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Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence

Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence

Vancouver, BC

Casual Opportunities Available

Support individuals in the recovery process by participating in service/care planning activities, 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 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 report 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, skills, interests and goals; gathering appropriate history and collecting relevant records and documentation. Recommend approaches to provide appropriate treatment that addresses identifiable risk factors and enable independence and integration into the community; monitoring, reassessing and adjusting the treatment plan to reflect the resident’s progress.
  • Drive residents to designated locations 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 vehicle inspections 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.

What you bring

  • Grade 12 graduation.
  • Certificate in Community Mental Health.
  • One (1) year of 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 have the ability to:

  • Organize work.
  • Supervise.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Physically 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.
  • 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.

Job type: Casual
Wage: $26.76 per hour
Location: 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC
Hours of Work: 0700-1900; 1000-2200; 1900-0700
Requisition # 91111

What we do

Looking Glass Residence lookingglassbc.com/residential-care 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: 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.