Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring a Casual Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker to join our progressive MHSU team at the Community Health Services Centre in Kelowna B.C. If you have substance use experience, knowledge of harm reduction principles and experience working with clients with complex mental health and substance use disorders, apply today!

What will you work on?

The Substance Use Worker 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.

Shifts of work will be rotating days and evenings from 10:15 to 22:15.

How will you create impact?

The Substance Use Worker provides assessment, treatment, service coordination, and as required, urgent response to clients who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Substance Use Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

How Will We Help You Grow?

An abundance of opportunity! Grow your career with Interior Health and take advantage of the work life balance that living in the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia provides! Eligible employees receive a comprehensive extended health and dental benefits, minimum 4 weeks paid vacation to start (for full time), Group Life Insurance, Municipal Pension Plan, and much more! We strive to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Come and join us!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor 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.

Comments

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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca 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.

Competition #:

01728414

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

KELOWNA CHSC

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KEM MH SPRVSD CONSM SITE

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$31.99 - $39.98

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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