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Lifeskills Support Worker

Part Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Mental Health and Addictions Services department.

Under the direction of the Mental Health & Addictions Residential and Recovery Team Leader, the Lifeskills Support Worker provides assistance for individuals with serious mental illness in a residential setting to effectively enter and participate in rehabilitation by providing a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance, information, resources, and demonstrations.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings, Nights - 07:00 to 15:00, 15:00 to 23:00, 23:00 to 07:00, rotating

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•Completion of a Social Service Diploma or a Resident Care Attendant Program Certificate and a Community Mental Health Worker Course and two (2) years' experience working with clients with a serious mental illness or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
•Food Safe Course.
•Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR.
•Class 5 BC Driver's License.
•May be required to use personal vehicle at work.

Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to work in an independent living model with adults with a mental illness.
•Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
•Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
•Ability to organize work and prioritize.
•Ability to teach in-group and one-to-one settings.
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Good time management skills.
•Knowledge of relevant legislation.
•Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, medications and side effects.
•Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation.
•Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
•Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
•Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
•Ability to operate related equipment.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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