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Mental Health And Substance Use Support Worker (full Time)

Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Follow the path to an exciting career as a Health Care Assistant at University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC).

Under the direction of the Manger (or designate) & RN/RPN's the Mental Health Support Worker will provide assistance to patients with acute mental illness and substance use disorders. They will provide support as directed by the care plan utilizing psychosocial rehabilitation principles in all care aspects.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings - 07:00 to 15:00, 14:45 to 22:45,rotating

New Wage: As of April 1, 2023, the new wage is: $28.74/hour

University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the largest acute care facility (268 beds) in Northern Health and is the hub for specialized health services. It is a full service hospital and home to a new cancer centre for Northern BC, including a wide range of cancer treatments. Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia. UHNBC is also a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of 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 MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four 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 10 plus graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
•Valid Class 5 BC driver's license.

Skills and Abilities:
•Basic knowledge of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, psychiatric disorders, medications and side effects, and psychosocial rehabilitation principles
•Ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients including conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
•Ability to operate related equipment/instruments (i.e. lifts, blood pressure monitors, iPad)
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Ability to prioritize duties and responsibilities
•Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others
•Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

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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