Mental Health Clinician - Child & Youth - Cantonese/Mandarin

ID# 001080

Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6M 2E1
Canada

Job Posted
2021-07-22
Posting Expires
2021-08-22
Category

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Cantonese/Mandarin speaking Mental Health Clinician with a Master's Degree in an Allied Health Discipline to join the Child and Youth Mental Health team at Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


 


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 that are culturally appropriate for Chinese children and youth with severe mental health issues.

  • Conduct psychosocial assessment on children experiencing severe behavioural, social, emotional disturbances and serious mental health problems; collaborate with multidisciplinary team and consult with team psychologist and psychiatrists/pediatrician, develop, implement, maintain, and adjust individualized treatment plans; and provide treatment services that are sensitive to Chinese culture including behavioural interventions, family sessions, parent groups, psychoeducation, and individual child counselling according to a variety of theoretical models and best practices.

  • Establish and maintain relationships based on respect, 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 mental illness diagnosis and treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects), and of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.

  • Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources, including ethno-specific agencies and institutions that serve them.

 


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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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