As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Under the general supervision of the assigned leader, the Rehabilitation Worker, Forensic Mental Health, implements established programs, develops and evaluates new comprehensive individual and group rehabilitative programs within clinical streams to meet the specific needs of patients using psychosocial principles and practices that facilitate the patient in a successful reintegration into the community.
Education, Training and Experience
- Completion of a Rehabilitation Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of recent, related education and training plus 2 years clinical experience.
- Food Safe Certificate.
- Valid Class 4 BC Driver's License.
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 organize the work.
- Ability to teach.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to understand role and scope of an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist and how the Rehabilitation Assistant role relates to it.
- Ability to implement programs delegated by a therapist.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca
For more information about the, please visit the website BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services at: www.bcmhsus.ca
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.