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Health Care Worker/Driver, Red Fish Healing Centre, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - Coquitlam, BC

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Health Care Worker/Driver
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Coquitlam, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What you’ll do

  • Monitor clients in accordance with treatment objectives; observes behaviors and symptoms and documents observations in accordance with standard procedures.  Recognize anticipated/unanticipated client responses to the recovery process; provides verbal reports on changes in client's appearance, behavior, and/or health.
  • As required, participate in the admission, case planning, and discharge process for clients by methods such as conducting interview with client and family to identify and assessing client’s needs; gathering appropriate history, and collecting relevant records and documentation; attending and participating in client case meetings; developing an individual care plan by collaborating with interdisciplinary team.
  • Drive clients to designated locations as scheduled, by operating the Centre’s passenger van/bus with a seating capacity of 10 or less, including the driver. Assist clients with embarking and disembarking the vehicle. Conduct inspections of vehicle by checking oil, gas and fluid levels, tire condition and ensuring that lights and signals are functioning; cleans interior and exterior of vehicle after use; and maintains records of distances traveled, gas expenditures and inspections. Recommends 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 acts as a role model to facilitate appropriate social behaviors.  Participate in activities to support skill development and addictions recovery.
  • Establish rapport with clients based on respect; provides emotional support and supportive counseling, assists 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. 
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license (unrestricted).
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse and of problems encountered by chemically dependent individuals; basic understanding of behavior management.
  • Ability to demonstrate and assist client with development of health life skills.

What we bring

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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Casual

Wage: $31.56 to $33.28 per hour
Location:  2745 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam, BC V3C 4J2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:00-16:00.
Requisition # 129978

What we do

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

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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