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126578 - Concurrent Disorders Counsellor

Vancouver, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Concurrent Disorders Counsellor
Job ID 2024-126578
City Vancouver
  • Work Location
  • Robert & Lily Lee Family CHC
  • Department
  • Daytox Program
  • Work Area
  • Robert & Lily Lee only
  • Home Worksite
  • 10 - Vancouver Detox
  • Labour Agreement
  • Health Science Professionals
  • Union
  • 401 - HS Professional BCGEU
  • Position Type
  • Baseline
  • Job Status
  • Regular Full-Time
  • FTE
  • 1.00
  • Standard Hours / Week
  • 37.50
  • Job Category
  • Therapy Services
  • Salary Grade
  • 12
  • Min Hourly
  • CAD $42.27/Hr.
  • Max Hourly
  • CAD $52.81/Hr.
  • Shift Times
  • 0830-1630
  • Days Off
  • Saturday, Sunday
  • Work Schedule Details
  • Mon-Fri 0830-1630 (works STATs).
  • Position Start Date
  • As soon as possible
Salary
The salary range for this position is CAD $42.27/Hr. - CAD $52.81/Hr.
Job Summary

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor with a Masters degree in a Behavioural Health Discipline to join the Daytox Program team at Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor with VCH, you will:

  • Provide screening and assessment services to clients.
  • Identify the existence of concurrent disorders including mental health and/or substance abuse problems; conduct substance abuse, psychiatric, bio-psycho-social assessments, mental status examination and case formulations.
  • 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 abuse and mental health illness including experience working in a women’s only treatment program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & 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.
Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.

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