Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Counselling & Treatment Clinician

Position Summary

Put your therapist skills to the test and come join the welcoming mental health clinical staff at Sparwood Health Centre in Sparwood, B.C.

We are looking for a relief full time Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Counselling & Treatment Clinician. This relief position will provide coverage until the return of the incumbent.

Who are we looking for?


We are seeking a candidate with past and/or current counselling experience, group facilitation experience, good working knowledge and experience in Mental Health & Substance Use, and general competency in concurrent disorders. As the role is one of therapist, the successful candidate should have the capability to think critically, work well under stress, have excellent communication skills, and generally work well with people who can be challenging.

What will you work on?

The Counselling & Treatment 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 with serious acute mental health problems and / or problematic substance use issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based short term treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

The Counselling & Treatment 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 Counselling & Treatment Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Scheduled shifts are Mondays to Fridays (08:30 to 16:30 hours) with weekends and statutory holidays off.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

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.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Qualifications

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 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 #:

01748368

Employee Type:

RELIEF FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

SPARWOOD HEALTH CENTRE

Location:

Sparwood

Department:

SPE MH ASTAT(COUNS & TX)

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$35.65 - $44.56

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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