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Elderly Services Worker - MHSU
Location:Penticton
Facility:PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
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Competition #:01299185
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Department:PEM MH ACSS (CASE MGMT)
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$30.75 - $38.33
Close Date:SEPTEMBER 19, 2019*
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Position Summary

Penticton Health Centre is looking for a casual Elderly Services Worker to join the Mental Health and Substance Use team of dedicated healthcare professionals. The Elderly Services Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for older individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

The Elderly Services Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that elderly persons with serious mental health problems made more complex by age related issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. Using knowledge of geriatric psychiatry and the aging process, the Elderly Services Worker provides geriatric mental health assessment, treatment, case management, community support, and as required, urgent response to clients who may, in addition to mental illness, also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Elderly Services Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for older individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

This is a casual position, days of work may be Monday to Friday on an as needed basis. Shift times are 08:30-16:30 and 08:00-16:00.

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.

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Qualifications

Bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.
Two (2) years’ recent related experience in an elderly mental health services environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

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