Rural Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Worker

Position Summary

Are you confident working in a Rural Adult Mental Health and Substance Use setting? Do you have capacity to be client-centred? Do you want a rewarding and meaningful career, one where you can be a part of a leading health organization?

Who are we looking for?

We are currently seeking a relief full time Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Worker for the Ashcroft and Lillooet Hospital & Health Centres. The ideal candidate will have strong assessment and treatment skills and possess a human caring and relationship-centered approach to practice.

This relief is until the return of the incumbent.

What will you work on?

The Rural and Remote Adult MHSU Worker functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. The team’s 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. This 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.

Shift types for this position are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours. This position will be expected to provide outreach to Ashcroft and Lillooet. Travel required as this position to cover MHSU in Lillooet.

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.

Make Interior Health your next best career destination! We’re all about giving people room-to-grow and room-to-make a significant difference in the lives of others. Come to a place where work-life-balance is as important to us as it is to you. 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.

* Previous experience includes Mental Health and Substance Use knowledge and clinical experience. Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient community experience/residential treatment centre experience preferred. Experience facilitating groups/individual counselling is an asset.

*Travel is required for this position.


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 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.

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