Job Title: Youth Care Worker
Work Site: Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre, HOpe Center, Lions Gate Hospital - North Vancouver, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately September 2021
Salary: $31.36 - $39.10 per hour
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Youth Care Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Youth Care Worker to join the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre team at Lions Gate Hospital. Apply today to join our team!
As a Youth Care Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Provide treatment services to youth with serious mental health and substance use issues.
Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to assist in managing client behavior and contributes to the development of behavioral care plans.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, maintain and adjust treatment plans and assist clients to develop and achieve the goals outlined within their individualized treatment plan.
Provide care within the interdisciplinary model, through trauma informed practice, harm reduction and a recovery oriented care approach.
Co-facilitate psycho-educational groups and provide education according to theoretical models.
Participate in the team care planning of youth mental health, substance use and concurrent disorders prevention / early intervention strategies.
Participate in case conferences / meetings with members of the interdisciplinary team for identification and management of youth mental health and substance use issues.
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
Baccalaureate Degree in Child and Youth Care or a Baccalaureate Degree in an equivalent appropriate health related discipline.
Two (2) years recent related experience working with youth experiencing significant mental health, substance use and/or concurrent disorder challenges in a multidisciplinary health care setting.
Knowledge & Abilities
Fluency in a second language (e.g. Farsi) is an asset.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental health and substance use.
Demonstrated knowledge of behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in youth.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
Demonstrated knowledge of mental health/substance use diagnosis and treatment.
Demonstrated ability to recognize signs and indicators of clients at risk of harm to self or others and knowledge of appropriate standards / processes as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.
Demonstrated knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Demonstrated knowledge of the normal growth and development of children/youth.
Demonstrated ability to work with youth with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/substance use issues.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a care coordination process.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with youth and their families, educational personnel, 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 work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to provide culturally safe care to diverse populations.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume/high stress environment with strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
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 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.