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Life Skills Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date April 19, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Service
Client Interior Health Authority
Contact Information
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Community : KELOWNA
Facility : CARA CENTRE
Status : CASUAL

Position Summary

We are currently seeking casual Life Skills Workers to join our team at Cara Centre in Kelowna.

Cara Centre is an 11-bed mental health facility operating in the community. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. Cara Centre provides private room accommodation, communal living areas and a supportive lifestyle where clients can participate in cooking, cleaning, shopping and social activities. Admission is open to male and females aged 19+ and is by referral only.

Life Skills Workers play an important role in care. They plan, observe, monitor and report on clients’ progress and level of acceptance to services and support.

They assist clients with activities associated with daily living and work to demonstrate and model appropriate behaviors related to problem solving and decision making. Life Skills Workers provide structured support to help develop and maintain life skills related to:

• time management;
• money management, budgeting skills, how to access funds and other forms of available assistance;
• organization and interpersonal communication;
• personal care (e.g.: hygiene, routine);
• household management (e.g.: laundry, cleaning);
• menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation
• community access (e.g.: public transportation)

Shifts of work are days & nights; 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00.

If you have education in mental health and experience with clients who have serious and persistent mental illness, apply today!

• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


Grade 12, certificate in a field relevant to the position (i.e.: community social services, rehabilitation)
One year recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid certificates in CPR, First Aid and Food Safe required.
Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.

**please upload copies of your certificates along with your resume.

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