Who We Are Looking For?
Interior Health is seeking a relief part time (0.60FTE) Assessment Coordinator to join the Mental Health Assessment team at the Community Health Services Centre in Kelowna. This position works day shifts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30-16:30 hours. This is a relief position until June 10, 2024 or return of the incumbent.
How Will You Create an Impact?
The Assessment Coordinator is responsible for a high volume caseload as well as supporting the work of doctors that are doing the diagnostics and assessments. In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Assessment Coordinator provides intake, triage, and assessment services for children with complex developmental behavioral conditions. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this position contributes the psycho-social assessment component. Through interdisciplinary team practice the role provides therapeutic supports to children and youth moving through the assessment process, provides support to families, provides practical recommendations for intervention, and uses teaching strategies to enhance parent and caregiver skills. The Assessment Coordinator provides consultation, urgent psychiatric response, client/family/caregiver counselling, hospital liaison, care conferencing and care coordination, as required.
What Will You Work On?
Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Receives referrals for the CDBC assessments from all areas in IHA. As part of a multidisciplinary team provides a detailed review and triage for assessments into appropriate assessment streams or provides alternate recommendation to the referral source.
2. As part of the intake and triage process, provides direct psycho-social and family assessment. Obtains consents and collects relevant prior assessments and history. Administers appropriate instruments and measures according to standardized assessment protocols.
3. As part of the interdisciplinary assessment, prepares written assessment including assessment and treatment history as a key initial component of the assessment.
4. In consultation with the Team Leader provides input into policies and protocols for delivery of services using a best practice approach and incorporating the feedback and input of the interdisciplinary team. Provides expertise for program planning by identifying gaps in service delivery and providing input into the development of policies, procedures, and protocols to improve care within mental health services and community using a best practice approach.
5. Advocates for clients needs by coordinating the involvement of other team members and/or health providers according to the needs of the client. Ensures clients can access various community resources through direct liaison and advocacy where necessary.
6. Provides consultation to developmental disability care facilities, Mental Health Outpatient Teams, other referral agencies and caregivers to improve the care of clients with mental health problems. Represents the program to other clinical programs and agencies as directed by the Team Leader
7. Writes and maintains reports and statistics of relevant observations of patient care. Prepares presentations, assessment and progress reports. Keeps clinical records and statistical records in accordance with policies and procedures.
8. Ensures that the Team Leader is informed of significant client care, treatment, progress or unusual circumstances.
How Will We Help You Grow?
An abundance of opportunity! Grow your career with Interior Health and take advantage of the work life balance that living in the Okanagan region of British Columbia provides! Eligible employees receive a comprehensive extended health and dental benefits, minimum 4 weeks paid vacation to start (for full time), Group Life Insurance, Municipal Pension Plan, and much more! We strive to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Come and join us!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Master’s Degree (from an accredited educational institution) in a Social or Behavioural Science field relevant to the position.
• Four years of recent related clinical experience in direct psychiatric social work in a mental health centre setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of the assigned area may be required.
• Current valid BC driver’s license.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.