Reporting to the Aboriginal Health Executive Director, the Director, Aboriginal Mental Wellness & Substance Use will be responsible for developing, planning, implementing and overseeing policies for Vancouver Coastal Health’s Aboriginal Mental Wellness & Substance Use Strategy. This is an opportunity to provide leadership, support and direction in the successful development and implementation of Aboriginal Mental Wellness & Substance Use initiatives that are both culturally safe and align with Aboriginal practices and organizational priorities.
You will provide oversight and direction to the virtual Indigenous Mental Health team that supports the 14 Indigenous communities across health authority. You will provide leadership and consultation to advance organizational strategic priorities in Mental Wellness & Substance Use that prioritize the implementation of programs that will improve the wellness of Aboriginal people throughout Vancouver Coastal Health’s Community of Care.
This complex but rewarding role is responsible for providing clear direction for the culturally safe provision of care for Aboriginal clients using Mental Health and Substance Use (MSHU) programs and services in all Vancouver Coastal Health facilities; provide leadership to Mental Health Specialists and other external and internal leasers that will support the ongoing provision and implementation of no only culturally safe but relevant Mental Wellness & Substance Use services for Aboriginal clients that is culturally safe and appropriate .
Who we are:
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.
ROLE SPECIFIC EXPERTISE:
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Questions? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team – Ashley Dawson –email@example.com