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Mobile Response Team Manager

Manager - Mobile Response Team

HEMBC Provincial Overdose Response, Vancouver

Below is the detailed Job description and instructions on how to apply.

Manager - Mobile Response Team

HEMBC Provincial Overdose Response, Vancouver

What you do

  • Inform and support the strategic operational plans for a portfolio within HEMBC including short and long term goals, objectives, policies and procedures, and standards to support the public health overdose emergency; guide staff to identify, develop, implement, evaluate and revise these strategies where applicable.

  • Provide consultation and expert advice to external stakeholders, collaborating to ensure psychosocial considerations are integrated and focused on those who utilize the services; supports the development of a wide variety of training programs in response to the overdose public health emergency, adapting and modifying programs as needed.

  • Provide leadership and support to the MRT specialists and office staff; provide oversight in the planning and day to day operations by establishing, recommending and implementing priorities that address emergent and urgent issues related to critical incidents.

  • Lead the implementation of stakeholder & community engagement; manages the MRT advisory committee meetings and identifies barriers and challenges related to program service delivery and works in partnership with Health Authorities and government to promote long term sustainable peer led psychosocial programs.

  • Manage the overall budget and makes recommendations regarding planning and activity priorities and ensures the expenditures are within established parameters.

  • Manage the recruitment, mentoring and professional development of MRT staff; supervise and determine staff schedules, provide work direction and assign duties based on operational requirements; conduct employee performance reviews and goal setting; identify training/ educational requirements as needed.

  • Report on and ensure all specialists collect qualitative and evidenced-based data for research and evaluation with the goal of informing future interventions and long term program sustainment; provide regular reports to the Ministry of Health regarding number of people served, number of organizations served and the types of services provided.

What you bring:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in a related field

  • Seven (7) years’ related experience working in an emergency management or crisis intervention field.

You have:

  • Understanding of the provincial overdose public health emergency and the psychosocial impacts to first responders, frontline workers and people with lived experience.

  • Strong organizational, leadership, inter-personal, conflict resolution and management skills along with excellent facilitation and mediation skills.

  • Require the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals with diverse or competing interests and to resolve differences in a politically sensitive environment.

  • Provide concise and accurate information orally and in writing, including reports, presentations and correspondence and must be highly motivated and possess initiative, sound judgment and discretion.

  • Able to travel throughout the province.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.

  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.

  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.

  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular Full Time 1333 West Broadway St, Vancouver Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00

Requisition Number: 108070

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