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Professional Practice Consultant, Social Work - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services


Professional Practice Consultant, Social Work

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Burnaby, BC

What you’ll do

  • Provide leadership in creating, articulating, innovating and sustaining an organization wide vision for inter-professional collaborative practice that emphasizes highest quality, family-centred care. Support strong inter-professional collaboration through the development of structures, processes and mechanisms that support positive patient outcomes. Utilize and model effective change management strategies to achieve systems level transformation.
  • Support organizational strategy deployment, ensuring that professional practice priorities are aligned with PHSA and provincial strategic priorities. Track, analyze and report progress in relation to designated performance indicators.
  • Ensure professional standards and regulations, practice guidelines and code of ethics for all assigned professions are achieved working in collaboration with discipline leaders. Provide professional practice input and decision making to clinical information system design and implementation, particularly as it relates to scope.
  • Participate in policy and procedure development, including those related to clinical informatics, consults and/or participates in system change processes for implementation and evaluation of information systems in practice settings. Participate in design of data collection tools for practice decision-making and record keeping. Participate in determining the impact of clinical information systems on the roles of the inter-professional team to improve the use of informatics within clinical practice, and encourage professionals to develop comfort and competency in technology use in practice.
  • Provide leadership for a wide range of projects designed to address PHSA-wide operational goals and vision. In collaboration with PHSA agencies and programs, plan and implement complex projects and initiatives aimed at improving; inter-professional collaborative practice, new technology integration, innovative practice approaches and models of care to enhance patient outcomes. Integrate regulatory or contractual policies and agreements. Direct and supervise the work of contractors and project teams. Assist with operating and capital budget development and develops and manage budgets and contractors related to assigned projects.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in the applicable profession such as Nursing, Allied Health or related Health Sciences field, plus five (5) years of recent, related experience including two (2) years of leadership experience.
  • Current practicing registration with own discipline professional regulatory body.
  • Informatics training/certification an asset.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge in facilitation of inter-professional practice.
  • Current knowledge of controls on practice, regulatory bodies, and the Health Professions and Occupations Act.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in providing care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PHSA mission, vision, values, strategic directions and goals.
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology.
  • Well-developed project planning and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work, including the ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional team and ability to function as an effective leader, mentor, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, and to work effectively with co-workers, other health care professionals, and with the various PHSA programs.
  • Ability to work autonomously and be self-directed and agile in complex and changing environments.
  • Ability to work with emerging technologies, including development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and to participate in and support the learning of others.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

What we bring

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range:
$106,026 - $152,413/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 1795 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5C 6E3
Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 0800 - 1600
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCMHSUS is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date ofJune25th, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.


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