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Lifeskills Worker Ii

Full Time
3 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 & Addictions department.

Under the direction of the Community Mental Health and Addictions Team Leader and/or designate, this position ensures the well being of clients in the program and promotes their independent living in the community. The lifeskills support worker is a member of a multidisciplinary team, within the context of assigned program the lifeskills worker provides support and skills teaching using the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. The scope of practice encompasses the Mental Health and Addictions services portfolio and harm reduction approach. A key component of this job is to assist clients with a serious and persistent mental illness and/or addictions issues in their physical, social and emotional development and to reduce the number of/or potential for hospitalization and incarceration.

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

Prince Rupert is a coastal port city with a population of 12,220 (2021). It is nestled into a mountain and surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest. See rare wildlife, explore our rugged landscapes, and experience world-class fishing adventures you won't find anywhere else. Check out more on Prince Rupert , known as the halibut capital of the world.

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.

•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.
•Food Safe Certificate.
•Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR.
•Valid BC Class 5 Drivers' license, and access to a vehicle.

Skills and Abilities:
•Physical Ability to carry out the duties of the position.
•Good Interpersonal Skills.
•Demonstrates ability to teach and work effectively with mental health and addictions clients/mentally disordered offenders in both group setting and one-to-one.
•Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
•Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
•Home management skills.
•Ability to instruct.
•Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
•Advocacy skills.
•Good written and verbal reporting skills.
•Good organization, time, and general management skills.
•Basic computer skills including windows, word, internet, and e-mail.

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.