Vancouver Coastal Health

Mental Health Clinician - Child, Youth & Young Adult - Early Psychosis Intervention

Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Clinician - Child, Youth & Young Adult - Early Psychosis Intervention
Work Site: Early Psychosis Intervention, Goldcorp Centre for Mental Health - Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.80 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour
Hours:

0900-1700; Some evenings required

Days off: Monday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 164340-jzh

 

Come work as a Mental Health and Addiction Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

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

 

As a Mental Health and Addiction Clinician, you will:

  • Provide client care to the seriously behaviourally or emotionally disturbed and mentally ill children and youth population in Vancouver and Richmond communities and who are at risk due to a combination of psychiatric symptoms, complex medical/social factors, or significant caregiver stress.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

About Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI)

 

EPI is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to treating and supporting adolescents and young adults, ages 13-30, who are experiencing early and first episode psychosis. Treating psychosis as quickly as possible provides young people with the best opportunity for recovery. The EPI team will deliver this specialized service in our home community and improve access to care.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other Behavioral Sciences with three years post Master’s psychiatric experience in a mental health setting for Family and Children’s programs.
  • Valid B.C. driver's license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.
  • An ability to speak a second language may be required.
  • EPI training or experience is preferred as well as Community Mental Health case management with youth, young adults, family members, groups.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Working knowledge of psychiatric theory and practice within a client centered approach to the children and youth population.
  • Sound knowledge of crisis intervention and community resources.
  • Demonstrated psychiatric assessment, counseling, and case co-ordination skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in the writing of reports, correspondence and other documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize workload and adapt to a changing workload.
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to work in a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to prepare case summaries and clinical records.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

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 (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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

Diversity, equity, 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 2022.

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.

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