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Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

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Job Title: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker
Work Site: UBC Hospital
Status: Regular Part Time (0.41 FTE)
Start Date: JUN 30, 2017
Salary: $23.48 per hour
Hours: 0730-1530 / 1930-0730
Reference#: 094589-chu



The Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker works as a member of an interdisciplinary tertiary mental health team to provide comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation services within a recovery framework.


A primary goal of the tertiary mental health program is to successfully support individuals in returning to the community through increasing functional skills and abilities, reducing the positive and negative symptoms of psychiatric illness, increasing coping strategies to mitigate treatment resistant psychiatric symptoms, minimizing challenging behaviours, increasing social interconnections and improving physical health and wellness.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator and under the daily direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker provides support to the recovery of individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses who require resources beyond the scope of secondary mental health services due to the intensity, complexity or intractability of their symptoms.


Provides a variety of day-to-day physical, emotional, and social supports, advocacy, life skills assistance and support to access resources to individuals with complex severe and persistent mental illnesses. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to assist in the development of individualized rehabilitative treatment plans.


Contributes to the overall evaluation of the client. Observes and monitors clients’ progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations. Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on respect. Promotes independence for client while supporting them with activities of daily living such as personal care, including bathing, grooming, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting needs, perineal care and incontinence supply changes; community appointments/errands/activities; and meal planning and preparation.


Assists in maintaining a safe environment for clients and the team. Participates in team meetings, engages in team planning and quality improvement activities, and maintains and updates own knowledge.





The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes June 2, 2017.  External applicants will be considered after internals.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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