(Both Weekday and Weekend shifts available)
Day Shifts: 7am-3pm & 8am-4pm ($22-25)
Evening Shifts: 3pm-11pm & 4pm-12am ($22-25)
Night Shifts(awake) 11pm-7am&12am-8am ($25-27)
Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director and Resource Manager, the youth mental health worker, works as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing full scope residential care to youth in the care of the Ministry of Child and Family Development. This is inclusive of providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions within a trauma informed model of care.
Typical duties and Expectations
- Responsible for nutritional planning for persons served, inclusive of grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, etc.
- Responsible for maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness of the resource, inclusive of all household responsibilities.
- Responsible for medication administration, documentation, observation etc.
- Operates a motor vehicle to drive persons served to activities, outings and/or appointments in the community.
- Responsible for all required documentation - daily log, incident reports, budget sheets, appointment notes, etc.
- In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, develops, evaluates, and modifies individual assessment and treatment care plans. Attends and contributes to the admission, weekly, and discharge conferences. Provides appropriate ongoing communication to the patient's community team.
- Assesses child/youth emotional and psychiatric status, behaviour etc. through the application of current, accepted, best practice principles and knowledge of psychiatric disorders. Monitors child/youth activities of daily living to assess patterns.
- Develops and implements day to day activities for children/youth; utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques/approaches including relationship building, expressive therapies, play, recreation and individual counselling related to self concept, social adaptiveness and physical development using established and recognized practice.
- Maintains an emotional and physically safe environment for patients by continually assessing and identifying interventions to avoid, redirect or resolve crisis situations. Monitors patients' social behaviour, attitude changes and unusual occurrences and informs team, the Clinical Nurse Leader and the Program Coordinator.
- Attends team meetings, gathers data, and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities. Participates in research as required.
- Provides orientation to new employees and plans for the established shift/program activities as required. Uses leadership skills to manage emergency situations when required.
- Actively engages in personal professional development including continuing education, self-reflection, evaluation of performance, and giving and receiving feedback.
- Provides basic first aid to clients during activities or while accompanying on outings, as required.
- Demonstrates an understanding of working with high-risk youth and complex trauma
- Utilizes appropriate methods - i.e. conflict resolution, risk management, person centered approaches, restitution, etc.
- Advocates on behalf of the person served to ensure that their needs are being met within the program - consulting with their Resource Manager as needed.
- Responds positively and utilizes constructive feedback from coworkers and supervisors and incorporates it into their practice.
- Creates a positive work environment for their co-workers.
Attendance and Flexibility
- Shows up on time and for the duration of their shift
- Understands the importance of consistency in scheduling for our persons served
Creativity/Goal Related Activities
- Demonstrates creativity in working with our persons served and addressing any concerns at their resources
- Programming - plan, document, execute, and reflect on client-focused strength-based goal related activities
- Stays informed on all agency policy and procedures
- Practices and models effective self-care both on and off shift
- Bachelor's Degree (Diploma will be considered in some circumstances) in a Social Science relevant to Child/Youth mental health, plus two (2) years recent related experience in the assessment and treatment of Children/Youth with psychiatric/mental health concerns.
- A working knowledge of DSM IV diagnoses and related treatments, the Mental Health Act, the Hospital Act and the Child, Family and Community Service Act.
- Basic First Aid certification with CPR.
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and reliable vehicle.
- All employee file requirements as outlined in the employment manual and as amended
- Current criminal record check clearance
- Ability to successfully pass the Ministry of Children and Family Development Screening process
- Willingness to participate in non-Violent Crisis Intervention training, inclusive of physical restraint.
This position requires the ability to work with extremely challenging persons served with a wide range of behaviors.
This position requires the employee to varied shifts and including weekends and holidays.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: $22.00 to $28.00 /hour
- relavent: 2 years (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)