Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Clinician

Position Summary

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking a Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Clinician to join our Mental Health Team in Kelowna, B.C. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of related mental health and substance use experience in an alcohol and drug treatment environment. This position is part of our in house substance use counselling team.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, you will love working within our supportive and cohesive team environment. Apply today to join a great team!

What Will You Work On?

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, as well as within a client and family centered care model, the Substance Use Clinician functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that persons experiencing substance use problems/disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

The Substance Use Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination and, as required, urgent response to the most complex clients, frequently with co-occurring disorders, who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Substance Use Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

How Will You Create Impact?

As an Interior Health team member, the work you do will have an impact on a large scale. Working with the B.C. Government, we’re committed to supporting their ten-year plan to address mental health and substance use. Over the next 10 years, the Healthy Minds, Healthy People plan aims to:

1. Improve the mental health and well-being of the population.
2. Improve the quality and accessibility of services for people with mental health and substance use problems.
3. Reduce the economic costs to the public and private sectors resulting from mental health and substance use problems.

How Will We Help You Grow?

Abundance of opportunity lives here with Interior Health! Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.

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

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.


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 an alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.


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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$35.65 - $44.56

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