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Lifeskills Support Worker

Terrace, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Position Summary
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

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 Primary Care department.

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.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:00 to 16:30

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health's approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

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.

• 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.

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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