Mental Health Clinician / Behavioural Consultant

Fraser Health

Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $42.27 – $52.81 / hour Why Fraser Health?:

Shape the Future of Mental Health Support with Us!

Are you passionate about providing compassionate care and support to individuals facing mental illness or developmental disabilities? We’re seeking dedicated individuals with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling/Psychology, Social Work, or a related health-related discipline to join our team.

As a member of our team, you’ll bring valuable expertise gained from at least two years of recent experience providing direct behavioural therapy and counselling support to children or adults. This includes at least one year of independent practice post-Masters, demonstrating your ability to apply your knowledge and skills autonomously.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of nearly 45,000 medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust.

All new hires to Fraser Health must have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Detailed Overview: Under the direction of the Team Coordinator, the Mental Health Clinician/Behavioural Consultant provides case management, applied behavioural analysis/behavioural intervention, individual/group counselling services and consultation to clients with concurrent developmental disability / psychiatric disorders, working within a community interdisciplinary mental health team and primarily on a community outreach basis. Duties also include the provision of educational in-services to community care networks. Participates in evaluation of process and outcomes to ensure continuing quality of service. Responsibilities:

  • Conducts functional assessments, gathers relevant psychosocial history, conducts in vivo behavioural observation, and utilizes ABC charting and/or other appropriate behavioural data gathering techniques and tests. Analyzes and synthesizes data gathered and develops behavioural intervention plans. Provides training regarding behavioural plans and interventions to family-members and caregivers where appropriate.
  • Develops and delivers time-limited, evidence-based individual and group counselling using techniques appropriate for individuals living with developmental disability/psychiatric disorders
  • Collaborates with other team members in preparing for, participating in and contributing to, initial psychiatric assessment; assessing clients’ progress; follows up on the implementation and re-evaluation of behavioural strategies with interdisciplinary team members, as well as members of the client’s support network.
  • Performs case reviews and evaluation of processes; prepares reports of relevant observations and evaluation of care to ensure continuity of quality service, communication and client documentation.
  • Attends and participates in meetings directly concerning clients, including assessments, case reviews, progress meetings, internal/external case conferences.
  • Coordinates assessment, intervention & follow-up for a caseload of clients living with concurrent psychiatric disorder & developmental disability.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to assist in program development, which includes the necessary preparation, prioritizing, scheduling and arranging for space and other resources.
  • Supports family members and care providers through the provision of up-to-date clinical information; assists clients and caregivers by recommending utilization of existing community resources.
  • Maintains clients’ files according to established standards, procedures and protocols.
  • Performs general public relations duties such as community education regarding client population.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling/Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant health related discipline.

Two (2) years recent experience providing direct behavioural therapy and counselling support to children or adults with mental illness or developmental disability, inclusive of one (1) year of independent (post-Masters) practice, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Eligible for registration with relevant professional association.

Valid Class V B.C. Driver’s Licence and possession of a personal vehicle.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated skills in behavioural assessment and in developing, implementing and evaluating behavioural treatment programs.
  • Demonstrated skills related to provision of individual and group therapy/counselling.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to the interdisciplinary team in care planning in complex client situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to observe and record objective data.
  • Ability to use a computer and applicable software applications.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage caseload(s).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.