Indigenous Youth Mental Health Coordinator

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2022-11548
Corporate Professionals - Clinical - Other Positions
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Aboriginal Health

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

Are you looking to make a positive difference in our communities? We are looking for an Indigenous Youth Mental Health Coordinator to provide innovative leadership and impactful support.

 

Why is this role important?

You will lead and facilitate collaborative partnerships to plan and deliver suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention initiatives in the region. This will involve facilitating educational and training opportunities, while building partnerships with A&D workers, ASCIRT leaders & members and school liaisons.

 

Build on your education and experience as you:

  • Provide leadership and support to the Fraser Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Strategy and the 10 year First Nations Mental Wellness strategy.
  • Plan, oversee, implement, monitor and evaluate project plans, ensuring effective systems, practices, policies and timelines are met.
  • Identify program initiatives, deliverables, measureable outcomes, and reporting needs and mechanisms in collaboration with the Director. Provide regular progress reports.
  • Facilitate and coordinate project support to the various partners including Directors, Regional Director and Project Sponsors and partners such as the Ministry of Children & Families Development (MCFD), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA).
  • Collaborate with internal clinical staff and external partners to gather, clarify and share information including obtaining input, sharing timeframes, deliverables, inventory of services and programs.

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or other relevant health care discipline
  • 5 to 7 years’ recent experience working with youth and young adults in mental health settings, including experience working with the Aboriginal First Nations community

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be acceptable.

 

This is a Full Time position based in Abbotsford, B.C

 

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.

 

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

 

An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

 

“Fraser Health Authority values diversity within the workplace.  For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position.”

 

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

 

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Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

The Coordinator, Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Initiatives, provides leadership and support to the Fraser Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Strategy and the 10 year First Nations Mental Wellness strategy by planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating project plans, ensuring effective systems, practices, policies and timelines are met.

The Coordinator facilitates educational/training opportunities and provides leadership, guidance & support to the collaborative partnership including A&D workers, ASCIRT leaders & members and school liaisions.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides leadership and support to the Fraser Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Strategy and the 10 year First Nations Mental Wellness strategy.
  2. Plans, coordinates, implements, monitors and evaluates project plans, ensuring effective systems, practices, policies and timelines are met.
  3. Identifies program initiatives, deliverables, measureable outcomes, and reporting needs and mechanisms in collaboration with the Director. Provides regular progress reports.
  4. Facilitates and coordinates project support to the various stakeholders including Directors, Regional Director and Project Sponsors and partners such as the Ministry of Children & Families Development (MCFD), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the First Nations Health Directors Association (FNHDA.
  5. Collaborates with internal clinical staff and external stakeholders to gather, clarify and share information including obtaining input, sharing timeframes, deliverables, inventory of services and programs.
  6. Functions as the point of contact for the assigned initiative; liaises with stakeholders and coordinates information flow related to the initiative to ensure coordination of information is maintained.
  7. Coordinates regional sessions for collaboration and planning of the multiple partners. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings, as directed; determines requirements and ensures all necessary support documentation is available and arrangements are completed; prepares agendas, records meeting notes; monitors task list and follows up on action items as required.
  8. Develops project documentation, assists with the identification, management and mitigation of project risks. Monitors and apprises the Manager on the outcomes of assigned projects as they relate to established program expectations and performance indicators.
  9. Facilitates educational/training opportunities and provides leadership, guidance & support to the collaborative partnership including A&D workers, ASCIRT leaders & members and school liaisons.
  10. Makes recommendations based on best practice for working with the Aboriginal youth in the region and the various service providers and First Nations leadership.
  11. Participates in evaluation and research initiatives including planning and proposal writing; using an interdisciplinary and consultative approach.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or other relevant health care discipline. Five (5) to seven (7) years' recent experience working with youth and young adults in mental health settings including experience working with the Aboriginal First Nations community or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the LEAD capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • Working knowledge of the health care delivery system.
  • Working knowledge of Aboriginal health approaches, protocol, and cultural issues.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the history and cultural practices of the First Nations/Aboriginal population.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers including the use of a variety of software applications.

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