Life Skills Worker I

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
Posted a month ago
$26.30 - $28.74 per hour

Job Description

We are currently seeking casual Life Skills Workers to join our Mental Health team at the Harbour House in Trail, B.C.

What will you work on?

Life Skills Workers play an important role in health care. They plan, observe, monitor and report on clients’ progress and level of acceptance to services and support.

This position works as a member of an integrated team to provide structured support services to clients. Monitors clients in accordance with established treatment objectives and/or care plans; observes client’s behaviours and symptoms, documents observations in accordance with standard procedures and/or providing verbal reports on changes in client’s appearance, behavior, and/or health. Provides support to clients in the development and maintenance of life skills. Demonstrates and models appropriate behaviours and provides support in problem solving and decision-making. Assists clients with activities of daily living. Participates in activities to support skill development. Liaises, monitors and coordinates services with mental health and substance use staff, medical professionals, and other relevant service providers.

The shifts for this position are days, evenings and nights. Shift times rotate from 07:00 to 18:00, 09:00 to 19:10, 19:00 to 07:00 hours.

About this location/unit

The Harbour House is a nine-bed tertiary care facility for clients requiring longer-term residential psychosocial rehabilitation. 6 beds are Tertiary Specialized Residential and 3 beds are Tertiary Rehabilitative. Care at Harbour House is provided by a multidisciplinary team including nurses, occupational therapists, outreach workers, social workers and psychiatrists. Treatment is coordinated with the community mental health teams to aid in seamless support for the client as they relocate into the community.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, you'll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture.

If this sounds like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Make a Difference. Love Your Work. Apply today!

Qualifications Education, Training and Experience:

• Grade 12 • Certificate in a field relevant to the position (i.e.: community social services, rehabilitation) • One year recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience • Valid certificates in CPR, First Aid and Food Safe required • Current valid B.C. Driver’s License

**Please upload copies of required certificates and DL along with your application.

Comments This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #: 01869540

Employee Type: CASUAL

Bargaining Unit: BCGEU


Location: Trail


Reports To: MANAGER

Hourly Wage: $26.30 - $28.74


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