Interior Health is seeking a permanent full time Rural Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Clinician for the Merritt Mental Health – Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) team.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have strong assessment and treatment skills and possess a human caring and relationship centred approach to practice.
What will you work on?
As the successful candidate, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults and elderly persons with serious mental disorders and/or substance use problems and co-occurring impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life, have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use disorders, substance dependence and concurrent disorders. The primary duties include, at the advanced practice level, intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, short term individual and group psychotherapy, 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, and the coordination of services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.
Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.
About this location/unit
Community Profile: The growing city of Merritt is located at the hub of the Coquihalla Highway system in Southern British Columbia. Merritt is the service centre for the Nicola Valley, with mining, forestry, agriculture, and summer tourism forming the community’s economic base. Mild winters and dry, sunny summers characterize the climate here supporting a variety of year-round recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking, golfing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Known as the “Country Music Capital of Canada,” Merritt attracts 100,000 visitors each year to the Merritt Mountain Music Festival.
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.
If you enjoy working as part of a team and are confident working in a rural setting, we would love to hear from 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.