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Life Skills Support Worker
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Competition #:01320822
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Reports To:MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$24.38 - $26.42

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring a casual Life Skills Support Worker to join our team at McKim Cottage in Nelson. We are seeking an experienced mental health worker who is confident working independently as well as in a team, is adaptable and has a fun sense of humor to join our small but mighty team.

McKim Cottage is a 5-bed residential licensed mental health facility operating in the community. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. McKim Cottage uses trauma-informed practice, is client-centered and implements the psychosocial rehabilitation model based on hope and recovery. Admission is open to males and females aged 19+.

McKim Cottage is staffed by a life skill worker 24 hours per day. There are other nurses that come in during the day and provide support, medication management and conduct one-on-one’s. Although McKim is a residential licensed facility, it is very based in the community and taps into the community resources in Nelson and the surrounding area.

Life Skills Workers play an important role in care. They plan, observe, monitor and report on clients’ progress and level of acceptance to services and support. They assist clients with activities associated with daily living and work to demonstrate and model appropriate behaviors related to problem solving and decision making.

Shifts of work are rotating days, evenings & nights; 07:00 to 16:00, 11:00 to 21:00 and 21:00 to 07:00.

This position offers the opportunity to join a great team located at a beautiful heritage home in the mountains of Nelson, BC. If you have education and previous experience with mental health and substance use, apply today!

• Mental Health Worker Certificate or Human Services Worker Certificate or Addictions Worker Certification
• Two years recent related experience working with individuals living with mental illness, and/or substance use problems/disorders; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Food Safe Level 1 Certificate
• Standard First Aid with CPR
• Non-violent crisis intervention training
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.

**please upload copies of your certificates along with your resume.

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