Vancouver Coastal Health Community Mental Health Worker 2 (ASL Fluency) in Canada

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Job Title: Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult)

Work Site: Deaf Well-Being Program, Burnaby

Status: Temporary Full Time (Until approximately March 2018)

Start Date: January 2017

Salary: $31.80 - $39.66 per hour

Hours: 0830-1700 Monday to Friday

Reference#: 088772-kwe

DEAF WELL-BEING PROGRAM

The Well-Being Program (WBP) provides Mental Health Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind people throughout the province of British Columbia.

JOB SUMMARY:

RECOVERY, STRENGTH, RESPECT, RESILIENCE

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

Working within the context of a client centered care approach and the vision/values of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Community Mental Health Worker 2 (Adult) provides client care to the seriously mentally ill adult population and who are at risk due to a combination of psychiatric symptoms, complex medical/social factors or significant caregiver stress.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in health services and education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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) is required for this position.

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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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.*

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