Employment

Postings ~ March 2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker

 

We are currently seeking an Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker to provide services on Hornby and Denman Islands. The purpose of this role is to ensure that community members experiencing substance use and/or mental health challenges have access to timely, local, responsive, culturally-competent, evidence based treatment and support. This position is part of a new community based pilot program.

The primary duties for this position include intake, assessment, referral, case management, outreach, counselling, harm reduction, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, supporting families and friends supporting clients, liaising with appropriate professionals, and coordinating services for community members with mental health and/or substance use problems. The Adult MHSU Support Worker will participate in community-based interdisciplinary meetings and gatherings to educate professionals and the community about their role and enhance service through partnerships and collaboration. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, tracking, and reporting on key performance indicators and statistical outcomes to demonstrate the effectiveness, impact, and reach of the role.

 

The position starts immediately and runs through to the end of March, 2022 with the aim to secure funding for an ongoing role.

The salary range for the role is $58,000 – $62,000 based on 35 hours per week, and this position is eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

A full job description with qualifications and further details is available below –

 

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director at lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is April 12th, 2021

 

HDCHCS encourages applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker

 

Position Description: 

The Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker position is part of a new community based pilot program on Denman and Hornby Islands designed to ensure that community members experiencing substance use and/or mental health challenges have access to timely, local, responsive, culturally-competent, evidence based treatment and support. The program continues to the March 31, 2022 with the goal of attaining on-going funding.

The Adult MHSU Support Worker builds and maintains strong partnerships with other mental health professionals working on our islands including MHSU Intake Nurses, Social Workers, Community Paramedics, First Responders, Primary Care Providers, and Social Service providers.  The Adult MHSU Support Worker serves our adult and elderly population that experience mental health and/or substance use challenges and impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, anti-social behaviour, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.

This position reports to the Program Supervisor.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The primary duties for this position include intake, assessment, referral, case management, outreach, counselling, harm reduction, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, supporting families and friends supporting clients, liaising with appropriate professionals, and coordinating services for community members with mental health and/or substance use problems. The Adult MHSU Support Worker will participate in community-based interdisciplinary meetings and gatherings to educate professionals and the community about their role and enhance service through partnerships and collaboration. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, tracking, and reporting on key performance indicators and statistical outcomes to demonstrate the effectiveness, impact, and reach of the role.

Qualifications:

Experience, Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Social Work or related field, or a combination of related education and work experience,
  • Previous experience and interest in working with a diverse community including different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds,
  • Previous experience providing social services in rural and remote setting and/or on Denman and Hornby Islands.
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certificate, Naloxone training (can be acquired during program set up)

Abilities:

  • Excellent professional judgement and boundary setting skills,
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills,
  • Able to work collaboratively with other groups and organizations in order to enhance service delivery,
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work independently,
  • “Can-do” attitude and an ability to be proactive and flexible when faced with a new task or challenge

Conditions of Employment

  • Provide a satisfactory BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check (conducted by the Society)
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet program needs as required

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Hours and rate detailed on work agreement, eligible for HDCHCS benefit plan

 

Postings ~ February 2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seniors Day Program Coordinator

We are hiring a Coordinator for a new day program for seniors on Denman and Hornby Islands. This program supports higher needs or homebound older adults to remain independent in their homes and active in their communities for as long as possible. Part of a provincial Healthy Aging pilot program, the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS) aims to promote seniors’ social well-being, delay use of health services and provide respite to caregivers. The program includes proactive outreach to check-in on client well-being and arrange transportation to the program, day program consisting of a mix of physical, educational, creative and social activities, and a nutritious meal at a low cost to participants.

 

The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the program including:

  • developing, coordinating and supervising TAPS services,
  • recruiting, training and supervising of staff, volunteers and contractors,
  • managing the TAPS budget and preparing required reports, and
  • participating in the provincial community of practice and quality assurance activities in collaboration with Healthy Aging of the United Way and UBC.

 

The successful applicant will have a degree or diploma in human services or related field, or a combination of education and work experience in therapeutic recreation and/or geriatric services.

 

The position starts immediately and runs through to the end of June, 2022 and it is anticipated that funding for the program and this position will be renewed.

The salary for the role is $44,500 based on 32 hours per week, and is eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

A job description follows.

 

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director at lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is March 15, 2021

 

HDCHCS encourages applications from qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS)

Program Coordinator

 

Position Description:

The Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS) is a new program on Denman and Hornby Islands supporting homebound seniors and those with higher needs, to remain independent in their homes and active in their communities for as long as possible. TAPS aims to promote seniors’ social well-being, delay use of health services and provide respite to caregivers. The program includes proactive outreach to check-in on client well-being and arrange transportation to the program, day programming consisting of a mix of physical, educational, creative and social activities, and a nutritious meal at a low cost to participants. During the pandemic these activities will be modified to comply with directives of the Provincial Health Officer.

This program is part of a provincial pilot program managed by Healthy Aging/the United Way and funded by the Ministry of Health. The Program Coordinator ensures high quality and timely production of all deliverables consistent with the program objectives. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design and delivery of program services and help to establish systems for administration,
  • Recruit, screen, train and supervise program staff, contractors and volunteers,
  • Recruit, asses and monitor the needs of program participants, providing outreach as required to connect with vulnerable and isolated seniors,
  • Create, monitor and maintain appropriate safety plans and risk management protocols,
  • Promote the program and engage the support and involvement of health service providers, local organizations and the community,
  • Assume primary responsibility for maintaining the program database and appropriate records for evaluation as required internally and by funding organizations, and prepare appropriate reports,
  • Participate in knowledge and information sharing through the provincial community of practice,
  • Manage program facilities, equipment and supplies,
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 Qualifications:

Experience, Education and Training:

  • Degree or diploma in human services or related field, or a combination of education and work experience in therapeutic recreation and/or geriatric services,
  • Previous demonstrated success supervising staff and volunteers,
  • Previous experience and interest in working with a diverse community including different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds,
  • Valid Food Safe certificate, (can be acquired during program set up)
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certificate, (can be acquired during program set up)
  • Excellent computer skills including basic spreadsheet and word processing, online forms, and reporting. Experience with Google for Non-profits and WordPress desirable.

 Abilities:

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills,
  • Able to work collaboratively with other groups and organizations in order to enhance service delivery,
  • Excellent administrative, organizational and time management skills and the ability to work independently,
  • Comfortable making presentations to groups and presenting a professional and welcoming image as the face of the program and organization,
  • Excellent oral and written English skills,
  • “Can-do” attitude and an ability to be proactive and flexible when faced with a new task or challenge

 

Conditions of Employment

  • Provide a satisfactory BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check (conducted by the Society)
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet program needs including evenings and weekends as required

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Hours and rate detailed on work agreement
  • Eligible for HDCHCS benefit plan