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LIFESKILLS SUPPORT WORKER (CASUAL)
Location:Prince George
Facility:IRIS HOUSE
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Competition #:05350137
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:IRIS HOUSE
Reports To:RESIDENTIAL & RECOVERY TEAM LEAD
Hourly Wage:$21.85 - $23.69
Close Date:JANUARY 26, 2018*
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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Mental Health & Addictions Residential and Recovery Team Leader, the Lifeskills Support Worker provides assistance for individuals with serious mental illness in a residential setting to effectively enter and participate in rehabilitation by providing a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance, information, resources, and demonstrations.
 
Qualifications

- Completion of a Social Service Diploma or a Resident Care Attendant Program Certificate and a Community Mental Health Worker Course and two (2) years’ experience working with clients with a serious mental illness or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
- Food Safe Course.
- Valid First Aid Certificate and CPR.
- Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
- May be required to use personal vehicle at work.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to work in an independent living model with adults with a mental illness.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
- Ability to organize work and prioritize.
- Ability to teach in-group and one-to-one settings.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Good time management skills.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation.
- Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, medications and side effects.
- Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation.
- Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
- Ability to operate related equipment.

PRINCE GEORGE COMMUNITY
Prince George is one of the larger cities in British Columbia with a population of approximately 75,000. Built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, Prince George is close to the geographic center of British Columbia and has become a transportation hub as well as an important link in the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor. It is a major centre for shopping and a service centre for surrounding communities, as well as home to the University of Northern British Columbia. In Prince George, BC’s Northern capital, you are just minutes from being fully immersed in the wonders of our natural surroundings – this is a true outdoor person’s paradise. A warm, friendly and diverse population attests to our community spirit. You can be assured of discovering a myriad of entertainment and recreational options year-round, from heritage and cultural opportunities to good old family fun.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT