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Review Board Liaison

Review Board Liaison
Forensic Psychiatric Services, Port Coquitlam, BC
$36.27/hr - $45.25/hr

Within the context of a trauma informed model of care and Indigenous Cultural lens, and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW) standards of practice, the Review Board Liaison works under the supervision of the Director, Access, Transitions and Forensic Clinical Risk and in alignment with professional practice, as part of a multidisciplinary forensic psychiatric care team to perform a range of duties as a representative of the Person-in-Charge of the Forensic Psychiatric Services. Key duties include the preparation of Forensic Psychiatric Services reports including all appropriate clinical information for patients detained under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Review Board Liaison attends BC Criminal Code Review Board hearings for assigned patients, prepares evidence and witnesses, and liaises with the Review Board on behalf of the Person-in-Charge. The Review Board Liaison provides information and education, both formal and informal to all staff regarding theory and practice of all legal aspects of the BC Review Board and how this relates to practice within the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital utilizing advanced knowledge and expertise. This role works in close collaboration with the clinical team to ensure appropriate representation of clinical, legal and risk information in the official hospital report.

What you’ll do

  • Broad knowledge of Social Work theory and practice and trauma informed care and its application to the defined population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric disorders, medical and legal terminology, court-room procedures, therapeutic modalities, risk assessments, the BC Review Board, its procedures and practices, the Mental Health Act, the Mental Disorder provisions of the Criminal Code, the forensic services in BC, court dispositions and the Ministry of Health and BC Review Board directives pertinent to forensic patients. 
  • Broad knowledge of applicable legislation (i.e. Forensic Psychiatry Act, Criminal Code, Mental Health Act) and its application to the management of persons under the care of FPH, and demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of staff, Ministry of Health, Review Boards, the legal system, related agencies and patients, and to create required reports and correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public in often contentious situations.
  • Proven decision making, planning, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and coach clients and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and plan for the education and learning needs of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize strong critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills when making decisions, resolving issues/conflict.

What you bring

  • Master of Social Work degree from an accredited School of Social Work including relevant graduate level mental health courses and mental health practicum plus three (3) years' recent, related experience in forensic mental health, and including one (1) year's experience developing, implementing and/or delivering education services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW).

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.

Temporary with End Date (12 months) or until Single Site Directive is removed in order to comply with PHO Orders.

Temporary Full Time (until September 21, 2021)
$36.27/hr - $45.25/hr
70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Hours of Work: 0830-1630
Requisition #98054


What we do 


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

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.