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Life Skills Worker | Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU)

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring casual Life Skills Workers to join our Mental Health & Substance Use Team at the Harbour House in Trail, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking experienced mental health workers to provide supportive care for individuals who experience severe challenges in daily living as a result of their mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

What we offer:

• Competitive salary and an attractive remuneration package
• Career Growth
• Employer paid training/education
• Balanced lifestyle

What will you work on?

Life Skills Workers play an important role in the continuum of 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;
• household management;
• menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation and
• community access.

This position works as a member of an integrated team to provide structured support services to clients. Monitors clients in accordance with established treatment objectives and/or care plans; observes client’s behaviours and symptoms, documents observations in accordance with standard procedures and/or providing verbal reports on changes in client’s appearance, behavior, and/or health. Provides support to clients in the development and maintenance of life skills. Demonstrates and models appropriate behaviours and provides support in problem solving and decision-making. Assists clients with activities of daily living. Participates in activities to support skill development. Liaises, monitors and coordinates services with mental health and substance use staff, medical professionals, and other relevant service providers.

Scheduling Information:

Shift type for this position are days, evenings and nights and shift times are from 07:00 to 18:00, 09:00 to 19:10, 19:00 too 07:00 hours.

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Many careers with us begin with casual employment and lead to permanent or temporary career opportunities.

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 and a work environment that supports and promotes psychological health & safety for all. We offer 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)

• 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 and Food Safe required.

• Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Upload your resume, cover letter (if Out of Province indicate if you are relocating to the area and when)
• Upload a copy of your Diploma/Certificate
• Upload copy of your Food Safe Certificate (Must be valid prior to starting the position)
• Upload copy of your First Aid and CPR
• Upload copy of your Driver’s License


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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$27.92 - $29.60

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