Youth Mental Health Worker – Temporary, Part-Time
AUGUST 20, 2018| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING
COMPETITION NO. 18-87
Position: Youth Mental Health Worker
Location: Surrey, BC
Hours: 23 hours per week, temporary, flexibility required (to April 2019)
We are looking for a Youth Mental Health Worker to join our Sources Mental Health Child and Youth team! This individual must be willing to work independently, innovative and passionate about assisting youth with mental health issues.
Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.
Sources Mental Health Child and Youth
This is a 23 hours per week temporary part-time outreach position. This position receives referrals from the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health team to support youth to build adaptive skills and self-management. The worker will intervene with the client to support the goals as directed by the referring Mental Health Clinician. Activities include, but are not limited to, socialization, symptom reduction and skill development. Integrated case management required.
- · Ability to enable children/youth (ages 6 to 18) to engage in positive and developmentally appropriate activities with peers and in the community.
- · Network with, and prepare written reports and/or required documentation for the MCFD Mental Health Clinicians.
- · Transporting clients in own vehicle also required.
- · Demonstrate an ability and willingness to initiate contact with difficult to serve youth.
- · The work is outreach in nature, requires shift flexibility and is provided mainly in the Newton area
- · Working knowledge of issues, including common psychiatric diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse and ODD.
- · Training and ability to work from a trauma informed, harm reduction perspective an asset.
- · Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- · Ability to work in collaboration and professionally with MCFD staff.
- · Outgoing, personable, organized, shows initiative, enjoy connecting with children and youth.
- · Possess an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care or related.
- · Experience working with youth dealing with any of the following: behavioral problems, mental health issues, family issues, substance use.
- · Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
- · Use of a vehicle that is safe and passes inspection.
- · First Aid Certificate equivalent to Work Safe standards required.
- · Pass a criminal record check
Start Date: ASAP. Position ends April 2019.
Closing Date: September 3, 2018, internal candidates will be contacted by September 5, 2018
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Azadeh Miley, Youth Services Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.