Why work for PHS?

PHS embraces a diverse, flexible and inclusive working environment that is reflective of the communities served. Trust, mutual respect and dignity are fundamental PHS values.

We have fair employment practices and recognize the unique talent and input each individual brings.

This is a pragmatic and compassionate organization with a committed and supportive team environment focused on a unified goal.

Open Positions

We are always on the lookout for Mental Health Workers. There’s a simple reason for this: we are a fast-growing organization that recruits from within, hiring for frontline positions from the pool of Mental Health Workers. This is a forward-looking organization with opportunities for progression

Mental Health Worker

Vancouver and/or Victoria

Auxiliary Mental Health Worker, Vancouver & Victoria

Would you enjoy working with community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside or Inner Victoria? Are you interested in a job where you can make an impact on the well-being of others? If this sounds like you, PHS invites you to apply for the role of Auxiliary Mental Health Worker. We are looking to greatly expand our auxiliary pool due to our growth as an organization.

Responsibilities for the Mental Health Worker role include:

  • Providing support, housing services and advocacy for our residents and others who are under-served in our communities.
  • Assisting with medication administration.
  • Harm reduction.
  • Assisting with the delivery of recreational activities.
  • Safety and security measures.
  • General cleaning duties for the project or program.
  • Crisis intervention/de-escalation.
  • Acting as a first responder in medical interventions including overdose response and medical emergencies.

Education and experience required

We are looking for people from all walks of life! Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience with mental illness/addictions/homelessness. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have a minimum of 1-2 years of work experience with “concurrent disorders/hard to house” populations.
  • You have education in social services and or a related field, or you have other relevant related experience.
  • Current first aid and CPR certification.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a preferred asset.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Valued benefits

Working at PHS will offer you the opportunity to thrive in a fast growing and exciting organization, committed to providing housing, service, and advocacy to all in need.

Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@phs.ca

 

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