|Job Title: ||Project Manager II - SACY Youth Resiliency|
|Work Site:||Vancouver Community - Kitsilano|
|Status: ||Regular Full Time - Baseline|
The Leadership and Resiliency Program is an intensive substance use prevention program designed to serve selected and indicated populations of adolescents who are currently enrolled in mainstream or alternative high school settings. LRP addresses risk factors using best-practice health promotion, youth engagement and clinical intervention strategies. Strategies employed in service provision will enhance internal strengths identified through resiliency research as the most predictive of future success and adaptation in life. The program will work with school aged youth and their families.
Reporting to the Manager, Youth Addictions and Prevention Services, the Project Manager leads and coordinates all aspects of the ongoing development, implementation and supports the evaluation of the School-Aged Children & Youth Leadership and Resiliency Program (SACY LRP) to ensure it achieves its goals.
The Project Manager will communicate with all levels of staff and management within the CoC and/or across VCH to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information including liaising with consultants, vendors and other health care entities and external agencies to negotiate contracts for the provision of goods and services.
Qualifications and Expertise:
- Master's degree in Social and Behavioural Health.
- Seven (7) to ten (10) year's recent, related experience that includes project/program management, leadership to teams in the areas of treatment services, group therapy, mental health and substance use services with a focus on youth and/or families, developing, implementing and/or delivering services.
- Current registration with appropriate professional body or association.
- Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with the physician community.
- Experience in community health settings and experience facilitating meetings with multiple stakeholders.
- Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.
- Valid BC Drivers license and local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.
- Comprehensive knowledge of best-practices in youth prevention, engagement and intervention, including family services. Able to provide leadership with relation to and coach team members on these skills and integrate best-practices into service provision as appropriate.
- Ability to engage professionally and skillfully with various stakeholders, program partners and frontline staff
- Experience working with the development and implementation of therapeutic youth prevention and family support services.
- Demonstrated skill in developing therapeutic group services with a broad knowledge of strength-based, effective, individual, family and group psychotherapeutic and counselling skills and theories: Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Family Systems, Anti-Oppressive practice, Trauma-informed practice, Violence-Informed Practice, Decolonizing Practice, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
- Broad knowledge of working in partnership with schools and community resources
- Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client care.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs, material and strategies.
- Initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
- Effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
- Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 092609-ale.
- Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
- Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
***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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