Do you have a passion for working in the field of mental health? Are you looking for meaningful work with people who have experienced a sudden death or crisis? Do you want to make a positive impact in the lives of people who have experienced a sudden, life-changing injury?
We have an opportunity for a family and critical response specialist to work with a dedicated team that provides support to workers, family members, and employers who have experienced a traumatic workplace accident, and Prevention and Investigations officers who respond to these incidents. Consider joining our team in Richmond to make a difference in the lives of workers and employers across the province.
This is a temporary position of approximately ten months – an opportunity to try a new role and use your knowledge and experience of family dynamics and grief and trauma work in a different environment. We offer a salary of $37.75 per hour plus programs and activities that support a healthy lifestyle.
What you’ll do
As a family and critical response specialist you will:
· Support and assess the needs of people distressed by a shocking workplace event, coordinating referrals to contracted mental health professionals
· Support injured workers and family members of deceased workers after a workplace accident, educating them about processes and assisting them through complex systems
· Support, educate, and guide members of the WorkSafeBC team as they deliver services to vulnerable and emotionally fragile people
· Coordinate support and training for staff who respond to shocking and distressing events
· Deliver presentations internally and externally about the unique services offered through our programs
Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for someone who can:
· Draw on broad knowledge and experience in the mental health field to triage the needs of injured, grieving, distressed, or suicidal people
· Work as a member of a small team in a fast-paced and changing environment
· Take initiative to assess complex and emergent situations quickly and thoroughly, developing action plans that meet the needs of those involved
· Respond calmly and sensitively to people in crisis, resolving conflict while communicating respectfully
· Provide support to people who have experienced a death or shocking event, assisting them to process the experiences, access services, and navigate complex systems
· Provide after-hours crisis support to people in distress, as part of an on-call rotation (evenings and weekends)
· Be available for some travel throughout the province
Your experience and educational background
· A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, including social work and psychology
· A minimum of six years of experience in the field of mental health
· A minimum of six years of experience that demonstrates a broad knowledge of family dynamics, grief, and trauma work
· Registration or eligibility for registration with a professional college or regulatory body
Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our worker’s compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 231,000 registered employers in our province.
To apply for this job please visit www.worksafebc.com.