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Case Manager, Community Mental Health

Posting Number 1169943

Are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Do you embody qualities of appreciation, understanding, and acceptance? Are you looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in mental health in a new and innovative environment? If you've answered yes then we want you to keep reading.

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC’s entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Clinical Case Manager within our Mental Health and Substance Use Services located in Hope/Agassiz, British Columbia.

As a Case Manager you will work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in assessing clients’ mental health status, formulating a plan of care, implementing planned care and evaluating outcomes.

Build on your education and career experience as you:

  • Provide diagnostic client assessment and short and long term individual, group, and family therapy, using a variety of interviewing, counselling, and assessment methods, in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices.
  • Manage cases and formulates treatment plans and goals in conjunction with appropriate facility staff.
  • Facilitate clients' utilization of appropriate community services and rehabilitative programs by performing duties such as researching available services, liaising with these agencies, providing related advice and consultation to clients and providing referrals to appropriate community treatment alternatives and services.
  • Provide client care linkages between community mental health services and acute care facilities, including liaising with the Riverview Hospital, acute care hospitals, and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to ensure appropriate referrals of clients.
  • Exchange relevant client information and receive information about the status and background of clients who will be discharged or referred, in order to make necessary preparations for provision of a smooth continuum of care between acute care and community mental health services.
  • Assess and make arrangements for client placement and care in residential facilities by liaising with facility operators, placing client names on wait lists, assisting clients to make moving arrangements, and completing necessary referrals and forms.
  • Provide follow-up care and services as required, including providing referrals to other healthcare professionals such as Recreational Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Psychiatrists.
  • Maintain client records and statistics, prepares reports, and completes forms as required, in accordance with Fraser Health policies and standards, including clinical record standards of Mental Health Services.
  • Provide education to clients, their families, and staff of residential facilities and other agencies, regarding community mental health programs and issues.
  • Participate in quality improvement and risk management activities for assigned area.

To join this fast thriving team you will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling or other health-related discipline.
  • Three (3) years’ of recent related experience in a hospital or community setting.
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and personal vehicle for business purposes.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Excellent opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers 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. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

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