Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker
OCTOBER 20, 2023| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING
Position: Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker – Mental Health Child and Youth Program
Location: White Rock, BC, but primarily North Surrey area.
Hours: 35 hours/week; permanent full-time
We are looking for a Youth Mental Health Worker to join our Sources Mental Health Child and Youth outreach team! This individual must be able to work well independently, be a great team player, have a passion for working with youth, and have a good understanding of trauma informed and strength-based approaches.
SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization providing support and hope to communities in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island, and across Northern BC. Sources strives to create vibrant and resilient communities through support to adults, children, youth, and families facing challenges in life such as mental health, disability, poverty, substance use, and conflict. We support our communities through leadership, education, and volunteerism.
Sources is committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth and reconciliation. People of all races, cultures, ethnicities, LGBTQ2S+, and abilities are welcomed to work with us. We value diversity, respect, and collaboration as we promote our mission: social wellness for our community.
Description of position
Reporting to the Youth Services Manager, the Youth Mental Health Outreach worker is a permanent employee of Sources Community Resources. 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 Surrey – Guildford area.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to maintain records, write session notes, and complete monthly reports.
- This is an outreach position which requires a flexible schedule
- Complete various program related administration tasks
- Ability to professionally liaise with community partners
Program Specific Responsibilities:
- Working knowledge of mental health concerns, including common diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse and eating disorders.
- Training and ability to work from a trauma informed, harm reduction perspective an asset.
- Training in Indigenous Cultural Safety an asset (Training may be accessed through Sources)
- 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.
- Possess an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology or related.
- Experience working with youth dealing with any of the following: behavioral concerns, mental health issues, family issues, substance use.
- Use of a vehicle that is safe and passes inspection.
- Effectively utilize Office suite including Excel, Word, Outlook and central data systems
- Effectively communicate professionally, verbally and written in English
- Current Food Safe certificate (Training may be accessed through Sources).
- Standard First Aid and CPR (Training may be accessed through Sources)
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (Training may be accessed through Sources)
- Criminal Records check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and driver’s abstract
Start Date: __ASAP ____
Benefits (if applicable):
- 100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
- Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
- Employee & Family Assistance plan
- Pension plan
- Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks
Closing Date: _when filled_. Internal candidates will be contacted by __ asap___
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Youth Services Manager, Samantha Fine, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.