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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada’s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Family Support Worker
Work Site: Deaf/Well Being Program
Status: Temporary Part Time – Term Specific until March 31, 2018 (0.6)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $21.85 – $23.69 per hour
Hours: 0930-1730
Reference#: 097446-kwe

JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, in collaboration with the care team, provides behavior management support to children and families by developing positive skills that increase the child’s chance of success to assist them in managing/stabilizing/regulating behavior and emotions. Works collaboratively with the community to build partnerships and identify community resources.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in a recognized program in Child and Youth Care.
  • Two years recent related experience working with deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind populations.
  • Fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Valid BC Drivers License.
  • Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using American Sign Language (ASL) with clients and their families, colleagues and other health care staff.
  • Ability to deliver services in a variety of settings such as home, school and office environments.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies to deal with socialization and behavioural problems with children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, parents and others.
  • Ability to work independently and to use a cooperative approach to program delivery.
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to deal with others tactfully, effectively, and respectfully.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

Please go to VCH Career Postings to get more details and to apply.


ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELLOR

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada’s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
Work Site: Deaf/Well Being Program – Vancouver
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.4 FTE) End date: July 2018
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $32.39 – $40.40 per hour
Hours: 0830-1700 – changing to rotating shifts between 0830-2000 in the near future.
Reference#: 095931-jbr

JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of an innovative Vancouver Community Mental Health and Addictions partnership service, client centered care model, and in accordance with the standards of practice and the established vision and values of the organization, the Alcohol and Drug Counsellor provides screening and assessment services to clients. Conducts substance abuse, psychiatric, bio-psycho-social assessments, mental status examinations, case formulations and complete DSM IV diagnoses. Develops and implements outcome orientated treatment plans that cover both mental health and substance use disorders. Provides treatment services to clients including individual, group, couples and family therapy and education according to theoretical models.

 

Collaborates with others to facilitate the management of cases; coordinates care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction. Participates in case conferences/meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team for identification and management of client mental health issues. Participates in developing and providing education services and contributes to program development in order to meet the needs of the population with concurrent disorders. Collaborates, consults and provides clinical support and education to colleagues for continuity of care, treatment concerns, specialized services and community resource coordination.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in behavioural sciences.
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing professional services to individuals who have substance abuse and/or mental health illness.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug needs.
  • Broad knowledge of mental health and substance abuse disorders and their interaction.
  • Broad knowledge of DSM IV diagnostic classification system and case formulation.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation, government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and facilitate the development of an integrated system of addiction and mental health services, including working with specialty substance abuse and mental health agencies, and other related professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather relevant information to make a multi-dimensional substance misuse and mental health assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete a psychiatric assessment, case formulation and, in consultation with the client, to create a treatment plan that addresses both substance misuse and any level of mental disorder.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of theoretical models to practice in assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond appropriately to emergent situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, colleagues, referral sources, medical personnel, and community agency personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, analyze and problem solve in pressure situations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, Internet and e-mail software.

Please go to VCH Career Postings to get more details and to apply.


SOCIAL WORKER – FAMILY (ASL FLUENCY)

Job Title: Social Worker – Family
Work Site: Deaf Well-Being Provincial Program – Burnaby, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.50)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $28.93 – $36.06 per hour
Hours: 2 days: 0830-1700 / 1 day: 830-1145 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)
Reference#: 092824-kwe

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a client and population centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide consultative social work services to designated population group. Performs professional social work services such as conducting comprehensive social and psycho-social assessments, preparing comprehensive case histories, providing psycho-education and interventions, establishing, maintaining and enhancing therapeutic relationships, evaluating clients’ response to treatment plan, and coordinating individualized goal-oriented treatment and discharge planning. Develops and enhances community communications/relationships, provides consultation services, engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities to achieve excellence in client care.

Please go to VCH Career Postings to get more details and to apply.


BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Job Title: Behavioural Management Consultant
Work Site: Vancouver Community – Deaf/Well Being Program
Status: Regular Full Time – (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: JUL 03, 2017
Salary: $32.39 – $40.40 per hour
Hours: 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday
Reference#: 094457-kwe

 

JOB SUMMARY:

In this role you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary community mental health team providing treatment and consultation according to best practices for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children, adults and older adults experiencing a severe behavioural, social and/or emotional, or environmental problems.
  • Clients may have concurrent developmental, language and/or neurodevelopmental needs.
  • Perform behavioural assessments, and develops and implements individualized treatment plan in collaboration with team to address challenging behaviours and/or environmental stressors to improve client’s quality of life.
  • Provide interventions, often by outreach, including functional assessments, treatment/intervention planning, family and care team education, individual supportive counselling, and parent/caregiver groups.
  • Establish and maintains relationships based on respect; initiates and participates in case meetings; collaborates, consults, and provides support to colleagues; provides consultative services with client’s healthcare team and other community resources; and aids client and family access to services.
  • Participate in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.

Please go to VCH Career Postings to get more details and to apply.


COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH WORKER 2 (ADULT) – DEAF/WELL BEING PROGRAM

Job Title: Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult)
Work Site: Deaf/Well Being Program – Burnaby
Status: Regular Full Time – Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $32.39 – $40.40 per hour
Hours: 0830-1700
Reference#: 094880-kwe

Job Summary:

RECOVERY, STRENGTH, RESPECT, RESILIENCE

Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with consumers and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.

Working within the context of a client centered care approach and the vision/values of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult) provides client care to the seriously mentally ill adult population and who are at risk due to a combination of psychiatric symptoms, complex medical/social factors or significant caregiver stress.

In this role you will collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences.
  • Three years post Master’s, or equivalent and relevant years of pre Master’s psychiatric experience.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Working knowledge of psychiatric theory and practice within a client centered approach to the adult population.
  • Sound knowledge of crisis intervention and community resources.
  • Demonstrated psychiatric assessment, counseling, and case co-ordination skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in the writing of reports, correspondence and other documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload and adapt to a changing workload.
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to work in a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to prepare case summaries and clinical records.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

Please go to VCH Career Postings to get more details and to apply.