Mental Health Clinician - Child & Youth
Vancouver Child & Adolescent Response Team (CART)
Vancouver, Canada
1d ago

Job Description

Come work as a Mental Health Clinician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Mental Health Clinician with a Master's Degree in an Allied Health Discipline to join the Child and Adolescent Response Team in Vancouver, BC.

As a Mental Health Clinician with Vancouver Child & Youth Mental Health, you will :

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to perform assessments, coordinate client care, and provide treatment services for children and youth with severe mental health issues.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessment on children experiencing severe behavioural, social, emotional disturbances and serious mental health problems.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and adjust individualized treatment plans.
  • Perform behavioural interventions, family sessions, parent groups, psychoeducation, and individual child counselling according to a variety of theoretical models.
  • Establish and maintain relationships based on respect, and initiate and participate in case conferences / meetings.
  • Provide support to colleagues and consultative services to child & youth services providers for continuity of care.
  • RECOVERY RESPECT RESILIENCE

    VANCOUVER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IS COMMITTED TO COLLABORATING WITH CONSUMERS AND FAMILIES TO BUILD ON STRENGTHS, TALENTS AND INTERESTS IN ORDER TO FOSTER A COMMUNITY OF HOPE, GROWTH AND SELF-DETERMINATION.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years’ recent, related experience working with child and youth in a mental health setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social emotional and mental health / psychiatric problems in children and youth.
  • Broad knowledge of the normal growth and development of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health / psychiatric issues.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
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