Community Mental Health (MH) Worker 1 | Seniors Mental Health

Position Summary

We are currently hiring a permanent part time (0.60 FTE) Community Mental Health Workers 1 to join our MH team at the Penticton Health Centre. This position will work with the Seniors Mental Health population.

What will you work on?

The Community Mental Health Worker provides services within a psychosocial rehabilitation and harm reduction framework for the assigned client population(s) with severe mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders.

This position works with the assigned client population(s) in developing, maintaining, or restoring daily living skills, and participates in activities to support skill development such as training, modeling and support in the following areas:

• financial management and budgeting;
• interpersonal communication and relationships;
• providing medication reminders;
• overall wellness self management;
• personal care (e.g.: hygiene);
• making and keeping appointments and other aspects of personal organization;
• household management (e.g.: laundry, cleaning);
• menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation;
• community access (e.g.: public transportation and general community services); and
• vocational planning.

Shifts types are days and shift of work are from 08:30 to 16:18 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 are trained in mental health and have a passion for providing care management to those in need, apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Grade 12

Certificate in a field relevant to the position (such as, Community Mental Health Certificate, Human Service Worker Certificate, Social Services Worker Certificate, etc.)

One year recent related experience working with the assigned client population(s) experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Food Safe certificate required.

Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.

**Please upload required certificates and DL.

Skills and Abilities:

• Working knowledge of mental health issues and treatment in the assigned client population(s)
• Working knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness in the assigned client population(s)
• Working knowledge of community, social and health resources
• Ability to demonstrate and assist client with development of health life skills
• Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, and use non-violent crisis intervention techniques
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
• Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
• Ability to instruct
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
• Ability to analyze and resolve problems
• Conflict resolution skills
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
• Ability to operate related equipment including proficiency in relevant computer applications


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.

Competition #:


Employee Type:


Bargaining Unit:








Reports To:


Hourly Wage:

$26.30 - $28.74

Close Date:


Share this posting

Search for Related Jobs

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT