Founded in 1956, the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and District (CMHA Kelowna) is part of Canada’s oldest national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness.
At CMHA Kelowna, we are dedicated to Mental Health in our community. No matter how old or how young, we provide support for families and individuals through programs that promote positive mental health and support recovery, while championing the elimination of barriers that can prevent people from thriving. We are a dynamic, innovative and visionary organization. We are seeking individuals who share our vision of a mentally healthy Kelowna and are passionate about making a difference in our community by bringing their particular expertise to our organization. Our success stories are countless, but there is still work to do. This is where you come in…
We are looking for an Intake and Brief Intervention Clinician to join us as we launch Foundry Kelowna, an integrated Health and Social Services Centre for youth and young adults between 12 and 24 and their families.
The intake and brief intervention Clinician provides initial screening and clinical assessment, care planning and support to young people that access Foundry Kelowna. In addition, the role facilitates access to appropriate services as indicated by assessment and care planning processes, and includes direct service to the youth and young adults as well as consultation and support to other professionals, agencies and members of the community engaged in the young person’s care. Working with the Foundry Kelowna Centre Lead, the Clinician will also provide mentoring and support of other Foundry team members and participate in relevant intake service improvement projects such as implementing a stepped care model.
To be successful in this role you will be degree qualified in Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Sciences/Services. You will also hold a Registration with a professional association, and current First Aid certificate.
You will also have:
- Excellent skills in assessment and treatment of young people with mental health problems
- An ability to effectively problem solve and negotiate especially with young people in the early stages of seeking help
- Demonstrated clinical skills in working with young people and their families/carers with mental issues in an early intervention framework
- A thorough understanding of the mental health and broader service system
- Demonstrated experience in providing mental health assessments, psycho-education and short term interventions to young people experiencing mental health difficulties
- Experience in service improvement/development activities
- Excellent attention to detail
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to adapt to changing environments and some ambiguity
- Interest in and ability to mentor students as a practicum advisor.
To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume by April 10, 2017 to: Tanja Halsall, Director of People and Operations; Tanja.Halsall@cmha.bc.ca
CMHA is an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.