Job Title: Mental Health Therapist
Work Site: Assessment/Treatment Services, HOpe Centre, Lions Gate Hospital - North Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $34.95 - $43.58 per hour
Days off: Saturday and Sunday
Come work as a Mental Health Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health Therapist to join the Assessment and Treatment Services team at the HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital. Apply today to join our team!
As a Mental Health Therapist with VCH you will:
Provide comprehensive mental health and psychosocial assessment and treatment services for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders (i.e. Substance use).
Provide psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioural therapy, group counselling and psychoeducation according to a variety of theoretical models and best practices.
Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships based on trust with clients and their families.
Evaluate and modify individualized strength based treatment plans.
Participate in case conferences/meetings with clients, family, service providers and members of the multidisciplinary team, and collaborates and provide clinical support to colleagues to meet the needs of the client population serviced and to provide integrated service and continuity across the care continuum.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from a recognized program.
Three (3) years’ experience working in an outpatient/community setting providing individual and group therapy to clients with a variety of mental disorders (including misuse of alcohol and other drugs) or an equivalent combination of post-graduate education, training and experience.
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
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 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 perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.
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, problem solve, and 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.
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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.