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Youth Therapist (Substance Use Services)

About the Company:

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace, located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities.

With over 1.6 million people we serve 1 / 3 of BC’s population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities.

Position Description:

We currently have an exciting new position for a Youth Therapist , to work in our Child, Youth and Young Adults Project .

This position is located in Newport Village, Port Moody, British Columbia.

Working from a framework of cultural safety and humility, you will support care coordination across substance use services, local service areas, and regional and provincial services, with an emphasis on reducing barriers to re-enter the system of care and facilitating timely treatment and rapid re-engagement of clients where appropriate and feasible.

Duties:

  • Perform initial screening of referrals from other health care providers / agencies, family members and caregivers of children / youth with mental health disorders and addictions issues
  • Assess client needs by collecting client information / history, seeking additional background and determine priority of care.
  • Provide first level intervention and support until formal treatment or further assessment can be conducted
  • Facilitate client utilization of appropriate community services and rehabilitative
  • Provide short-term counseling / support / education to families and other relevant caregivers
  • Maintain and provide relevant data and statistics on information such as intakes, requests, referrals in / out, priority, sources and nature of requests
  • Develop and evaluate clinical protocols, identify service needs and provide input and recommendations to the Clinical Coordinator and Manager
  • Participate actively and collaboratively in team planning, team meetings, committees and corporate initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program such as Counselling Psychology or Social Work
  • One to two years’ experience with youth in a mental health / substance use setting or working with clients and families affected by, mental illness and substance use
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for work-related purposes

A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with people who are eminent in their respective fields.

Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.

Excellent compensation package and 4-weeks starting vacation.

Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients / patients / residents.

We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work!

How to apply:

Visit their job posting and apply.