Pediatric Mental Health Worker
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Victoria General Hospital Victoria, BC, CA
6d ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    Reporting to the Program Coordinator or designate, the Pediatric Mental Health Worker contributes to the provision of client-

    centered and family-focused care for children and youth hospitalized with mental health and / or substance use concerns by completing patient assessments, providing related counselling, and reporting clients' conditions, including reactions to medications and activity monitoring the patient / client's environment and changes in baseline behaviors and moods to ensure safety.

    Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), or Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC), the Pediatric Mental Health Worker promotes a safe, healthy and non-

    threatening environment that instills a sense of dignity and self-respect, and motivates, assists and instructs clients with the activities of daily living.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education, Training And Experience

    Graduation from a recognized degree program in Social Science plus one year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with others effectively
  • Physical Ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to teach
  • Ability to organize work
  • Ability to operate related equipment
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