|Job Title: ||Concurrent Disorder Clinician|
|Work Site: ||Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Vancouver Community Mental Health Services - Vancouver, BC|
|Status: ||Temporary Full Time|
|Start Date: |
As soon as possible
|Salary: ||$35.65 - $44.56 per hour|
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Concurrent Disorder Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Concurrent Disorder Clinician with a Master's Degree in a Behavioural Health discipline to join the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join the team!
As a Concurrent Disorder Clinician at Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:
- Deliver services to clients experiencing various levels of substance misuse and mental disorders.
- Provide independent substance abuse and mental health screening and comprehensive assessments including DSM IV diagnosis.
- Provide appropriate treatment/support including individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, and education.
- Identify the client’s motivation and their stage in the treatment process and encourages engagement in treatment.
- Establish and maintain non-judgmental therapeutic relationships with clients, and collaborate and consult with colleagues and other community resources.
- Assist with developing/providing education services as required, and participate in program sponsored interdisciplinary research.
- Participate in case conferences, team meetings, continuing education, and/or corporate initiatives and engage in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.
ABOUT ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams bring health care and life-skills support to clients; all of whom would have difficulty arranging and keeping appointments with traditional office-based health care practitioners. ACT uses a trauma informed approach to promote recovery through community-based treatment and rehabilitation. The ACT team strives to reduce the number of contacts between police and their clients with severe and persistent mental health conditions and substance use concerns.
Education & Experience
- Master’s degree in an Behavioural Health Discipline from a recognized program.
- Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing professional services to the designated client population who have substance abuse and mental health illness, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s License as required. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
- Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug needs.
- Broad knowledge of mental health and substance abuse disorders and their interaction.
- Broad knowledge of DSM IV diagnostic classification system and case formulation.
- Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology.
- Broad knowledge of legislation, government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
- Basic knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in health care.
- Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills to promote communication and leading to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multi/interdisciplinary setting.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and facilitate the development of an integrated system of addiction and mental health services, including working with specialty substance abuse and mental health agencies, and other related professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to gather relevant information to make a multi-dimensional substance misuse and mental health assessment.
- Demonstrated ability to complete a psychiatric assessment, case formulation and, in consultation with the client, to create a treatment plan that addresses both substance misuse and any level of mental disorder.
- Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of theoretical models to practice in assessment and intervention.
- Demonstrated ability to draw out and honour information that will contribute to understanding of the client’s situation.
- Demonstrated ability to assess and respond appropriately to emergent situations.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, colleagues, referral sources, medical personnel, and community agency personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve in pressure situations.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, Internet and e-mail software.
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.
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
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.
To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
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.