This is a temporary full-time role for up to 18 months
The Department of Psychiatry is seeking an experienced Mental Health Clinician to work with its Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). This team is community based working with individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. A special mandate of this team is to provide ethno-specific services in several communities including: Chinese, Korean, Tamil, and Vietnamese, utilizing the ACTT model of care. As a mental health clinician you will provide direct patient care including psychiatric and physical health needs assessments, crisis intervention and you will develop and monitor patient care plans with the treatment team.
You will work within an inter-professional team which includes: Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapist, Nurses, Case Managers, Psychiatry Residents, and Program Assistants. There is an expectation that the candidate will participate in evaluation research, program development, support community outreach and service initiatives for the program, and assist in building and maintaining networks with community agencies, groups, and resources, as appropriate. You will also be expected to deliver community mental health education and training and offer clinical consultation and mental health awareness to the community.
- Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or a Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychiatry or Occupational Therapy is preferred
- Current member in good standing with the appropriate governing college
- Minimum of 3 or more years of clinical experience in the care of mental illness
- Knowledge of community mental health and addiction resources and the application of the Mental Health Actis required
- Clinical experience in general psychiatry, crisis and psychosocial intervention is required
- Ability to provide field education to practicum students of a related discipline, when assigned
- Must be a self-starter, work well independently and within a dynamic team, and should be able to demonstrate skilled ability to work with a variety of patients across the spectrum of mental illness
- Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), computer literacy, and interpersonal skills
- Experience with suicide risk assessment required
- Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance record
- Must be fluent in one of the following languages: Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin, or Vietnamese.