P-554 Transitional Worker

P-554 Transitional Worker

17 Nov
Coast Mental Health

17 Nov

Coast Mental Health


Job Description:

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Cottage/Transitional Housing Program, in a manner consistent with the Coast’s mission, philosophy, policies and objectives, the position is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the home programs such as cooking, cleaning, maintenance tasks by engaging the residents in daily life skills activities, medication administration all based on the psycho social rehabilitation principles. You will further identify and support residents to access community resources and services.

About Coast

Coast Mental Health (Coast) is one of the largest mental health non-profit societies in Canada,

and operates a large array of innovative housing and community based rehabilitation services for people with a mental illness living in and around Vancouver. Coast operates in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia providing approximately 1000 people with supportive housing and 4000 clients living in the community with a wide variety of programs and services.

Coast fosters a client-driven, recovery-oriented environment that promotes restoring health, personal growth and a return to society for individuals with a mental illness through advocacy and providing direct programs and services.

Required Qualifications

- Diploma in Community Social Service or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience or other qualifications determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work

- Recent, related experience of two years

- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Status

- Ability to obtain the following upon hire:

- Certificates in First Aid + CPR, WHMIS and FoodSafe

- Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Clearance

- TB Clearance (done within past 6 months)

Knowledge and Abilities

- Ability to work with people with a mental illness.

- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

- Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

- Ability to operate related equipment.

- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

- Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

- Ability and willingness to understand and work with adults who have been found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder.

- Knowledge of the criminal justice system.

- Life skills training and experience.

- Good organizational and leadership skills.

- Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups.

Why Coast

- We believe in the person, not the disease.

- We operate client-centered care under the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.

- There is a variety of work within a particular position and within the organization.

- We strive to be the best that we can be.

- We hold Exemplary Status accreditation through Accreditation Canada.

- We have won numerous awards for our innovative programming.

- We care about our employees, and believe in living our values and culture throughout the organization.

***Employees of Coast must apply with their internal account (Coast email address registered). Current Coast employees who apply to this posting using external accounts will be considered as external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Coast Mental Health is committed to creating a culture of diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

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