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Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence - BC Children's Hospital

Mental Health Worker

Looking Glass Residence

Vancouver 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.


The Mental Health Worker supports individuals admitted to the Woodstone Residence in the recovery process by participating in service/care planning activities including planning, implementing and evaluating recreation/leisure program(s) as part of the resident’s individualized recovery plan through one-to-one and group contact as well as providing day-to-day physical, emotional and social support to promote independence among admitted residents.

What you’ll do


  • Contribute to residents achieving their goals by planning, implementing and evaluating recreation/leisure program(s) based on the individualized recovery plans.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating, participating and assisting residents in lifespan development activities such as activities of daily living, meal support, healthy lifestyles and interpersonal communication.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and document resident progress within the recreation/leisure program(s) and reports observations such as emotional well-being and social behaviour to nursing/medical staff as required.
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in the development of individualized recovery plans by identifying and assessing resident needs, skill, interest and goals; gathering appropriate history, and collecting relevant records and documentation.
  • Recommend approaches to provide appropriate treatment that addresses identifiable risk factors and enables independence and integration into the community; and monitor, reassess and adjust the treatment plan to reflect the resident’s progress.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities by performing duties such as providing input/feedback to supervisor on processes and opportunities for process improvement; report unsafe situations as per provincial and organization’s policies and procedures
  • Drive residents 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.
  • 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; clean interior and exterior of vehicle after use; and maintain records of distances traveled, gas expenditures and inspections.


What you bring


  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Certificate in Community Mental Health.
  • One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and current CPR certification.


You also have the ability to:

  • Organize work.
  • Supervise.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment.


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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • 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: Temporary Full-Time (until May 20, 2023)

Wage: $27.84 per hour
4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC, V6J 4H9
Hours of Work: 
Rotating Schedule; 07-19, 10-22, and 19-07
Requisition # 


What we do


Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed residential treatment facility for young men and women aged 16 to 24, with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating disorders. Looking Glass Residence 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.


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PHSA and Looking Glass Residence 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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