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Mental Health Worker - Looking Glass Residence Children's and Women's Health Centre Vancouver

Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence

BC Children’s Hopsital, Vancouver BC, $27.84 per hour


What you 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 monitors, reassesses and adjusts 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. Conducts 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. Recommend vehicle and equipment repairs as required.
  • Support program milieu as required by maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment for residents.
  • Provide direction to volunteers and students during activity programs and demonstrates related techniques as required.

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.

What you have 

  • Organize work.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment.

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


Casual Opportunity
$27.84 per hour
273 E 1st Ave #110, Vancouver BC, 
V5T 1A7

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Requisition Number: 107089


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. 

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.