Team Leader | Mental Health & Substance Use

Position Summary

An exciting Permanent Full Time opportunity is now available for a Team Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use at the Vernon Addiction Services in Vernon, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced mental health professional with experience in a leadership capacity and with the ability to form strong relationships to join our team.

What Will You Work On?

A team leader with community Mental Health & Substance Use is responsible for the day to day operation and clinical supervision of staff in the specific programs. The team lead will provide program support, liaise with community partners and mentor and support clinical staff in the program.

In collaboration with the Program Manager, the Team Leader is also responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of clinical practice to ensure quality client care outcomes. Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the program and supervises staff by ensuring appropriate levels of staffing are maintained, evaluates staff performance by writing, signing and conducting performance appraisals, provides consultation and supervision to clinical staff, assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs for clients and their families as directed by the Program Manager, provides clinical expertise and ongoing in service education to the staff in acquiring and maintaining clinical competence, and provides clinical expertise and ongoing in service education to the staff in acquiring and maintaining clinical competence.

Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

How Will You Make 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.

Mental health professionals are able to improve the outlook for people who may feel hopeless and lost as well as improve the navigation of services for families.

How Will We Help You Grow?

The Team Leader will be a part of a supportive team and will have the opportunity to develop knowledge of all community based Mental Health & Substance Use services. In addition, the team lead will have the opportunity to support a larger vision of substance use services. There is ongoing opportunity to mentorship and education.

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.


Education, Training, and Experience:

A Master’s Degree (from an accredited educational institution) in a social or behavioral science field relevant to the position.

Four years recent related experience including experience in individual, family and group modalities of practice in the clinical specialty of the assigned area.

One year recent experience in a leadership capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC driver’s license.

**Please upload copy of Master's Degree and valid DL.


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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