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Rehabilitation Worker, Forensic Mental Health

Rehabilitation Worker
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Port Coquitlam, BC
$26.49/hr

What you’ll do

  • Carries out components of established psychosocial rehabilitative programs to address the assessed needs of patients by implementing, actively participating in and evaluating open and closed therapeutic programs. Implements individual program plans and corresponding psychosocial rehabilitation intervention strategies including: a wide variety of group-based rehabilitation and/or vocational rehab programs such as cooking programs for OT ( for maximum ,medium, minimum security patients); determining the destination and taking patients on small or large group staff supported community outings; implementing planned patient activities/programs and/or programs in Fir Hall such as the Retail Training/Canteen program; setting up gym equipment and instructing patients in its use for Recreation Therapy programs; preparing woodworking supplies and providing direction to patients in the completion of woodwork projects; conducting pre and post safety checks in the woodworking shop and vocational rehab programs. 
  • Works collaboratively with the inter-professional team to provide recommendations and participate in the development of individualized rehabilitative treatment plans for patients by identifying patient strengths, limitations and functional level for program involvement. Works with team members in the regular evaluation of assigned programs with regard to patients’ assessed needs and progress, and under the guidance of an assigned clinical team member, modifies or changes programs as indicated, e.g., recommending suitability for programs and determining when it is safe and appropriate to integrate community rehabilitation resources and opportunities into individual patient treatment programs. 
  • Completes rehabilitation assessments within designated scope of practice and documents patient progress by regularly completing patient progress notes and noting concerns in individual patient’s charts. Works with team members to adjust the treatment plan to reflect the patient’s progress by evaluating on a frequent basis patient progress in relation to Individual Program Plan goals to ensure priority needs are met. Prepares individual discharge reports to meet department/organization documentation standards at the conclusion of each closed program by summarizing information focusing on patients’ community living skills and independence levels and recommending appropriate community supports where available. Maintains outcome and workload measurement statistics. 
  • Works collaboratively with other Rehabilitation colleagues and Treatment Team members to analyze the needs of target patient populations as a basis for new program development, standards and evaluation strategies by reviewing relevant literature and recommending interventions that will support the achievement of desired treatment outcomes. Participates in the development of specific program curricula to address the functional level of the target population including researching, obtaining, and creating appropriate educational, testing, and other program materials to meet established program goals and objectives and evaluation processes. 
  • Maintains work area and equipment by ensuring equipment and supplies, such as tools, materials and chemicals used in the program are stored appropriately and accounted for, arranging repairs as required, and assuming the responsibility for the purchase of supplies to support programs as required. 
  • Performs regular security functions to maintain the safety and security of patients, staff, families and the general public at all times and takes immediate action to mitigate risks, as well as reporting all real and potential risk issues. Ensures safety and security of the staff, patients and general public during all planned activities such as Staff Supported Community Outings. 
  • Drives patients to designated locations as scheduled, by operating the Centre’s passenger van/bus with a seating capacity of 11 to 25 passengers, including the driver. Assists clients with embarking and disembarking the vehicle. Conducts 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. 

What you bring

  • Graduation from a recognized recreational, rehabilitation or related health or human services program plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Valid Food Safe Certificate. 
  • Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License. 

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.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary with End Date 09/30/2021 (12 months) or until Single Site Directive is removed in order to comply with PHO Orders.


Temporary Full Time (until September 30, 2021)
26.49/hr
70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Hours of Work: 12:15-20:15
Requisition #98511

What we do 

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

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.

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