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LIFESKILLS SUPPORT WORKER (CASUAL)
Location:Prince George
Facility:IRIS HOUSE
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Competition #:05474572
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:IRIS HOUSE
Department:IRI MH AS LTC
Reports To:RESIDENTIAL AND RECOVERY TEAM LEADER, MH&ADDICTION
Hourly Wage:$25.40 - $27.53
Close Date:OCTOBER 01, 2020*
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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.

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