Housing & Health Coordinator

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HOUSING & HEALTH COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of a Regional Director or a Housing & Health Services Manager the incumbent is responsible for implementing the goals of BC Housing, Housing & Health Services.  Duties include providing assessment and consultative services for applicants and tenants with complex social and health care needs and/or behavioural problems; providing training programs and critical event stress management defusing services; and liaising with regional and community health authorities, non-profit housing societies and co-operative housing groups.  HHCs currently registered as RN or RPN or both may provide direct service delivery to clients participating in BC Housing Semi-Independent Living Programs and provide clinical oversight to the Tenant Support Worker staff.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

QUALIFICATION:

  • Eligible to practice nursing in the Province of British Columbia
  • Minimum four or five years experience working with persons with psychiatric disorders and complex social and/or health care needs and/or behavioural issues preferably in a community setting.
  • Candidates who possess 'Registered Nurse' or 'Registered Practical Nurse' designation's will be preferred 
  • As a condition of initial and ongoing employment with BC Housing, the incumbent must maintain current registration with the appropriate professional certifying body.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • demonstrated ability to prepare assessment and consultation reports within established time frames
  • demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize, and adapt to a changing workload
  • demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities
  • good working knowledge of medications usually prescribed for common medical conditions
  • good knowledge of the signs and symptoms of common psychiatric disorders
  • good working knowledge of the use of psychotropic medications including contraindications, precautions, adverse effects and usual dosage and route of administration.
  • good knowledge of non-pharmaceutical treatment options for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop positive working relationships with other agencies and service providers
  • good knowledge of signs and symptoms of common medical conditions
  • good knowledge of substance abuse and the different types of treatment programs for substance abuse
  • excellent assessment and problem solving skills
  • ability to provide consultation services, crisis intervention and initiate/coordinate referrals to external agencies for services
  • broad knowledge of the role of community health resources and other social services
  • excellent knowledge and skills in psychosocial rehabilitation principles
  • comprehensive knowledge of the different types of mental health and/or addiction housing models
  • sound knowledge and experience working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • experience working with a diverse population i.e. homeless population
  • preferably experience in delivering training programs
  • preferably experienced in providing critical event stress management defusing services to individuals following a traumatic event
  • preferably proficiency in all current MS Office Products and other computer applications
  • requires travel and to work periodic evenings; transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the position.For positions outside of the Lower Mainland, extensive travel required.

 

  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license.
  • Due to the nature of this role, access to a reliable vehicle will be required

 

Interested Candidate please visit https://bchousing.org