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Rehabilitation Worker, Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Psychiatric Services - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

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Rehabilitation Worker - Minimum and Medium Security Units BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Coquitlam, BC

What you do
  • Carry out components of established psychosocial rehabilitative programs to address the assessed needs of patients by implementing, actively participating in and evaluating open and closed therapeutic programs. Implements individual program plans and corresponding psychosocial rehabilitation intervention strategies including: a wide variety of group-based rehabilitation and/or vocational rehab programs such as cooking programs for OT ( for maximum ,medium, minimum security patients); determining the destination and taking patients on small or large group staff supported community outings; implementing planned patient activities/programs and/or programs in Fir Hall such as the Retail Training/Canteen program; setting up gym equipment and instructing patients in its use for Recreation Therapy programs; preparing woodworking supplies and providing direction to patients in the completion of woodwork projects; conducting pre and post safety checks in the woodworking shop and vocational rehab programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the inter-professional team to provide recommendations and participate in the development of individualized rehabilitative treatment plans for patients by identifying patient strengths, limitations and functional level for program involvement. Work with team members in the regular evaluation of assigned programs with regard to patients' assessed needs and progress, and under the guidance of an assigned clinical team member, modifies or changes programs as indicated, e.g., recommending suitability for programs and determining when it is safe and appropriate to integrate community rehabilitation resources and opportunities into individual patient treatment programs.
  • Complete rehabilitation assessments within designated scope of practice and documents patient progress by regularly completing patient progress notes and noting concerns in individual patient's charts. Works with team members to adjust the treatment plan to reflect the patient's progress by evaluating on a frequent basis patient progress in relation to Individual Program Plan goals to ensure priority needs are met. Prepare individual discharge reports to meet department/organization documentation standards at the conclusion of each closed program by summarizing information focusing on patients' community living skills and independence levels and recommending appropriate community supports where available. Maintains outcome and workload measurement statistics.
  • Work collaboratively with other Rehabilitation colleagues and Treatment Team members to analyze the needs of target patient populations as a basis for new program development, standards and evaluation strategies by reviewing relevant literature and recommending interventions that will support the achievement of desired treatment outcomes. Participate in the development of specific program curricula to address the functional level of the target population including researching, obtaining, and creating appropriate educational, testing, and other program materials to meet established program goals and objectives and evaluation processes.
  • Maintain work area and equipment by ensuring equipment and supplies, such as tools, materials and chemicals used in the program are stored appropriately and accounted for, arranging repairs as required, and assuming the responsibility for the purchase of supplies to support programs as required.

What you bring
  • Graduation from a recognized recreational, rehabilitation or related health or human services program plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Food Safe Certificate.
  • Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
$31.58 per hour.
70 Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 0700-1900/1900-0700
Requisition #

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

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS 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 BCMHSUS 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.

About BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a diverse range of mental health and substance use programs and services for people across B.C


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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