Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor | EPI Program, MHSU Services

Position Summary

We are looking for a permanent part time (0.50 FTE) Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor to join the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Service within MHSU Department in East Kootenay Region in Cranbrook, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation professional to join an interdisciplinary mental health and substance use team. If you bring passion, enthusiasm, and energy we would love to hear from you!

What will you work on?

The EPI service is a multi-disciplinary team who provide evidence based, specialized, holistic and age and culturally safe interventions and supports for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing first episode of psychosis between the ages of 18 to 30 years and their families.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor:

• Assessing and evaluating client's vocational rehabilitation needs;
• Developing vocational rehabilitation plans based on individual preferences, needs and abilities;
• Collaborating with Case Managers and members of the multidisciplinary team to integrate vocational goals into mental health treatment plan;
• Providing vocational rehabilitation counselling to clients on an individual basis and in accordance with pertinent legislation and Interior Health’s policies;
• Conducting job development, direct marketing and job search activities in collaboration with community employers;
• Negotiating job accommodations and workplace agreements; and
• Advocating on behalf of the client in accomplishing their goals of returning to the workforce.

This position works Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday. Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

How Will We Help You Grow?

Abundance of opportunity lives here in Cranbrook and 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.

Love your work, apply today!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

Completion of a recognized Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program.

Two (2) year's recent related experience providing vocational rehabilitation counselling and job marketing/development to individuals with severe mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Eligibility for certification as a rehabilitation professional with a recognized association.

Appropriate valid BC 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 #:

01742791

Employee Type:

PERMANENT PART TIME (0.50 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

CRANBROOK MHSU UNIT

Location:

Cranbrook

Department:

CBC MHSU VOC REHAB (EPI)

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$31.99 - $39.98

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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