We are currently seeking a permanent full time MHSU Support Worker to join our team at the South Hills in Kamloops, B.C.
What will you work on?
The MH&SU Support Worker provides life skills training, coaching, advocacy, information, and support services for clients experiencing mental health, behavioural and developmental problems in accordance with an established plan of care.
As a key member of the team, the MH&SU Support Worker provides interventions primarily focused on specific skills training and support needs of clients such as helping individuals to acquire relapse prevention, community adjustment, and employment skills. In line with psychosocial rehabilitation / recovery principles, the MH&SU Support Worker facilitates client empowerment and competency development within the four domains of psychosocial rehabilitation (personal life, education, leisure, and work). All rehabilitation and recovery oriented services are to be offered in a manner which respects individual strengths, interest, capacity, and choice. To maximize the opportunity for individual growth and independence, specific attention is given to issues related to skills transfer, generalization, and maintenance. As the client and team delineate various rehabilitation and support needs, the MH&SU Support Worker assists clients in identifying and working through the steps for success.
The MH&SU Support Worker monitors client goal attainment, proactively assists individuals in averting potential crises, and reports client status and progress to the Case Coordinator or the multidisciplinary team. Apart from specific rehabilitation outcomes, this includes such things as any noted reactions to medication.
The MH&SU Support Worker coordinates, plans, promotes, arranges, facilitates and evaluates specialized PSR programs such as Clubhouses, Supportive Housing, Vocational Support Programs, as required.
Shift times are from 08:00 to 20:00 and 20:00 to 08:00 hours.
About this location/unit
South Hills Tertiary Rehabilitation Centre is a relatively small site located in Kamloops, B.C., highly specialized in mental health services designed for individuals with serious and persistent symptoms of mental illness. It is a two – 20 bed unit facility focused on rehabilitation and recovery with the goal of preparing individuals for community reintegration. The goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals by assisting them to assume responsibility over their lives and to function as actively and independently in society as possible.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer competitive salaries and a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
If you are passionate about mental health work and are looking for an opportunity to join the care team in Kamloops, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
- Grade 12
- Diploma in a field relevant to the position (i.e. community social services, rehabilitation)
- Two years recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Food Safe Certificate (Please upload with your application)
- Current valid BC Driver’s License (Please upload with your application)