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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE CLINICIAN (TEMPORARY PART TIME)
Location:Prince George
Facility:NEW NECHAKO CENTRE
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Competition #:05548632
Employee Type:RELIEF PART TIME (0.58 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Facility:NEW NECHAKO CENTRE
Department:PGO MH-NECHAKO YOUTH TRE
Reports To:YOUTH INPATIENT SERVICES TEAM LEADER
Hourly Wage:$31.99 - $39.98
Close Date:JULY 05, 2022*
Comments:
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Specialized Services department.

Under the direction of the Youth Inpatient Services Team Leader, and as part of the inter-disciplinary team, this position is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention, assessment and care planning for youth experiencing substance use and/or mental health challenges. The incumbent provides care, support and education to youth clients and their families/caregivers as identified through assessment and care planning. The incumbent will be expected to work within the frameworks of Person and Family-Centered Care, Trauma-Informed Practice, Harm Reduction, Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Brief Action Planning. This position requires flexibility and a strong commitment to connect with and support youth in their environment. The incumbent is responsible for the creation and implementation of youth care plans, the carrying out of individual and group activities to improve or maintain the youth’s level of physical, mental and social functioning and the development and implementation of discharge planning, ensuring youth return to community safely with appropriate community supports in place.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings - 12:00 to 00:00, rotating

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.
 
Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in one of the following disciplines: counselling, child and youth care, social work, psychology plus minimum of 3 years’ experience working with youth with mental health and substance use challenges or an equivalent combination of recent, related education, training and experience.
• Level 1 First Aid and CPR C.
• Food Safe.
• Current, valid BC driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:
Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions. Working knowledge of the DSM 5 and relevant treatment options.
Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT