At Hollyburn, we empower growth and inspire change and we’re looking for people to join our team who want to do the same. If this sounds like you, read on. We want you with us!
We are Hollyburn Family Services, an industry leading organization that provides quality residential programs, counselling and support services to children, youth, and families since 1990. We value the uniqueness of each individual and their inherent capacity for growth. We rely on our core values to create a trusting and safe environment free from harassment and discrimination for our team and for our clients. We treat our employees, clients, and community with fairness, dignity and respect, and as such strive to hire and build a team reflective of these values. We are proud to have a diverse team, all of whom have unique abilities which to enrich the lives of their clients.
You are a positive energetic role model who has a passion and skill for providing support, care and can act as a mentor in supporting the personal growth for our youth at risk. You want to make a difference in the lives of people we support and play an integral role in supporting their successful achievements.
We are looking for a full-time Youth Mental Health Worker to lead the service plan implementation of client-focused, evidence-based therapeutic interventions and support required for client(s) in our Burnaby residential program who present complex mental health and behavioural issues. The Child & Youth Mental Health Worker works closely with the Clinical Manager, Consulting Psychologist, and Clinical Director using an inter-professional, collaborative approach. Specifically, we are looking for a front-line Full-Time Youth Mental Health Worker for 3 pm – 11 pm shifts, including one weekend day.
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- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education or Behavioural Sciences and a minimum (3) years’ recent experience providing assessment and treatment services for children & youth in residential settings with psychiatric/mental health concerns
- Working knowledge of DSM diagnoses and related treatments, the Mental Health Act, the Hospital Act and the Child, Family and Community Service Act
- Ability to handle aggressive behaviours and boundary pushing
- Must hold a valid B.C. Class 5 Unrestricted Driver’s License
- Must undergo a successful Criminal Record Review check and Ministry of Children and Family Development consolidated check
- Available to work one weekend day as part of your full-time line
YOU’LL SCORE MORE POINTS IF YOU HAVE:
- Demonstrated experience dealing with challenging behaviours and de-escalating techniques in residential settings
- Knowledge of different child and youth care approaches, the development of youth service plans, and legislation and government regulations applicable to the program
- Ability to work with high risk clients, assess problems and determine appropriate strategies and methods for client coping skills
- Ability to handle stressful situations and self-regulate in order to co-regulate the client
- Clear, direct and sensitive verbal and written communication skills
- Experience liaising with community resources and multi-disciplinary professionals and working within a team setting
- Current First Aid/CPR certificate
- Current NVCI and/or MANDT training
A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
- Providing inclusionary and flexible treatment and case management services for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders
- Working within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and agency model of care
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with and consulting with clients, their families, and colleagues to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices and client need
- Performing key duties such as client intake, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, and individual counseling and groups to facilitate and coordinate client access to services
- Supporting multi/interdisciplinary team to provide quality client care by providing information based on specialized theory/practice and/or participating in direct client and family as appropriate
- Identifying clients' strengths and building on them in order to improve their self-esteem
- Teaching and reinforcing adaptive behaviours and coping techniques to clients in order to improve basic social and life skills
Hollyburn Family Services has been and will continue to provide essential services to our clients in our therapeutic homes, counseling, senior and victim services programs while we collectively live through the effects of the COVID-19 protocols. We continue to hire caring professionals on the front lines who are flexible and creative, as well as committed to helping us deliver our services while following a slow and careful restart plan in conjunction with that set forth by Provincial Health, Health Canada, and Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Region.
We’re an industry leading organization that has been providing quality residential programs, counselling and support services to children, youth, and families since 1990 and are proud to have a diverse team, all of whom have unique abilities which to enrich the lives of the people we serve. Because we know our team is our heart and our most important asset, we offer extensive training opportunities to all employees. We support professional development and advancement within our every growing organization. Our salaries and benefits package are competitive.
If you’re still reading this and are as excited to join us as we are excited that you read this whole posting, then do not delay! Send your resume and a brief cover letter telling us why you are the perfect person to join our team.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,750.00-$48,500.00 per year
- Casual Dress
- Dental Care
- Employee Assistance Program
- Extended Health Care
- Paid Time Off
- RRSP Match
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Vision Care
- working with youth in residential settings: 1 year (Required)
- working with youth with psychiatric/mental health concerns: 1 year (Required)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)
- Availability to work 3pm-11pm shifts (Required)
- Proof of ability to legally work in Canada (Required)
- Availability to work one weekend day per week (Required)
- British Columbia Class 5 Drivers License (unrestricted) (Required)
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training (Preferred)
- MANDT training (Preferred)