In accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams the Primary Care Life Skills Support Worker functions as a member of the interprofessional team, under the direction of the Team Leader. This position applies best practice to provide people with services as outlined in an individual's plan of care, with the goal of maximizing independent living.
Diploma from a recognized Social Services Support Worker educational program, or Residential Care Aide program, two (2) years' recent, related experience working with people with complex health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Or Grade 12 plus a Community Mental Health Worker Certificate and Addictions Studies Certificate plus three (3) years recent related experience working with adults with mental illness and/or addictions diagnosis; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid B.C. driver's license.
Valid First Aid Certificate, CPR and Food Safe.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in a person's condition or health status.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with people and their families.
- Possesses home management skills.
- Ability to teach skills to support the highest level of function possible.
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
- Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
- Advocacy skills.
- Basic computer skills including windows, word, internet and e-mail
- Ability to teach and work effectively in both groups setting and one-to-one.
The Hazeltons (there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton) are located 290 km (180 miles) east of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as 'Old Hazelton' is located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway 16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet, is the site of the world famous 'Ksan Historical Village and Museum.
The District of New Hazelton is located in Northwest British Columbia and is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. The area's natural beauty and pristine wilderness has made New Hazelton a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.