Mental Health Practitioner – Workplace Mental Health and Wellness

The Mental Health Practitioner will lead the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC’s mental health and wellness programs and approach: establishing, building, and supporting implementation of psychological health and safety and mental wellness programs aligned with the Manufacturing Mental Health Strategy.

A member of the OHS Advisory Services team, this specialist role will contribute to developing and integrating related psychological safety training, services, and supports. Key responsibilities will include case management consulting, health coaching, comprehensive worksite-based health assessment, and mental health psychological safety and education. The Practitioner will bring the lens of an experienced mental health practitioner to members’ mental health services and support requests.

What You’ll Be Doing

Program Development

  • In collaboration with colleagues and partners, develops content and access points for mental health and wellness services delivery in online, virtual, and on-site formats
  • Develops Return-to-Work best practice programs for the manufacturing industry
  • Works with the Marketing team to determine a communications strategy for informing members and industry contacts of our mental health and wellness services

Service Delivery

  • Acts as the key member contact for inquiries and service delivery on all Mental Health and Wellness programs, resources, and training
  • Delivers information briefings and educational sessions to show the value of mental health and wellness strategies in employee engagement and productivity
  • Provides mental health and wellness consulting services in support of formal educational programs, or on an as needed basis to conduct member company needs assessments, strategy and action planning, and implementation support

OHS Advisor Team Contribution

  • Attends Safety Advisor meetings and actively participates in providing updates, planning and strategizing to address issues of workflow, communication and deliverables
  • Provides informed input and feedback about the service and program performance and relevant metrics based on member interactions and feedback
  • Completes ongoing professional and safety training as required by the Alliance and professional development as required to perform required job duties.

Relationships and Key Collaborations

  • Reports to the OHS Services Manager
  • Collaborates with the Safety Advisors, Training and Development Manager, Marketing team, and Mental Health Steering Committee
  • External interactions with members, industry contacts, public health contacts

Location and Travel

  • This role will support all of BC and as a result may be a hybrid of home-based/remote and office-based work, subject to public health protocols and member requirements.
  • Travel throughout BC as required.

Success Measures

  • Program and services uptake meets or exceeds targets (or expectations) for new program launch. Additional measures to be defined in program planning.
  • Learning/educational event success: based on participant feedback surveys and follow-on services and inquiries.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will bring the following experience and attributes:

Education and Experience:

  • A Masters or PHD level Registered Psychologist and member in good standing of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC).
  • A Master’s degree in Counselling, Psychology, or another relevant human services field
  • Well-trained in evidence-based treatment modalities: CBT expertise is preferred Please indicate specific experience in this area in your Statement of Interest
  • A minimum of five years of experience in psychological counselling
  • Experience in Occupational Health, Mental and Public Health or an equivalent combination of experience and education preferred.
  • Experience with patients managing chronic pain, personality disorders, addictions, and trauma would be a valuable asset
  • Working knowledge of applicable WCA and BC OHS Regulations, BCCDC, and PHAC guidelines.

Attributes:

  • Aware of organizational dynamics and the issues of working life, understanding how an individual’s problems may impact their performance and/or conduct at work.
  • Acts as a resource, coach, and mentor to an interprofessional team, particularly related to workplace mental health and wellness
  • Identifies learning needs and uses adult education concepts in planning, designing, and implementing mental health and wellness educational strategies.
  • Success in a consulting capacity for workplace (client) contacts, their team members and community partners
  • Evidence of strong mentoring, teaching, team building, change leadership, organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to work well in stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and make evidence-based decisions
  • A valid BC driver’s license and the ability to travel when necessary.

Interested? When you apply, please include a Statement of Interest, including an overview of skills, training, and experience as it pertains to clinical populations and therapeutic modalities as described in the posting. Please also indicate current professional commitments (including private practice).

Why You Should Work Here

At the Alliance, our goal is to make manufacturing safer and ensure that every worker returns home healthy and safe each day.

Based in Chilliwack, we work with more than 3000 manufacturers in British Columbia to reduce injuries in the workplace. We provide occupational health and safety advisory services, resources, and training to manufacturing and food processing businesses across the province.

Equality and inclusion are essential values of the Alliance, and we are committed to building a diverse and talented team. Grow your career with our team of health and safety professionals who are passionate about making a difference for BC workers.

We offer a competitive salary along with a compensation and benefits package that includes vacation, health and dental care, Employee and Family Assistance Program, and contributions towards your retirement.

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Title, to:

Human Resources
Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Email: [email protected]

We thank all candidates for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.