Vancouver Coastal Health Intensive Case Management Clinician in Canada

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Job Title: Intensive Case Management Clinician

Work Site: Youth Concurrent Disorders Program, North Vancouver

Status: Temporary Full Time (Until approximately May 2017)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $31.80 - $39.66 per hour

Hours: Rotating 0830-1630 / 1100-2300

Reference#: 089349-chu


Provides assessment, early intervention, counselling, and outreach to youth ages 13 to 18 who have mental health issues and misuse substances. Also does prevention work.

This program serves youth and their families who have been affected by mental health issues and substance abuse. A multi-disciplinary team works closely with schools and other involved agencies to provide assessments, individual and group counseling and referral services.

Additionally, we offer the C.A.T.S. program (Constructive Alternatives to Teen Suspension), an intervention program designed for students who are suspended from school for drug related incidents. All services are free and confidential.


The Clinician provides mental health and addiction care to clients within the designated Intensive Case Management Team.

Works as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health and addictions team to provide assessments, treatment and case management for individuals within the designated client population experiencing urgent and emergent mental health and substance abuse problems. Works in partnership with clients, families and relevant clinical care partners to ensure service provided is integrated across the continuum of care.

Performs such key duties as intake, mental health and addiction assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, case management and education Provides consultative and direct services to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, and/or schools, physicians and Emergency Room staff. Participates in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.


  • Master’s degree in an allied health discipline.

  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals within the designated client population.

  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.


  • Broad knowledge of mental illness and/or addictions and treatment applicable to the designated client population.

  • Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.

  • Demonstrated counseling skills using a range of treatment modalities.

  • Broad knowledge of Family Systems Theory as applicable.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of hospital and community based resources and the ability to act as a liaison between services.

  • Knowledge of Early Psychosis Intervention, Attachment Theory and Crisis Intervention Theory.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide treatment planning, crisis intervention, and case coordination.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex clinical and psychosocial crises in the identified population

  • Basic knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health risk assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention for Youth/Young Adults with serious mental health and addiction issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.

  • Able to establish rapport with multi-barrier youth and young adult populations

  • Ability to teach clients, families, and staff.

  • 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 ability to establish workload priorities and to adjust schedule to dealt with unexpected situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.

  • Ability to operate related electronic 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.

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.*

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