Assessment Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 7, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.26 - $42.73 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Assessment Coordinator

Competition #: 01301092
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Facility: KELOWNA CHSC
Department: KEM MH FTL ALCH SPCT DIS
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $34.26 – $42.73
Close Date: SEPTEMBER 10, 2019*
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Position Summary
Interior Health is seeking a casual Assessment Coordinator to join the Developmental Disability Mental Health Services team at the Community Health and Services Centre in Kelowna.

The Assessment Coordinator works with two other Assessment Coordinators and a Team Leader and 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.

The position requires familiarity with normal child development, ability to identify stages of growth, development and early milestones, and using a structures interview with families to assist in screening for developmental concerns. A specialization in autism, intellectual disability or fetal alcohol syndrome is preferred.

Shifts of work are scheduled on an as-needed basis Monday through Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Qualifications
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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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