A relief full time opportunity exists for a Mental Health Clinician come and join the welcoming mental health clinical staff at the Lansdowne Mental Health Centre in Kamloops, B.C. This relief is until December 29, 2023 or return of the incumbent.
Interior Health and our partner agencies provide a range of mental health and substance use services for all ages. We strive to ensure that our services are welcoming of all peoples, gender identities, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a self-directed candidate with past and/or current counselling experience, group facilitation experience, good working knowledge and experience in Mental Health & Substance Use, and general competency in concurrent disorders. The successful candidate will have extensive understanding and knowledge of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the client, their family and their community. The successful candidate will also have extensive knowledge of Indigenous communities and resources, ideally those in the Thompson area.
What will you work on?
The Counselling & Treatment 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 with serious acute mental health problems and / or problematic substance use issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based short term treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.
The Counselling & Treatment 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 Counselling & Treatment 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, 12:00 to 20:00 hours and days of work are M/T/W/F 8:30-1600 Thursday 12:00-2000 hours.
About this location/unit
Lansdowne Centre is one of Interior Health’s Mental Health Centres which provide many services including adult community support, adult short-term assessment and treatment, community residential programs, geriatric programs, crisis intervention, day and outpatient programs, addictions counselling, concurrent disorders services, group therapy, peer support, and after-hours mental health support.
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. We strive to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you.
If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, 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 (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.
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.