Job Facts for #MHW01P
Position TypePermanent, Part Time
Apply ByAug 14, 2020
Start DateAug 27, 2020
We are looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals who possess excellent teamwork skills to join our team!
The Supported Independent Living (SIL) Mental Health Worker assists adults living with psychiatric disabilities to move forward in their personal recovery and independence. The SIL worker implements the Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) of the individuals assigned to the worker, in conjunction with a Case Manager from Abbotsford Mental Health, and provides a positive liaison with Abbotsford Mental Health, individuals served, community (e.g. landlords) and government agencies.
*Due to Covid 19 restrictions, services to individuals have been fully or partially delivered over the phone and via Zoom. Some services are also being delivered in a group format, therefore group facilitation skills in a virtual environment are an asset. Creativity and flexibility to produce on-line content are required.
Shifts are Monday to Friday, daytime hours. Schedule is flexible within this time-frame.
- Community Mental Health Worker/Social Services certificate or approved equivalent
- Knowledge/understanding of psychotropic medications is an asset
- Previous experience supporting people with chronic mental illness or concurrent disorder in the community is preferred
- Comfort with facilitating group meetings over Zoom
- Strong technology skills
- Experience with any of the following is an asset: video/lighting/editing software
- A philosophy of service that is in line with Communitas’ Vision, Mission and Values
- Familiar with and able to implement ‘Spirit of Gentleness’ principles
- Familiar with and able to implement Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles fostering a belief in the recovery process
- Ability to be motivational and positive in interactions with individuals served
- Ability to take initiative with creativity and flexibility
- Ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively with people living with mental illness
- Willingness to participate in ongoing training/in-service training
- Excellent teamwork skills maintaining honest, direct and respectful working relationships; as well as being able to work independently
- Ability to observe, record and evaluate change in human behaviour
- Excellent written and verbal communication and mediation skills, excellent interpersonal skills
- Use of personal vehicle required for individual served appointments, etc.
- Possession of an Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
- Class 5 driver’s license