Psychiatric Worker

$29.06 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Jun 14, 2022
Part time Healthcare

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Psychiatric Worker with a degree in Behavioural Science to join the team at Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Psychiatric Worker with VCH you will:

  • Works under the direction of the Charge Nurse, to provide specific aspects of psychiatric assessment and therapeutic care to clients with mental health needs, and establishes client/family needs above all other concerns.
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and revision of client care plans; participates in ward rounds/meetings as required; conducts observation rounds to ensure the safety of clients and staff; records and communicates client behaviours; identifies the need for intervention; administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to established protocols.
  • Participates in in-service education; responds to general inquiries; transports and accompanies clients who are considered unsafe to be alone; assists with admissions; provides personal care to clients when necessary under the direction of nursing staff.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized degree program in Behavioural Science plus one year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.