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Mental Health Program Assistant

Mental Health Program Assistant

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Job Description


Job Title: Mental Health Program Assistant
Work Site: South Community Health Centre
Status: Regular Part Time (0.8 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $18.10 - $19.98 per hour
Hours: 0830-1700 with 1 hour unpaid lunch, Tuesday to Friday
Reference#: 101203-slo


Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, works as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide administrative program support. Assists in the processing of referral requests; acts as a receptionist; arranges appointments and maintains and monitors client charts. Checks staff mileage expenses/travel claims, gathers and compiles statistical information, provides transcription services, word processes a variety of documents and correspondence, receives incoming/outgoing material, maintains inventory of program supplies, prepares program information packages, attends meetings and takes minutes, performs a variety of clerical duties, and engages in on-going team planning and program improvement.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12.
  • Completion of an approved Medical Office Assistant program.
  • Two (2) years’ recent related experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to deal with clients living with mental illness and/or addiction
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to compose business correspondence.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of interruptions and adapt to changes.
  • Ability to type 50 wpm.
  • Ability to keyboard 6,000 keystrokes per hour.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system (PARIS) and word processing, spreadsheet (Excel) , database, Internet and e-mail software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes January 19, 2018.  External applicants will be considered after internals.

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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