Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health & Addictions Worker 2 - Community in Canada

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Job Title: Mental Health & Addictions Worker 2 - Community

Work Site: Squamish Mental Health

Status: Temporary Part Time (0.6 FTE) (Indefinite)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $21.34 - $23.15 per hour

Hours: 0830-1630 Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Reference#: 089133-afa


The MH&A Worker works as part of a multidisciplinary team with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness. Participates in case planning with clients; interviews clients to identify problems and needs and works with clients and the Mental Health & Addictions team to develop a treatment care plan that emphasizes self-management strategies.

Acts as an advocate to assist clients in resolving conflicts and other problems with external organizations. Observes client’s behaviour and symptoms, provides feedback regarding client’s needs, performance and progress. Provides supportive counselling, demonstrations, behavioural management to assist with the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills.


  • Diploma in Community Social Service or completion of Mental Health Worker program.

  • Two (2) years recent, related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness.

  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

  • Valid CPR and First Aid certificates.


  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.

  • Knowledge of psychiatric medications and their side effects.

  • Ability to demonstrate and assist clients with activities of daily living.

  • Ability to take and record temperature, pulse and respiration on clients.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and provide crisis intervention.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written form (English).

  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize.

  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with residents.

  • Ability to analyze, make decisions, and resolve problems.

  • Ability to instruct.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the *Internal Application Process . Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.*

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