Life Skills Worker | Mental Health

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring a permanent part time (0.40 FTE) Life Skills Worker to join our Mental Health team at the Golden Health Centre in Golden, 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 a fun sense of humor to join our small but mighty team.

Salary Range:

Effective April 1, 2024, the pay scale for this position is $27.92 to $29.60

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.

The Life Skills Worker performs a variety of duties involving clients who are placed in the Short Stay, Stabilization, Treatment and Recovery housing program. Reporting to the Team Leader (site specific) this position is a member of the multidisciplinary Mental Health and Addiction team providing and array of services within a psychosocial rehabilitation and harm reduction framework for clients with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder. The Life Skills Worker is expected to engage the resident and family as people with full competence and as full collaborators in service planning, delivery and evaluation.

Shifts of work are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 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.

This position offers the opportunity to join a great team located in beautiful Golden, B.C. If you have education and previous experience with mental health and substance use, apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

• Grade 12
• Community Mental Health Worker Certificate plus one year recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Valid First Aid Certificate
• Current CPR
• Valid Food Safe
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.

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

Skills and Abilities:

• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize.
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in residents.
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with residents.
• Home management skills.
• Ability to instruct.
• Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
• Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.


Effective April 1, 2024, the pay scale for this position is $27.92 to $29.60

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) 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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