Youth Mental Health Worker – Full Time
COMPETITION NO. 19-069
Position: Youth Mental Health Worker – Full Time
Location: Mental Health Child and Youth – Youth Services Program – White Rock, BC
Hours: 35 hours/week
We are looking for a Youth Mental Health Worker to join our Sources Mental Health Child and Youth team! This individual must be a able to work well independently, be a great team player, have a passion for working with youth, and have a good understanding of trauma and strength based approaches.
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.
Mental Health Child and Youth Program
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. The Youth Mental Health worker requires an ability to enable children/youth (ages 6 to 18) to engage in positive and developmentally appropriate activities with peers and in the community. Requires the ability to provide activity-based interventions including one-to-one work or group work focusing on skill building and/or support stabilizing in the community. The Worker will network with and prepare written reports and/or required documentation for the MCFD Mental Health Clinicians. Transporting clients in own vehicle also required. The Worker must 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 CYMH/MCFD staff.
- Provides and engages in age appropriate mental health activities for youth.
- Develops goals in collaboration with clients and CYMH clinician to address mental health needs.
- Ability to maintain records, write session notes, and complete monthly reports
- Possess an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology 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
- Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: June 21, 2019 (internal candidates will be contacted by June 21, 2019)
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Manager, Youth Services firstname.lastname@example.org Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.