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ONE Contract with Deaf Well Being Program ~ up to 20 hours per month, 6 month contract with potential to renew

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and staff, you will work with deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind clients in the Okanagan area who have mental illness with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals. You will travel to meet clients to provide services. The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s) that are agreed upon by the supervisor and client. You will assist client to acquire new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information to pertinent staff; and attending bi-monthly peer support worker meetings when required.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

1. Have completed 80 hours of Peer Support Training and a 30 hour Practicum.
2. Have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
3. Be able to be a role model to deaf, hard of hearing or hard of hearing recovering from a mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information.
4. Have effective strategies for dealing with stress.
5. Be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
6. Be able to work with a culturally diverse population.
7. Be fluent in American Sign Language.
8. Be able to adequately access public transportation.
9. Be able to present in a professional manner, and
10. Be empathetic, patient, and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  6 Months, with potential to renew. Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings).

Start Date: TBA

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter before November 15 to:
Patti Dobie
Peer Support Program at Deaf Well Being Program
#300-4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C.  V5H 1Z6
Fax to 604 456 0904 or Email


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


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.

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


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


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.

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


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


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.


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:


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.

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