Interior Health is seeking an experienced Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Crisis Response Clinician | Child & Youth Mental Health to join us for a permanent full time position This position will serve the Northern Secwepemc community as a Child & Youth mental health counsellor/clinician. It will be based at the Three Corners Health Society within Williams Lake.
What will you work on?
This position is for a Child & Youth Mental Health counsellor/clinician - providing culturally appropriate services to clients within the Northern Secwepemc First Nation communities - engaging with appropriate culturally sensitive resources - providing culturally appropriate client assessments - preparing reports as required and recommending action plans to the Professional Practice Leader and Health Leads within the Northern Secwepemc communities - clinical counselling is a priority.
The 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 provide direct and indirect mobile crisis intervention and mental health clinical services in order to ensure that persons with serious mental health problems and/or problematic substance use or withdrawal management issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.
The Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, crisis response, assessment, suicide intervention, short term treatment planning, time limited case management and, as required, rapid 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 Clinician functions as a primary clinician for short periods of time utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Shifts of work will be Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30 with weekends and statutory holidays off.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have strong assessment and counselling skills and possess a human caring and relationship centred approach to practice.
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.
About this location/unit
The Interior Health Mental Health & Substance Use Services’ purpose is to restore, preserve and promote good mental health through sustainable and accountable practices.
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.
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.
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.