Be a part of a new community based resource team to better support individuals who are struggling with substance misuse and mental health concerns and who also frequently come to the hospital for help. The Resource Team will meet people where they are and will provide counselling, and access to wellness resources. They will work closely with existing hospital and community services.
|Job Title: ||Intensive Case Management Clinician - Mental Health|
|Work Site: ||R.W. Large Memorial Hospital - Bella Bella BC|
|Status: ||Regular Full Time|
|Start Date: ||As soon as possible|
|Salary: ||$32.39 - $40.40 per hour|
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, you'll work as part of an interdisciplinary team and apply mental wellness and harm reduction strategies to provide wrap-around assessment, intensive intervention, treatment, outreach and/or detoxification and/or recovery consultation to clients experiencing significant challenges associated with severe problematic substance abuse with or without a mental illness.
Working in partnership with clients, families and relevant clinical care partners to ensure service provided is integrated across the continuum of care, you'll performs such key duties as:
- mental health and addiction assessments,
- treatment planning,
- crisis intervention,
- case management and education.
You'll also participates in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engage in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in a related, regulated health science discipline (ie Clinical Counseling, Social Work) and two (2) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to designated population group who are living with severe or moderate problematic substance use and mental health concerns and who do not readily engage in health care services or an equivalent combination of training, experience.
- Registration with Provincial Licensing/governing body of profession if applicable.
- Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered rehabilitation/harm reduction/recovery model.
- Knowledge and skills to provide care coordination to a select caseload of clients.
- Ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship, Public Health Act as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.
- Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people.
- Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented
- Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and supportive counseling skills.
- Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment.
- Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.
- Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
- Demonstrated ability to provide care planning, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their
- families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve and use critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, Internet and email software.
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.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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