MHAS Clinician
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Homeless Outreach & Support Team Nanaimo, BC, CA
19d ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    Working in the community setting as a member of a multidisciplinary care team, the MHAS Clinician provides advanced clinical practice and interventions relating to intake, assessment, intervention, education, treatment, consultation and referral for clients experiencing mental health, addiction and / or concurrent disorder problems and their caregivers / families.

    This position consults extensively with community resources and participates in the training and supervision of students.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education, Training And Experience

  • Masters Degree in a health related discipline from an approved post-secondary institution; Recognised post basic education related to mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders;
  • Two (2) years recent, related experience; A significant understanding of mental health issues; addictions issues and concurrent disorders issues and evidence based best treatment practices;
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act; Knowledge of available programs, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community to persons with mental illnesses, addictions and / or concurrent disorders;
  • Knowledge of mental health / addictions assessments, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies, the change process, and community dynamics;
  • or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Demonstrate competence congruent with the care and treatment of mental illness, addictions and / or concurrent disorders.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Deal with others effectively
  • Demonstrate sound organizational, problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate clinical coaching / teaching skills and experience
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, good observation and client assessment skills, tact and empathy
  • Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision
  • Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Promote positive change and independence
  • Prioritize and organize client demands made and care needs
  • Physically and emotionally carry out the duties of the position
  • Foster good public relations
  • Operate related equipment, including a computer with a variety of windows based software
  • Maintain a commitment to continued professional development as required by the employer
  • Use personal vehicle
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