Life Skills Worker

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a permanent part time (0.59 FTE) Life Skills Workers to join our team at the Cara Centre in Kelowna, B.C.

About this location/unit

Cara Centre is an 11-bed 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. Cara Centre provides private room accommodation, communal living areas and a supportive lifestyle where clients can participate in cooking, cleaning, shopping and social activities. Admission is open to male and females aged 19+ and is by referral only.

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. 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)

Shifts of work are days & evenings; 10:00 to 18:00 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 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 in mental health and experience with clients who have serious and persistent mental illness, apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Grade 12

Certificate in a field relevant to the position (i.e.: community social services, rehabilitation) and one year recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Valid certificates in CPR / First Aid / Food Safe required

Current valid B.C. Driver’s License

**Please upload copies of your certificates 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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$26.30 - $28.74

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