Community Liaison Worker, Integrated Care Team
(Community Mental Health Worker or Social Services Assistant Certificate)- Downtown Eastside (DTES)
|Work Site:||Heatley Inner City Outreach Team|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible|
|Salary:||$24.38 - $26.42 per hour|
|Hours:||0830-1630/0930-1730, with shifts as assigned|
In accordance with the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Strategic Framework and True North Goal’s vision for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Second Generation Strategy, the Community Liaison Worker, supported by an integrated health service team and delivery model, provides support services to clients who have mental health and drug and alcohol misuse/addiction issues. Working across multiple sites, clinics, and services within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team that includes primary care; mental health and substance use; private General Practitioner (GP) partners and other Community Care Services, monitors clients, documents and provides verbal reports on observations in accordance with standard procedures or specific direction. Facilitates the use of community services/resources and provides information on community services. Liaises and coordinates services with mental health, addictions, and medical professionals. Plans, organizes, facilitates and co-leads groups as required, participates in the process of case planning, assists clients with the activities of daily living including maintaining personal hygiene and appearance, safety, shopping, budgeting, and escorts clients to appointments. Acts as an advocate for clients. The Community Liaison Worker acts as a resource for the DTES integrated team by providing information/support related to clients with complex health care needs. The Community Liaison Worker establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on respect.
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.
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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.