Founded in 1956, the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and District (CMHA Kelowna) is part of Canada’s oldest national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness.
At CMHA Kelowna, we are dedicated to Mental Health in our community. No matter how old or how young, we provide support for families and individuals through programs that promote positive mental health and support recovery, while championing the elimination of barriers that can prevent people from thriving. We are a dynamic, innovative and visionary organization. We are seeking individuals who share our vision of a mentally healthy Kelowna and are passionate about making a difference in our community by bringing their particular expertise to our organization. Our success stories are countless, but there is still work to do. This is where you come in…
We are looking for a high energy Wellness Coach to assist program participants to develop skills and access resources needed to increase their quality of life and ultimately support recovery from mental health issues. This is accomplished by building on the strengths and capacities of the participants through active engagement in person-centered wellness activities. As a Wellness Coach you will implement and participate in activation, life skills, recreation and/or social activities designed to meet the needs of program participants, providing demonstrations as required. In addition, you will also facilitate intakes and orientations to welcome new participants through an established intake process and provide program and facility training. This is a one year temporary position (maternity leave coverage) from November 7th, 2017 to December 31st, 2018.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Completion of a Human Service Worker or Mental Health Worker, Recreation Therapist, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker Certificate or Diploma, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Recent, related experience working with people with mental illness and/or addictions issues in our community is an asset.
- Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles;
- Rapport building with participants;
- Ability to organize and prioritize;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position;
- Highly resourceful and excellent problem solving skills and ability to think on your feet;
- Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a high performing team, and a passion for enabling success by providing exceptional support;
- First-Aid & CPR Certification;
- Class V BC Driver’s License;
- Non-violent crisis intervention training an asset.
To apply for this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume by October 6th, 2017 to:
John West, Human Resources Coordinator at John.West@cmha.bc.ca
CMHA is an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.