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LIFESKILLS SUPPORT WORKER (CASUAL)
Location:Dawson Creek
Facility:DAWSON CREEK HEALTH UNIT
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Competition #:05412907
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:DAWSON CREEK HEALTH UNIT
Department:DCO MHAS COMMUNITY CLINICS/PRO
Reports To:PRIMARY CARE TEAM LEAD
Hourly Wage:$23.93
Close Date:FEBRUARY 28, 2019*
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Position Summary

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams the Primary Care Life Skills Support Worker functions as a member of the interprofessional team, under the direction of the Team Leader. This position applies best practice to provide people with services as outlined in an individual’s plan of care, with the goal of maximizing independent living.
 
Qualifications

Diploma from a recognized Social Services Support Worker educational program, or Residential Care Aide program, two (2) years’ recent, related experience working with people with complex health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Or Grade 12 plus a Community Mental Health Worker Certificate and Addictions Studies Certificate plus three (3) years recent related experience working with adults with mental illness and/or addictions diagnosis; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid B.C. driver's license.
Valid First Aid Certificate, CPR and Food Safe.

Skills and Abilities:

- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in a person’s condition or health status.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with people and their families.
- Possesses home management skills.
- Ability to teach skills to support the highest level of function possible.
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
- Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
- Advocacy skills.
- Basic computer skills including windows, word, internet and e-mail
- Ability to teach and work effectively in both groups setting and one-to-one.

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