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Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence - BC Children's Hospital

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Mental Health Worker, Looking Glass Residence

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

Are you working for a career where you can make a difference?

Our people are what make Looking Glass Residence such a caring community. It's all about heart, and we have lots of it. If you'd like to be part of a compassionate, creative, resourceful team dedicated to helping those who are affected by eating disorders and disordered eating, we want to hear from you.

Check out what it means to be apart of the Looking Glass Residence team HERE .

The Mental Health Worker supports individuals admitted to the Looking Glass Residence in the recovery process by participating in service/care planning activities including planning, implementing and evaluating recreation/leisure program(s) as part of the resident's individualized recovery plan through one-to-one and group contact as well as providing day-to-day physical, emotional and social support to promote independence among admitted residents. They also operate the centre's passenger transportation vehicle to drive residents to designated locations and supports the program milieu as required.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to residents achieving their goals by planning, implementing and evaluating recreation/leisure program(s) based on the individualized recovery plans.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating, participating and assisting residents in lifespan development activities such as activities of daily living, meal support, healthy lifestyles and interpersonal communication.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and document resident progress within the recreation/leisure program(s) and reports observations such as emotional well-being and social behaviour to nursing/medical staff as required.
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team in the development of individualized recovery plans by identifying and assessing resident needs, skill, interest and goals; gathering appropriate history, and collecting relevant records and documentation.
  • Recommend approaches to provide appropriate treatment that addresses identifiable risk factors and enables independence and integration into the community; and monitor, reassess and adjust the treatment plan to reflect the resident's progress.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities by performing duties such as providing input/feedback to supervisor on processes and opportunities for process improvement; report unsafe situations as per provincial and organization's policies and procedures
  • Drive residents to designated locations as scheduled, by operating the Centre's passenger van/bus with a seating capacity of 11 to 25 passengers, including the driver.
  • Assist clients with embarking and disembarking the vehicle.
  • Conduct inspections of vehicle by checking oil, gas and fluid levels, tire condition and ensuring that lights and signals are functioning; clean interior and exterior of vehicle after use; and maintain records of distances traveled, gas expenditures and inspections.

What you bring

  • Grade 12, Certificate in Community Mental Health, and one year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and current CPR certification.

You have the ability to:
  • Organize work.
  • Supervise.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Casual

Wage: $31.89 per hour

Location: 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC, V6J 4H9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Rotating; 0700-1900, 1900-0700, 1000-2200

Requisition # 150872E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed residential treatment facility for young men and women aged 16 to 24, with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating disorders.

Looking Glass Residence is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and Looking Glass Residence are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 09, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About Childrens and Womens Hlth Cntr

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve. BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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