as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager or designate, the Mental Health Worker participates in the provision of client-focused treatment, rehabilitation and support for persons with mental illness in a residential, community-based facility.
Promotes a safe, healthy and non-threatening environment that instills a sense of dignity and self-respect. Participates in the planning, development, implementation, delivery, and modification of clinical services by responding to identified client needs, within the program's guidelines.
Motivates, assists, and instructs clients with the activities of daily living, reports clients' conditions, including reactions to medications.
Escorts clients to off-site programs, appointments and other planned events. Assesses clients' ability to assume self-care responsibility.
Education, Training And Experience
Diploma in Community Social Services, e.g. Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, or Social Services Worker including post-secondary education in counseling skills training.
Knowledge of legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act. Knowledge of available programs, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community.
Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, using a client-centred approach. A minimum of two years recent related experience working with persons with mental illness including teaching life skills, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current Level C Basic Life Saving Certificate. Valid Class 5 vehicle license. Food Safe Certificate.
Skills And Abilities