Life Skills Worker

Date posted: 11/22/2017
Closing date: 12/21/2017
Number of positions: 3
Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia
Length: part-time

Description / duties:
Interior Health is hiring casual Life Skills Workers to join our mental health department in Cranbrook , B.C. at various facilities (Tamarack Cottage, Clubhouse and Mental Health Housing). We are seeking experienced mental health workers to provide supportive care for individuals who experience severe challenges in daily living as a result of their mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

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

They assist clients with activities associated with daily living and work to demonstrate and model appropriate behaviors related to problem solving and decision making. Life Skills Workers provide structured support to help develop and maintain life skills related to:
• time management;
• money management, budgeting skills, how to access funds and other forms of available assistance;
• organization and interpersonal communication;
• personal care;
• household management;
• menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation and
• community access.

The shift types for this position are days and nights and the shift times are from 07:00 to 19:10, 19:00 to 07:10

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Come and join our team!

Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Boasting more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the province, its residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation, and tourism.

Qualifications:
• Grade 12
• Community Mental Health Worker Certificate
• One year recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid First Aid Certificate
• Current CPR
• Food Safe
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.

**Experience working with clients with addiction is an asset.

Contact information

Interior Health Authority
505 Doyle Avenue
250-469-7070
careers@Interiorhealth.ca

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