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Mental Health Case Coordinator

Mental Health Case Coordinator

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Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Case Coordinator
Work Site: Mental Health Community Psychiatric Services - HOpe Center
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.01 - $41.16 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630
Reference#: 107983-mhs


JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a psychosocial rehabilitation model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, works as part of a multidisciplinary mental health care team to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders (i.e. addictions) to meet the needs of the client and to provide integration and continuity across the care continuum.

 

Establishes and maintains relationships with, and consults with, clients, their families and colleagues to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices and client need. Performs key duties such as, intake, mental health assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, and individual counseling and group therapy to facilitate and coordinate client access to services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years’ experience providing therapy to adults with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
  • Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, 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 work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • 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 provide consultation, leadership and work direction.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • 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.

Please Note:

  • 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.

 

VCH Employees

*** VCH Employees must apply via the internal application process using the above noted posting number. Go to 
internal job postings to apply as an Internal Applicant. VCH employees who apply to this posting will be considered external candidates and seniority will not apply.***

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