We are currently in search of a permanent full time Mental Health and Substance Use Worker to join the MHSU Homelessness team at the Merritt Health Centre in beautiful Merritt, B.C.
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?
This position will support peer coordination in Chase, Ashcroft, Lillooet and Merritt. The Peer Coordinator facilitates the inclusion and engagement of people with lived and living experience of substance use in the planning and delivery of IH substance use services.
Responsibilities include Peer role development, recruitment, orientation, coaching, honorarium payments, Peer capacity building at Interior Health (IH) and in community, and integration support into various MHSU teams.
The Substance Use Worker 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 Worker provides assessment, treatment, service coordination, and as required, urgent response to clients who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Substance Use Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Shift types are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.
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.
At Interior Health, we’re all about giving people room to grow; room to impact; room to make a significant, personal contribution; and room to make a difference in the lives of others.
Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor 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 an alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current valid B.C. driver’s license.
**Please upload copy Bachelor’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.