Community Living BC

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia [CLBC] is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strives to adhere to the corporate vision of 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.'

The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is the designated tertiary care mental health service for individuals aged 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behavioural concern.  PAC provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for dually diagnosed individuals.  Our team includes physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, art therapist, behavioural consultant, psychologist, social worker, dietician, mental health support workers, plus a dedicated administration and support services team.  In 2019, PAC moved to its new building (Healing Spirit House) in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Mental Health Clinician/Behavioural Consultant at CLBC, you will work collaboratively with an inter-professional care team in the provision of person-centred care; including the PAC Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Nurses, and Mental Health Support Workers. You will play a key role in supporting PAC staff and ensuring behavioural interventions/plans are communicated clearly and implemented consistently within PAC. Duties include:

  • completing behavioural assessments
  • developing support plans in conjunction with PAC clinicians
  • supporting front line staff and community team members with behavioural interventions
  • provision educational services/support to community care networks
  • participate in the evaluation of process and outcomes to ensure ongoing quality of service.
  • in-patient, out-patient, and outreach services may be required

Clients are referred to PAC due to behavioural needs that have become problematic or high risk in the community. PAC completes a 3-month assessment with a primary goal of recommending behavioural support strategies that will increase the quality of life and independence for the client. These strategies are carried forward after discharge by the client's family and/or community care providers. 

Shift:

This is a great opportunity if you are looking for work-life balance. This position generally works standard office hours (Monday to Friday) and currently has a flex-time fortnight work schedule.   

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Clinical Counselling/Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant health-related disciplines
  • Certification and registration as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) required
  • Two (2) years of recent experience providing direct behavioural consultation services youth or adults with a developmental disability or mental illness
  • Eligible for registration with a relevant clinical professional association
  • Preference will be given to those with experience working within mental health and developmental disability services

Travel:

Ability and willingness to drive in winter conditions. Provincial and overnight travel required. Possession of a valid class 5 drivers license and clean driver's abstract.  Use of own vehicle on expenses. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of CLBC.

Additional Info:

This is an auxiliary position anticipated to work 70 hours bi-weekly from August 2020 to January 2021
Classification/Salary: Social Program Officer R27 / Position starts at $39.04 per hour

Closing date: August 13, 2020

Apply now!  Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act) and are required to provide a clean Driver's Abstract. 

Note:  An eligibility list for internal candidates may be established. This list is shared with the Labour Management Committee.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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