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Mental Health Care Worker/Driver - Burnaby Centre/Soon to open Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Mental Health Care Worker/Driver 

Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction



*We will be hosting a Virtual Information Session for our new Red Fish Healing Centre that will be opening in the Fall on Tuesday, June 22nd from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. If you are interested in attending this virtual event we ask that you RSVP to and attendees will be sent a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the virtual event.*



Casual Opportunities Available

Wage: $26.42 to $28.63 per hour


Are you someone passionate about providing support to clients who are seriously affected by substance use and/or mental health challenges?


What you’ll do

  • Monitor clients, observing behaviors and symptoms and documenting observations in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Recognize anticipated/unanticipated client responses to the recovery process. Provide verbal reports on changes in client's appearance, behavior, and/or health.
  • Participate in the admission, case planning, and discharge process for clients by conducting interviews to identify and assess clients’ needs; gathering appropriate history and collecting relevant records and documentation; attending and participating in client case meetings; and developing an individual care plan in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Drive clients to designated locations by operating the centre’s passenger van/bus. Assist clients with embarking and disembarking the vehicle. Conduct vehicle inspections; clean interior and exterior of vehicle after use; and maintain records of distances traveled, gas expenditures and inspections. Recommend vehicle and equipment repairs as required.
  • Assist clients with daily living activities including time management, organization and interpersonal communication. Escort clients to medical, dental and social appointments and act as a role model to facilitate appropriate social behaviors. Participate in activities to support skill development and addiction recovery.
  • Establish rapport with clients; provide emotional support and supportive counseling; assist with problem solving, day to day matters/issues of living, managing behaviors, and self-care/personal hygiene, etc. Recommend/discuss changes to treatment goals with counsellors.

What you bring

  • Diploma from a recognized Social Services Support Worker educational program.
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A valid Class 4 driver’s license (unrestricted).
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness
  • Knowledge of community, social and health resources.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse and of problems encountered by chemically dependent individuals; basic understanding of behavior management.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and treatment.

What’s in it for you


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more


What we do


BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.