An exciting permanent full time opportunity is now available for a Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker in Williams Lake, B.C.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking an experienced and independent mental health professional with critical thinking skills to join our team. This is a substance use response role where the clinician will work closely with the crisis response nurse to provide the response to clients experiencing substance use diagnosis.
The teamwork will include community visits, ER visits, and liaising with all community providers so the individual should have excellent communication skills and ability to problem solve solutions with clients as well as have a client care focus, trauma informed lens and understand the importance of teamwork.
What will you work on?
The Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults with serious mental disorders and/or substance use have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. The program serves the adult and elderly population that experiences mental health disorders or substance use and impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, bizarre behavior, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.
The primary duties include intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals. Duties include urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers to identify educational needs for the community and subsequent strategies to address these needs, and to coordinate services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.
Shifts of work are Monday to Friday; shift times are 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
How will you create an impact?
Great opportunity to make a difference in a rural community, this is a role where you will grow your autonomous practice and the role is diverse and each day offers a new variety.
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.
If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in a Health, Behavioural or Social Science related field, from an accredited university.
Two (2) years recent related experience in a community mental health and/or substance use setting; 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.