Mental Health & Addictions Rehabilitation Worker

Vancouver Island Health Authority - Courtenay, BC (23 days ago)

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In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Supporting a multidisciplinary care team and to assist clients experiencing mental health, addiction, behavioral and developmental problems to live successfully in the community, the Mental Health & Addiction Rehabilitation Worker provides life skills, coaching, advice, and support services for both individuals and in group settings, by determining day to day care to meet individual and/or group needs and situational requirements based on an established plan of treatment/care; facilitates employment opportunities, and supports vocational and job skills training, supervision and experience in hands on work and day-to-day work projects

Education, Training And Experience

Diploma in Community Social Services or health related program, such as Human Services, Mental Health, Life Skills & Career Development, or Practical Nursing; Two (2) years recent, related experience; Recognised post basic education related to mental illness and addiction, such as Counseling Skills training; knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act; knowledge of available programs, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community; and Knowledge of the local labour market; or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current Level "C" Basic Life Saving Certificate. Food Safe certificate. Valid BC Driver's License

Skills And Abilities
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain rapport with clients.
Deal with others effectively.
Prioritize and organize client demands made and care needs.
Analyze and resolve problems.
Teach life skills.
Sound judgment and good observation skills.
Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision.
Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Promote positive change and independence.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.
Operate related equipment, including a computer