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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connection. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration, and community.

The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is a designated tertiary care mental health service. Our team provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for individuals ages 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behaviour issue. PAC is located at Healing Spirit House in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Psychiatric Nurse Liaison/Educator at CLBC, you will work collaboratively and in partnership with the interprofessional care team in the provision of person-centred and recovery-oriented care. Key responsibilities include:

Performing intake assessments
Offering crisis intervention, and providing input into the care of psychiatric and concurrent disordered patients
Providing input into the care of psychiatric patients awaiting transfer for further assessment or inpatient admission
Assisting with ensuring effective client flow for assessed patients through collaboration with families and community and emergency service providers
Supporting clinical education utilizing evidence-informed practice and education theory to develop educational programs that will achieve the most effective outcomes, and deliver formal group or individual educational activities to the staff and patients/clients/residents/families
Measuring education plan success and amending plans accordingly
Participating in research, policy, quality improvement, and risk management activities
Maintaining an ongoing goal-oriented relationship with families and community service providers
Promoting an understanding of PAC's model of service, and values, and maintaining good public relations

This position requires the ability to:
Interact with verbally and physically aggressive individuals
Complete initial and ongoing mental health client assessments
Conduct group facilitation
Educate clients and families/caregivers about topics essential to their healthcare and well-being
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, families/caregivers, the public, medical staff and members of the interprofessional care team

Travel: Travel required throughout BC, including driving in winter conditions


Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
Bachelor's degree in Nursing plus three years of recent related clinical experience in the designated clinical area, including one year of education and/or leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Completion of post-graduate coursework and/or certification applicable to the designated clinical area
Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes, as required
Preference will be given to those with experience in working within mental health, developmental disability services, and the community.

Shift: Monday to Friday rotation

Benefits: You will receive a comprehensive benefits package:
extended health and dental
a BC Public Service Pension plan
generous vacation and special leave to help you achieve work/life balance
paid parental/adoption leave
life insurance, salary protection for sick days, and if needed, long-term disability
Wellness supports, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program, and a health and wellness incentive program.
Professional development programs provide continuous learning and the opportunity for professional development and skill-building
Additional Info:
This position is posted to fill a vacancy
Term: Regular, Full-time
Classification/Salary: Nurse 7 / $73,874 to $93,685 annually

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Posting open until position is filled.

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act) and are required to provide a clean Driver's Abstract.

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.


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Just a short drive from Vancouver, Coquitlam was originally established to become the capital of British Columbia. Coquitlam has a strong business community, as well as a commitment to community-based living. Golfing, fishing, and mountain biking are popular recreational activities in the area.

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