Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Worker | Complex Care Housing

Position Summary

We are currently in search of a term specific part time (0.75 FTE) Mental Health and Substance Use Worker to join the MHSU Complex Care Housing team at the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna, B.C.

This term specific full time position is until July 4, 2023.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be someone who understands principles of harm reduction and trauma informed care. Someone who has worked with people with mental health and substance use clients.

What will you work on?

This is a brand new position with the new Complex Care Housing team. The MHSU Worker and Complex Care Housing team will be supporting people who are chronically under-housed, who live with mental health and substance use disorders. The staff will conduct mental status exams, help people with their activities of daily living, and support them in learning how to live in a home again. They will provide harm reduction services and they will work with the clients and support them in their care plans and life goals.

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 17:54 hours.

How will you create an impact?

The Complex Care Housing program is a brand new program and it is an opportunity for the team to help develop the roles and provide feedback for opportunities for improvement.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary and 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 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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