In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Coordinator, Cowichan Lodge Adult Tertiary, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker participates in the provision of client-focused treatment, rehabilitation and support for clients with mental illness in a Cowichan Lodge Adult Tertiary. Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Participates in the planning, development, implementation, delivery, and modification of clinical services in response to identified client needs, within the program's guidelines. Motivates, assists, and instructs clients with activities of daily living, prepares and escorts clients to off-site activities. Monitors and reports on client's condition, including reactions to medications. Assesses clients' ability to assume self-care responsibility. Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Education, Training And Experience
Grade 12 graduation, supplemented by post-secondary courses dealing with mental illness. Minimum two years recent related experience working with persons with mental disorders, including teaching life skills, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Certificates in CPR and Food Safe. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff in the facility. Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation/recovery model, using a client-centered approach.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to communicate orally and in writing, and maintain required confidentiality.
Ability to develop and maintain rapport with clients and employ such rapport to enable clients to understand their illness and the rehabilitation process.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to employ aggressive behaviour management techniques.
Ability to exercise judgment in keeping with program philosophy, when supervisor is unavailable for consultation.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Must hold a valid BC Driver's Licence and if required, must be able to obtain a class 4 Driver's License.