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Reporting to the Program Coordinator or designate, provides personal care and/or assists clients with serious mental illness with activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, meals, laundry and organization; provides one-on-one personal care and observation of designated clients as directed by the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN); reports observations of clients' conditions to designated nursing staff; assists the Recreation Therapist, or designate, in carrying out an established activity program; accompanies clients on appointments and activities; operates passenger vehicle with seating capacity of between 11 and 25 passengers, including the driver, while carrying one or more passengers.
- Provides personal care and/or assists clients with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, prosthetics and elimination.
- Under direct supervision of the Recreation Therapist, or designate, provides assistance while performing a variety of duties such as: accompanying clients on outings; preparing for and carrying out activities such as bingo, crafts, games, etc; setting up furnishings/equipment for activities.
- Assists clients in making beds, personal laundry, organizing personal belongings and in assisting them in retrieving personal care supplies from storage area as required.
- Monitors client safety and assists with feeding of designated clients.
- Weighs clients, monitors clients' nutritional/fluid intake and elimination and collects specimens as directed. Charts information and reports problems and/or changes to designated nursing staff.
- Provides one on one personal care and observation of designated clients as directed by the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN).
- Assists nursing staff with care of clients in seclusion rooms as directed by the RN/RPN including assisting with activities of daily living and delivering food.
- Reports observations of clients' condition to designated nursing staff in accordance with established procedures/practices and records observations on the client health care record.
- Participates in team meetings and ward rounds as directed and provides feedback on observations related to client care provided for designated clients.
- As directed by the RN/RPN or Occupational Therapist, facilitates clients' participation in psychosocial rehabilitation activities by methods such as setting schedules and participating in scheduled individual and group activities.
- Escorts clients off unit for treatment or diagnostic procedures; transports clients utilizing mechanical aids such as wheelchairs and/or stretchers.
- Transports/escorts one or more clients to offsite appointments/services by operating a passenger vehicle with seating capacity of between 11 and 25 passengers including the driver. Books client trips, alters schedules, arranges time for pickup and dropping off clients.
- Participates in orientating clients, families, staff, volunteers, and students to the unit by familiarizing them with the layout of the unit, client rooms and unit routines.
- Assists care team with routine search of rooms and client belongings in order to maintain unit safety.
- Assists clients with retrieval/storage and/or relocation of personal effects to different rooms within the unit.
- Participates in quality improvement activities as assigned by providing input and feedback on department initiatives.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Mental Health Care Worker Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted).
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.