Cas Mental Health Worker, Vancouver Licensed Housing

Job No: LICHOUCAS012024
Location: Vancouver

POSITION: Mental Health Worker, Casual
UNION: HEU – MPA Certification, HEU – Tamarack Certification, BCGEU
PROGRAMS: Various in the Licensed Housing Division
LOCATION: Vancouver
SALARY RANGE: Grid 34: $30.64 – $32.31, Night Shift Premium: $2.50/hour
AVAILABILITY: Applicants must be available to accept casual shifts (8-12 hours) for blocks of work, overnights, as well as weekends.
JOB DETAILS: Please refer to the job description listed below for the details of the positions.
QUALIFICATIONS: Please refer to the job description listed below for the qualifications and education that is required for the positions.


All employment is subject to a satisfactory result from a criminal record check done through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. 


Job Description – Mental Health Worker

Licensed Housing 

Classification Benchmark: Support Worker 2
Grid Level: Grid 34
Collective Agreement: Community Subsector Association
Reports to: Nurse Manager 


Job Summary 

The Mental Health Worker must have the personality, temperament and competence to work with residents in a licensed care environment. The incumbent should be well motivated and have the ability to motivate others. This position requires shift work and under direction assists residents with activities of daily living and generally does role modeling in a manner that will maintain and respect the spirit, dignity and individuality of others. Care for residents and the facility comes under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. 


Functions & Responsibilities 

While other duties may be assigned, main duties and responsibilities include the following: 

  1. Under direction, to assists members with activities of daily living. 
  2. Recommend and participate in developing meaningful, realistic and measurable individual care plans. 
  3. To assess, monitor and record members’ needs and progress on a daily basis and/or as needed. 
  4. Encourage an atmosphere of independence, self-reliance and mutual accord by role modeling, teaching and training. Areas to be addressed are daily life skills, money management, making and keeping appointments and other related duties as they arise. 
  5. To plan, implement and evaluate social and recreational programs in the facility and encouraging participation in the community events as directed. 
  6. Administer medications and treatments in accordance with the Pharmacy Policies, standards and philosophy. Assess impact of medications by documenting impressions. 
  7. Ensure safety in the work place in accordance with WorksafeBC standards and regulations. 
  8. Assist with orientation of new staff and members. 
  9. Assist residents and co-workers with house cleaning on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. 
  10. Prepare, cook and serve meals in accordance with Food Safe Standards and weekly posted menu. Monitor food supplies by listing needed items and rotating supplies. 
  11. Perform yard maintenance by raking and bagging leaves, shoveling snow and salting sidewalks as required. 
  12. Perform any other duties as assigned. 


Education, Training & Experience 

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representing the knowledge, skills and ability needed. 

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) 
  2. Mental Health Worker Certificate from a recognized college/university in social/behavioral science. 
  3. Food Hygiene Certificate/Community Care Food Handlers Certificate 
  4. Two years related experience 
  5. Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate 
  6. Medical Certification of capability of carrying out assigned duties 
  7. Satisfactory result from a TB skin test


Skills & Abilities 

  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  2. Ability to write routine reports and correspond proficiently.
  3. Ability to apply common sense, understanding and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  4. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


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MPA Society is an award-winning non-profit service agency that has supported people living with mental illness for 50 years. Created on the principle of self-empowerment, our programs promote the dignity and well-being of people with mental illness by inspiring hope and supporting their recovery.

MPA Society operates over 30 social, vocational, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities. We offer a dynamic working environment, competitive wages and benefits, and an opportunity to grow professionally with the organization.

At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.