Come work as a Youth Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Youth Clinician to join the Adult Mental Health team at Bella Coola General Hospital in Bella Coola, BC. Apply today to join our team!
If you are looking to relocate, short term temporary housing may be available along with access to Talent Acquisition’s relocation program, including support from the relocation specialist to find a permanent residence and potential reimbursement. Hybrid work schedules may be available (including both on site & remote) as applicable (with existing VCH policies and collective agreement requirements), where a rotation can be discussed, as well as travel, transport & housing options.
Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to valuing diversity within our workforce. VCH encourages Indigenous applicants (who identify as Indigenous including First Nations, Metis or Inuit), who may not possess all required qualifications but would become job ready through Employer provided training, orientation or mentoring, to apply.
As a Youth Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
- Provide services to children, youth and families including comprehensive psychosocial assessments and individual, group and family counselling.
- Develop, implement and adjust individualized treatment plans for youth with substance misuse issues and who often have mental health issues; establish trust with youth and engage them at their level of readiness for change.
- Provide screening and referral services including psychoeducation, family sessions and parent groups; determine appropriateness of request, client eligibility and availability of resources.
- Collaborate and consult with colleagues, school personnel consultative services and others.
- Attend and participate in meetings, develop linkages with other facilities, agencies and support groups, and participate in quality improvement initiatives.
ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC
Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 long term care beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.
Education & Experience
- Master’s Degree in Behavioural Sciences or Social Work.
- Three (3) years’ recent, related experience providing counselling services including two (2) years’ providing professional services to youth with mental health and addictions issues, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
- Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive understanding of child and youth mental health and addictions issues.
- Comprehensive knowledge of mental health and addictions services and treatment protocols based on bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to client care
- Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social-spiritual issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and addictions needs.
- Knowledge of Early Psychosis Intervention, Attachment Theory and Crisis Intervention and family systems theory.
- Broad knowledge of the normal growth and development of youth.
- Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
- Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
- Broad knowledge of school, and legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
- Knowledge of First Nations issues with respect to youth addiction and protocols for working with First Nations Communities
- Knowledge of School and School District policy around care of students and the responsibility of the Principal (fair and just parent role)
- Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct risk assessments and provide treatment planning for youth with complex mental health and addiction issues.
- Demonstrated ability to establish programming to assist youth with accessing school and work opportunities using a rehabilitative approach.
- 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 children and youth, and their families, educational personnel, 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 an interdisciplinary setting.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- 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 and crisis intervention.
- 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.
As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Apply on the VCH website.