeskills position in a new MHSU Complex Care Housing team. The team is multi-disciplinary and will rotate through an eight-week schedule, always working day shift but working three weekends out of eight weeks. The team includes nurses, DASW, Cultural Support, Rec 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.
Shifts of work are days and shift times are from 09:00 to 17:00 hours.
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, competitive salary, 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 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 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.