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Job Title: Behavioural Management Consultant
Work Site: Vancouver Community – Deaf/Well Being Program
Status: Regular Full Time – (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: JUL 03, 2017
Salary: $32.39 – $40.40 per hour
Hours: 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday
Reference#: 094457-kwe

In this role you will:
*Work as part of a multidisciplinary community mental health team providing treatment and consultation according to best practices for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind children, adults and older adults experiencing a severe behavioural, social and/or emotional, or environmental problems.
*Clients may have concurrent developmental, language and/or neurodevelopmental needs.
*Perform behavioural assessments, and develops and implements individualized treatment plan in collaboration with team to address challenging behaviours and/or environmental stressors to improve client’s quality of life.
*Provide interventions, often by outreach, including functional assessments, treatment/intervention planning, family and care team education, individual supportive *counselling, and parent/caregiver groups.
*Establish and maintains relationships based on respect; initiates and participates in case meetings; collaborates, consults, and provides support to colleagues; provides consultative services with client’s healthcare team and other community resources; and aids client and family access to services.
*Participate in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.


Education & Experience
*Masters Degree in a related, regulated Health Science discipline (such as Occupational *Therapy, Clinical Counseling, Social Work)
*Three (3) years’ recent, related experience providing behavioural consultation services to client populations with behavioural, social and emotional disorders or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
*Experience working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind populations.
*Fluent in American Sign Language.
*Registration with Provincial licensing/governing body of profession if applicable.
*Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*Knowledge of Deaf culture and the diverse background and experiences of Deaf individuals.
*Comprehensive knowledge of Functional Behaviour Assessments and Support Plans.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate directly with clients using American Sign Language.
*Knowledge and competency in developing safety plans for children and youth.
*Broad knowledge of bio-psycho-social issues that may occur in response to changing mental health and substance use.
*Broad knowledge of mental illness diagnosis and treatment.
*Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and supportive counseling skills.
*Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
*Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
*Broad knowledge of the normal growth and development of children.
*Broad knowledge of school, and legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
*Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious behavioural, social and emotional issues.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, educational personnel, service providers, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
*Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
*Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
*Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
*Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
*Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
*Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
*Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
*Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and crisis intervention.
*Ability to operate related equipment.
*Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
*Basic computer literacy to operate 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.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

300 – 4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z6
Tel: 604.456.0900
Text: 778.987.4174
Fax: 604.456.0901
E-mail: WellBeing.Staff@vch.ca
Website: http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca/

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