Vancouver Coastal Health

Family and Child Therapist

Job ID 2024-127060
City Richmond
Work Location
Rich Mental Health Services
Department
Integrated Mental Health - Child and Youth
Home Worksite
31 - Richmond Hosp/RMHT
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
Union
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Other Relief
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
FTE
1.00
Standard Hours / Week
37.50
Job Category
Therapy Services
Salary Grade
12
Min Hourly
CAD $42.27/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $52.81/Hr.
Shift Times
0830-1630
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
8/15/2025
Position End Date - Incumbent
Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.

Salary

The salary range for this position is CAD $42.27/Hr. - CAD $52.81/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Family and Child Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! 

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Family and Child Therapist to join the Integrated Child and Youth Mental Health in Richmond, BC.  Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Family and Child Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Provide culturally appropriate individual, family and group counseling for children with multicultural backgrounds who display behavioural and emotional problems.
  • Perform intake evaluations and assessments; develop culturally sensitive treatment and case management plans and participate in the collaborative process of developing and adjusting treatment plans and initiate and participate in case conferences/meetings with clients and family.
  • Provide information to multicultural families and the general public, consult with other health providers, and collaborate with colleagues and liaises with schools, Ministry of Children and Family Development, physicians, community agencies, hospitals, and other service providers.
  • Participate in committees, community initiatives, team meetings, continuing education and engages in on going team planning and quality improvement initiatives.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

 

  • Master’s degree in a behavioral science from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years recent, related experience working with children or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligibility for registration with appropriate Professional Association.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in children and youth.
  • Broad knowledge of child developmental theory.
  • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of psychoeducation principles and methods.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Broad knowledge of community resources.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of school, legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.
  • 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 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 adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals with diverse backgrounds and exhibits a cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population in a culturally sensitive lens.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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