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Life Skills Worker
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Competition #:01249581
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Reports To:MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$21.48 - $23.49
Close Date:MAY 30, 2019*

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring casual Life Skills Workers to join our team at Ponderosa House in Cranbrook, B.C. 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.

The Life Skills Worker performs a variety of duties involving clients who are placed in the Short Stay, Stabilization, Treatment and Recovery housing program. Reporting to the Team Leader (site specific), this position is a member of the multidisciplinary Mental Health and Addiction team providing and array of services within a psychosocial rehabilitation and harm reduction framework for clients with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder. The Life Skills Worker is expected to engage the resident and family as people with full competence and as full collaborators in service planning, delivery and evaluation.

The shifts for this position are rotating days and nights from 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00 hours.

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. Apply today to 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.

• 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.

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