The Manager of the Mobile Response Team (MRT) provides strategic leadership, policy direction and guidance for the development of effective psychosocial program support related to the provincial overdose public health emergency.
The position oversees the budget, coordination and management of numerous activities, including leading a team of crisis intervention specialists and office staff, managing allocated resources and providing guidance and support to first responder frontline workers (police, fire, ambulance) and people with lived experience and peers working on the front lines of the overdose public health emergency.
The manager maintains an active working relationship with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and is part of an integrated and interdisciplinary team that liaises with Health Authority representatives, internal and external stakeholders, and the community.
AS MANAGER, MRT YOU WILL:
- Inform and support the strategic operational plans for a portfolio within Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC), guiding staff to identify, develop, implement, evaluate and revise these strategies where applicable
- Provide consultation and expert advice to external stakeholders, collaborating to ensure psychosocial considerations are integrated and focused on those who utilize the services
- Support the development of a wide variety of training programs in response to the overdose public health emergency, adapting and modifying as needed
- Manage the MRT advisory committee meetings and identify barriers and challenges related to program service delivery working in partnership with Health Authorities and government to promote long term sustainable peer led psychosocial programs
- Manage the overall budget and make recommendations regarding planning and activity priorities
- Be responsible for the recruitment, mentoring and professional development of MRT staff
- Ensure all specialists collect qualitative and evidenced-based data for research and evaluation with the goal of informing future interventions and long-term program sustainment; provide regular reports to the Ministry of Health regarding number of people served, number of organizations served and the types of services provided
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years’ related experience working in an emergency management or crisis intervention field
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the provincial overdose public health emergency and the psychosocial impacts to first responders, frontline workers and people with lived experience
- Strong organizational, leadership, inter-personal, conflict resolution and management skills along with excellent facilitation and mediation skills
- The ability to resolve differences in a politically sensitive environment while maintaining effective working relationships.
- The ability to travel throughout the province as required
- A comprehensive extended benefits package
- Four (4) weeks’ vacation
- Enrollment in the defined-benefit Municipal Pension Plan, as well as ongoing learning and development opportunities
Health Emergency Management BC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which provides specialized health services to British Columbians. Our values include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that providing the best care for our diverse patient populations demands a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/
Reference ID: 94058
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
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