Care Coordinator

Vancouver Coastal Health - Gibsons, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Description:
Job Title: Care Coordinator
Work Site: Gibsons Adult Tertiary Rehabilitation, Sumac Place - Gibsons, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $31.36 - $39.10 per hour

0830 - 1630/1230 - 2130

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 127992-eag

Come work as a Care Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Care Coordinator to join the Gibsons Adult Tertiary Rehabilitation team at Sumac Place in Gibsons, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Care Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Work as part of a multidisciplinary community team using a strengths-based model, comprehensive treatment plans and discharge planning services to support clients dually diagnosed with mental health and addictions.
Provide treatment services including crisis intervention and group facilitation.
Establish and maintain relationships with clients.
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and other community resources.
Liaise and consult with internal/external physicians, governmental and community social service, health and mental health agencies in facilitating clients’ access to services.
Participate in committees and meetings, engage in on-going team planning, development and quality improvement activities, and maintain and update your own knowledge.

Known as the “gateway to the Sunshine Coast”, located just north of Vancouver, Gibsons is a quaint town overlooking a harbour and features the beautiful backdrop of our coastal mountains. This charming municipality filled with artists, entrepreneurs, and fishing boats is just a scenic 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver followed by a short 5km drive from the Langdale ferry terminal. This area is home to the traditional territories of both the Squamish and Sechelt First Nations, and is ideal for residents seeking a relaxing blend of water and land activities. Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with unlimited hiking, biking, golf, fishing and more in a community rich in culture.

Sumac Place is a 28-bed specialized mental health facility located in Gibsons, B.C. It is part of Vancouver Coastal Health’s plan to meet the need for specialized mental health services throughout the region and serves clients from the Sunshine Coast as well as from other locations in the region. Sumac Place serves adult patients with complex mental illness who need further supports in order to optimize their independence and quality of life. Clients are stable and require specialized rehabilitation services as they continue on their recovery journey.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a behavioural science from a recognized program.
Two (2) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
Broad knowledge of drug and alcohol addiction issues, treatment including non-violent intervention, and the recovery process.
Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
Broad knowledge of public housing and housing issues, both locally and provincially.
Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
Demonstrated ability to conduct social, psychosocial and substance abuse assessments.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with multi-barrier clients.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of individuals/service providers.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, analyze and problem-solve, set priorities, deal effectively with conflict, and respond to crisis.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.