Concurrent Disorders Counsellor -VAMP
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver
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Job Description

Concurrent Disorders Counsellor - VAMP (Vancouver Addiction Matrix Program) Work Site : West End Mental Health Adult Team - Vancouver, BCTemporary Full Time Start Date : As soon as possible until September 2022 Hours :

0845-1645 / 1030-1830

Days off : Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference# : 160412-jzh

Come work as a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor to join the Adult Mental Health Team in Vancouver's West End.

Apply today to join our team!

As a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor with VCH, you will :

  • Provide screening and assessment services to clients.
  • Develop and implement outcome orientated treatment plans that cover both mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Provide treatment services to clients including individual, group, couples and family therapy and education according to theoretical models.
  • Collaborate with others to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction.
  • Participate in case conferences / meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team for identification and management of client mental health issues.
  • Participate in developing and providing education services and contributes to program development in order to meet the needs of the population with concurrent disorders.
  • Collaborate, consult and provide clinical support and education to colleagues for continuity of care, treatment concerns, specialized services and community resource coordination.
  • QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in a Behavioural Health Discipline from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years' recent related experience providing professional services to individuals who have substance use and mental health illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Vancouver Coastal Health has been granted Special Approval by the Human Rights Tribunal to restrict the hiring of staff positions to out gay males only.

    Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and alcohol and / or other drug needs.
  • Broad knowledge of mental health and substance use disorders and their interaction.
  • Broad knowledge of DSM IV diagnostic classification system and case formulation.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation, government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
  • Broad knowledge of healthcare and community services available to applicable client group.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and facilitate the development of an integrated system of addiction and mental health services, including working with specialty substance use and mental health agencies, and other related professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather relevant information to make a multi-dimensional substance misuse and mental health assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete a psychiatric assessment, case formulation and, in consultation with the client, to create a treatment plan that addresses both substance misuse and any level of mental disorder.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a variety of theoretical models to practice in assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond appropriately to emergent situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, colleagues, referral sources, medical personnel, and community agency personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, analyze and problem solve in pressure situations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, Internet and e-mail software.
  • WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

    VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

    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.

    We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
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