Lead, Youth Early Intervention And PlanningApply Now Job ID 1561321 Date posted 06/03/2021
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Looking for a rewarding career while making an important difference in the lives of many? We have an amazing opportunity to join our Mental Health & Substance Use team here in the beautiful Southern Interior of BC. The worksite location for this position is flexible anywhere within our Interior Health region.
About the role:
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Lead, Youth Early Intervention and Planning, Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) provides clinical expertise and leadership to the programs and services within MHSU and across the Continuum of youth services. The Lead develops and recommends program plans, standards, and guidance documents, and works in collaboration with partners to support implementation. The Lead ensures all plans, standards, and guidance documents are patient-centred, consistent with current evidence and best practice, and support the strategic objectives of the organization. This position supports quality improvement and evaluation initiatives by assisting in design, interpreting data, and supporting scale and spread of the outcomes.
The Lead will be expected to support the success of the work within the Child and Youth MHSU population and the Clinical Operations portfolio by developing strong, collaborative relationships with operational, physician leaders and external partners and stakeholders. The lead must leverage these relationships to understand and respond to issues and opportunities within operations, champion and build support for change, ensure new initiatives are evidence based, and successfully execute their implementation.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Continuously reviews the operating environment to identify opportunities and/or gaps, identifying solutions and recommending priorities within existing approved plans, strategies and organizational priorities.
2. Provides clinical expertise into the development of plans, strategies and priorities, ensuring that proposals are robust, operationally feasible and can be expected to deliver a clearly described patient/client benefit.
3. Maintains a strong working knowledge of current evidence and best practice within Child and Youth MHSU, using that knowledge to inform planning.
4. Collaborates with multiple partners and stakeholders to identify, design, and address service and program gaps that exist, and to develop recommendations for addressing those gaps.
5. Researches, develops, and implements plans to address emerging priorities of care for issues where no current program or structure exists.
6. Participates in the development and/or develops performance indicators for the portfolio in collaboration with other partners and portfolios as required.
7. Monitors and responds to changing health status needs of the child and Youth population in relation to MHSU. Collects, compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data to monitor program outcomes and identify emerging issues and trends.
8. Liaises with internal and external partners, stakeholders, programs, and portfolios.
9. Develops service goals and monitoring frameworks for contracted services, and supports contract managers to review contract performance.
• Master’s degree in a clinical area.
• Five years of recent, related experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use.
• Formal education and/or experience with Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use services is a significant asset.
• Current registration with the relevant professional college or association preferred.
• Valid B.C. Driver’s license.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge and ability to work with diverse populations, incorporating diverse perspectives, values, and approaches into planning.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze situations and problems such that viable solutions are found. Approaches challenges and complexities from a systems perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to guide individuals toward a vision while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Demonstrated ability to introduce and manage purposeful change that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and operating principles of IH.
• Demonstrated ability to identify strategies and opportunities in a dynamic environment that lead to identified outcomes.
• Ability to critically analyze and synthesize evidence, and utilization/statistical data.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to facilitate and negotiate.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.