Behavioural Management Consultant (Deaf Well Being Program)

ID# 002327

Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC

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From $40.53 To $50.62
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Job Description

Come work as an Behavioural Management Consultant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Behavioural Management Consultant to join the Deaf Well Being Team in Burnaby, BC. Apply today to join our team!

The Well-Being Program (WBP) provides Mental Health Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind people throughout the province of British Columbia.

Find out more about VCH's Well-Being Program here.

As an Behavioural Management Consultant with VCH, you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary community mental health team providing treatment and consultation according to best practices for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children, adults and older adults experiencing a severe behavioural, social and/or emotional, or environmental problems. Clients may have concurrent developmental, language and/or neurodevelopmental needs.
  • Perform behavioural assessments, and develop and implement individualized treatment plan in collaboration with team to address challenging behaviours and/or environmental stressors to improve client’s quality of life.
  • Provide interventions, often by outreach, including functional assessments, treatment/intervention planning, family and care team education, individual supportive counselling, and parent/caregiver groups.
  • Establish and maintain relationships based on respect; initiate and participate in case meetings; collaborate, consult, and provide support to colleagues; provide consultative services with client’s healthcare team and other community resources; and aid client and family access to services.
  • Participate in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.

Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in a related, regulated Health Science discipline (such as Occupational Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Social Work).
  • Three (3) years’ recent, related experience providing behavioural consultation services to client populations with behavioural, social and emotional disorders or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind populations.
  • Fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Registration with Provincial licensing/governing body of profession if applicable.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Deaf culture and the diverse background and experiences of Deaf individuals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Functional Behaviour Assessments and Support Plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate directly with clients using American Sign Language.
  • Knowledge and competency in developing safety plans for children and youth.
  • Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and substance use.
  • Broad knowledge of mental illness diagnosis and treatment.
  • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and supportive counseling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of the normal growth and development of children.
  • Broad knowledge of school, and legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious behavioural, social and emotional issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, educational personnel, service providers, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and crisis intervention.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, 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.


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 2023.

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

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