You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Outreach Support Worker, Substance Use

Burnaby, BC
19 hours ago

Are you someone who enjoys assisting in mental health and substance abuse treatment? Do you have experience motivating and assisting clients with activities of daily living? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers?

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC's entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Outreach Support Worker to our Mental Health and Substance Use Services serving Burnaby, BC.
Build on your education and experience as you:
    •Observe the client during interviews and assesses their behavior to identify problems and needs, solicits client feedback, inquiries, and complaints; responds to client needs as appropriate. •Encourage and promotes independence and self-sufficiency for clients and their caregivers/families; develops short-term strategies to deal with various situations. •Provide feedback and suggested recommendations to the treatment plans within established guidelines. •Act as an advocate for the client in dispute situations by responding to and/or coordinating response to problems regarding landlord-tenant issues, financial assistance, or accessing community resources and housing, and developing workable solutions that meet the needs of the client. •Provide individual vocational supportive counseling and other work related supportive services. •Provide direction to volunteers and assists with orientation of new staff and education experiences of students, as well as sharing expertise with other members of the team, as required.
To join the organization we require you to have:
    •Diploma in Community Social Services, e.g. Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, or Social Services Worker •Two (2) years recent related experience working with individuals with mental illness/ substance use issues including teaching life skills •Current CPR certificate & Food Safe certificate •Valid Class 5 BC Drivers Licence and access to personal vehicle with appropriate business insurance coverage

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:
    •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization. •An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

Curious to learn what it's like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.