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BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Practice Leader, Clinical Counselling, Rehabilitation Services, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Location
Coquitlam, BC
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Full Time
8 days ago
Practice Leader, Clinical Counselling
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Coquitlam, BC



In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient and employee safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

The Practice Leader, Clinical Counselling reports to the Clinical Services Manager, Allied Health, works collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team, with in a trauma-informed recovery oriented and culturally safe model of care. The Practice Leader and is responsible for delivering clinical counselling and academic services that are consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic directions of BCMHSUS and PHSA. The position directly provides practice leadership, participates in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of services, and provides input into human resource and financial resource management. Additionally the Practice Leader supports program leaders in decision-making processes surrounding care delivery, clinical competencies, clinical practice, and standards of care in order to treat forensic patients who have complex mental health illnesses and may have co-occurring addictions and medical conditions. Leads and/or participates in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education. As required, provides Clinical Counselling services in designated programs focused on designated clients, and carries out psychosocial, social and concurrent disorder assessments.

What you'll do
  • Provide leadership in Clinical Counselling practice and ensure professional association standards, certification requirements, practice guidelines, and the code of ethics for Clinical Counselling are understood, monitored and maintained.
  • Identify profession specific performance evaluation standards and processes. In collaboration with Program Leaders provides input to professional competency development and evaluation of staff performance appraisal. Develop strategies to address and remediate performance issues if required. Refer items requiring disciplinary action to the Clinical Services Manager and assists with staff selection by participating on interview panels and providing recommendations regarding evaluation of candidates to facilitate optimal hiring decisions.
  • In consultation with the discipline, and in collaboration with Program Leaders, participate in the planning and coordination of service delivery, including the development of practice guidelines, goals, objectives and interprofessional clinical pathways using evidence-based practice
  • Provide clinical supervision, guidance and expertise to staff, facilities workplace solutions, and acts a mentor, along with others, to Clinical Counselling. Ensure that a process and mechanisms are in place for ongoing clinical and peer consultation, such as practice councils and mentors.
  • Maintain and update knowledge by methods such as reviewing relevant literature, research, techniques and best practices in psychiatric rehabilitation and concurrent disorders treatment, forensic mental health, applicable legislation and FPS policies and procedures.


What you bring

  • Masters in Clinical Counseling or Counselling Psychology from an accredited academic institution (to include a supervised clinical learning rotation).
  • Minimum five (5) years recent, related clinical experience in a community health, primary care, MHSU, or acute setting, including two (2) years supervisory and leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for registration with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and/or the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Clinical Counselling practice related to applicable program health issues and treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of clinical counselling, psychiatric rehabilitation, concurrent disorders treatment, and current trends and practice in designated areas.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


Job Type: Regular, Full- Time (1.00 FTE)
Wage:
$39.85 to $49.83 per hour.
Location:
70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
0800-1600; Monday - Friday.
Requisition #:
138391

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What we do



BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of January 1, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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