Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Intake/Mental Health Clinician

  • Job Description

    Job Title:

    Intake/Mental Health Clinician

    (Master’s degree in a Behavioural Science) 

    Work Site: Vancouver Child & Youth Mental Health (CMYH) - Vancouver, BC
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $34.26 - $42.73 per hour


    Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

    Reference#: 125568-cye


    Come work as an Intake/Mental Health Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinician with a Master's Degree in a Behavioural Science to join the Child and Youth Mental Health team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


    As an Intake/Mental Health Clinician with VCH you will:

    • Participate in the intake and mental health clinician function for the Child & Youth Mental Health Services to ensure linkages between client and the appropriate resources occurs.
    • Perform initial screening, triage and make referrals.
    • Educate and provide consultation to clients/family, and provide information to health providers and the general public.
    • Conduct psychosocial assessments of children and youth experiencing severe behavioural, social, emotional disturbances and serious mental health problems.
    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and consult with the team psychologist and/or psychiatrist/pediatrician; establish and maintain relationships based on respect.
    • Initiate and participate in case conferences/meetings, and provide support to colleagues and consultative services to child and youth service providers for continuity of care.


    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



    Education & Experience

    • Master’s degree in a Behavioural Sciences and three (3) years’ post Master’s related experience working with children and youth in a mental health setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
    • Broad knowledge of child and youth developmental theory.
    • Broad knowledge of child and youth mental health methodologies.
    • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
    • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
    • Broad knowledge of neuropsychiatric conditions and care.
    • Broad knowledge of community resources.
    • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Broad knowledge of psychoeducation principles and methods .
    • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to children and youth.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of theoretical models to practice in assessment and intervention.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, physicians, school counselors, clients and their families, students, and other service providers in health and social services, both one-on-one and in groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
    • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and coach clients and colleagues.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership and work direction.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Computer proficiency to operate a computerized client information system and standard office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    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 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.


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