Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

City Tri-Cities / Anmore / Belcarra
Job ID 2022-35943
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Posting Date
5 months ago(12/23/2022 4:52 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0730 – 1930, 1930 – 0730
Days Off
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$29.83 - $32.31 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, under the direction of the nursing staff and working as a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker assists residents with mental, developmental, and/or physical disabilities to live successfully in the community; works with the Mental Health team to implement appropriate psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and recovery plans to meet the resident's needs; provides daily physical, emotional, social support/ advocacy, personal life skills assistance, teaching and coaching; supports resident participation in daily living activities such as light housekeeping, personal laundry and by side-by-side food preparation; provides transportation services to and from events, outings, appointments and programs.

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker is expected to engage the resident and their support systems as people with full competence and as full collaborators in service planning and evaluation.


  1. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and recovery care plans; provides required information with regard to the resident's daily functioning and needs; facilitates discussion with residents and others to determine appropriate care.

  2. Participates and provides feedback on the effectiveness of PSR and recovery-oriented interventions and treatment plans developed through the daily interaction with the residents and through weekly team meetings; provides feedback and input regarding residents' needs, performance and progress; assists in conducting functional assessments.

  3. Provides supportive conversations, demonstrations, modeling and behaviour management to residents and their families; assists residents in the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills such as interpersonal skills/development, personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal planning, shopping and preparation, money management, making and keeping appointments; works with residents in maintaining contact with their families.

  4. Assists residents in identifying appropriate social, vocational, recreational and educational resources in the community and provides clients with related information; transports residents to programs, appointments, services and other activities including booking client trips, altering schedules, arranging time for pickup and dropping off clients.

  5. Transports/escorts residents to programs, appointments, services and other activities by operating a passenger van; book resident's appointments, alter schedules, arranges time for pick up and dropping off of residents.

  6. Prepares and serves meals, as required; provides guidance to residents in their daily meal planning and food preparation by taking the lead, monitoring, assisting and/or working alongside the resident during meal planning and preparation; assists residents who require help with their meals.

  7. Cleans and sanitizes kitchen and dining area before and after meals; assists with regular food inventories; performs and/or assists the residents in performing housekeeping duties such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning their rooms and/or kitchen; performs and/or assists the resident with cleaning, sorting, folding and the storing personal laundry.

  8. Advocates for residents through problem solving with staff in community resources and modeling appropriate self-advocacy; identifies available social, economic, educational and personal services/resources in the community that meet the resident's daily living plan; provides resident with related information.

  9. Observes, identifies and assesses potential emergency situations involving residents and develops short-term strategies to deal with such situations; completes and maintains related records and documentation such as resident care plans, progress reports, statistics and daily logs.

  10. Performs administrative transactions such as petty cash and assists residents in purchasing personal items, opening bank accounts, making deposits and/or withdrawals.

  11. Provides continuous assessment of the resident's level of support to perform daily tasks; ensures the appropriate level of support promotes the resident's rehabilitation; assists residents with daily activities such as feeding, lift and transfers, grooming and toileting, as required.

  12. Provides direction to volunteers and mentors practicum students; receives resident feedback, requests, inquiries and complaints and responds as required.

  13. Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from recognized Health Care Support Worker and/or Social Services Program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid Class V Driver's license, as required; and current CPR and Food Safe certificates. Access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize.

  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

  • Home management skills.

  • Ability to instruct.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.


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