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Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician

Position Summary

Put your Mental Health and Substance Use skills to the test and come join the welcoming Mental Health and Substance Use staff at the South Similkameen Health Centre/Keremeos in B.C.

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is looking for an experienced permanent full time Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician. We are looking for a Clinician who is self-directed, independent, and has good understanding of Mental Health complex issues. This is a challenging but rewarding position requiring the Clinician to work with people who have Mental Health and/or Substance Use concerns in the area.

If you are strong in your intake and assessment skills and can provide care for clients with, for example, depression, anxiety, suicidal idealization and substance use, we would love to hear from you!

The Interior Health Mental Health & Substance Use Programs’ purpose is to restore, preserve and promote good mental health through sustainable and accountable practices.

Our team in the Princeton and Keremeos area also includes an ACSS Nurse, a Senior’s Mental Health Nurse, an Addictions Worker, and a Support Worker.

What will you work on?

The primary job duties include, at the advanced practice level, intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, short term individual and group psychotherapy, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals.

Day-to-day duties comprise urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers, and the coordination of services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.

Shift types are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

If you are a dynamic, experienced clinician, motivated to be challenged professionally, have excellent interpersonal skills and aspire to create long term roots in a small town setting, this is the move for you.

We offer excellent benefits and opportunities to maximize your skills. Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow and where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.

Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC driver’s license.


Effective April 1, 2023, the pay scale for this position is $40.53 to $50.62.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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