Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health Clinician, Child & Youth 0 to 5 years in Canada

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Job Title: Mental Health Clinician, Child & Youth 0 to 5 years

Work Site: Alan Cashmore Centre, Vancouver

Status: Temporary Full Time (Until approximately Dec. 2017)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $31.80 - $39.66 per hour

Hours: 900-1700 Monday to Friday

Reference#: 089345-kwe

ALAN CASHMORE CENTRE: INFANTS & CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE:

Who We Are

The Alan Cashmore Centre is an early childhood mental health team for families with infants and children under five years of age. We provide services to families who live in Vancouver or Richmond.

What We Do

We provide treatment and support to families who have concerns about their child's ability to manage in two or more of the following areas of development:

  • Emotional - managing feelings including anger and sadness

  • Social - getting along with other children

  • Behavioural - being aggressive, withdrawn or not doing what is expected.

JOB SUMMARY:

RECOVERY RESPECT RESILIENCE

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 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.

Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, works as part of a multidisciplinary team to perform assessments, coordinate client care, and provide treatment services for children and youth with severe mental health issues.

Conducts psychosocial assessment on children experiencing severe behavioural, social, emotional disturbances and serious mental health problems; collaborates with multidisciplinary team and consults with team psychologist and psychiatrists/pediatrician, develops, implements, maintains, and adjusts individualized treatment plans; and performs behavioural interventions, family sessions, parent groups, psychoeducation, and individual child counselling according to a variety of theoretical models.

Establishes and maintains relationships based on respect, initiates and participates in case conferences/meetings, provides support to colleagues and consultative services to child & youth services providers for continuity of care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized program.

  • Three (3) years’ recent, related experience working with child and youth in a mental health setting.

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

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes December 4th, 2016. External applicants will be considered after internals.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in children and youth.

  • Broad knowledge of mental illness diagnosis and 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 the normal growth and development of children.

  • Broad knowledge of school, legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with children and their families, educational personnel, child protection social workers and resource workers, service providers, 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 take clinical input and direction from a supervisor.

  • 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 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 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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