We have a permanent full time opportunity for a Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Clinician to join our high functioning and well-integrated MHSU Youth Day Treatment team with the Kamloops Mental Health team in Kamloops, B.C
Who are we looking for?
The clinician will have a strong understanding of substance use and its effects, adolescent cognitive, social, emotional, interpersonal development, and are trained to utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills coupled with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, group facilitation techniques, experiential education techniques, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessment and intervention.
What Will You Work On?
This position will support Youth Substance Use Counselling and Treatment. This service will focus on psychosocial interventions and connections for youth aged 12-24 (with priority to youth from 12-18) and their families, with a biopsychosocial-spiritual frame for youth with moderate to severe substance use concerns.
The Substance Use 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 ensure that persons experiencing substance use problems/disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. The Substance Use Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination and, as required, urgent response to the most complex clients, frequently with co-occurring disorders, who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Substance Use Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.
How Will You Create 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.
How Will We Help You Grow?
An abundance of opportunity! Grow your career with Interior Health and take advantage of the work life balance that living in the Interior of British Columbia provides!
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:
Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.
Two (2) 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.
**Please upload copies of Master’s degree and 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 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.