Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult)

  • Job Description


    Job Title: Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult)
    Work Site: Deaf/Well Being Program, Vancouver Community
    Status: Regular Full Time - Other Relief (1.00 FTE)
    Start Date: April 01, 2018
    Salary: $33.01 - $41.16 per hour
    Hours: 08:30-16:30
    Reference#: 100508-rle

    Job Summary



    Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with clients and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.


    As a Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult), you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary community mental health team providing treatment and consultation according to best practices for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children, adults and older adults experiencing severe behavioural, social and/or emotional, or environmental problems. Clients may have concurrent developmental, language and/or neurodevelopmental needs.


    • Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences.
    • Three years post Master’s, or equivalent and relevant years of pre Master’s psychiatric experience.
    • Valid B.C. driver's license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement is paid.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
    • Working knowledge of psychiatric theory and practice within a client centered approach to the adult 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.

    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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