We are currently seeking a casual Community Mental Health Worker 2 to join our Mental Health Substance Use/injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (iOAT) department located at the Outreach Urban Health Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
What will you work on?
This position will support iOAT (injectable opioid agonist treatment) services in Kelowna. iOAT is an evidence based treatment intervention for people with severe opioid use disorder (OUD) who have been refractory to treatment with oral opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Injectable treatment has been demonstrated to have increased retention to care, decrease in illicit opioid use, and increased quality of life. It is part of the continuum of care when treating people with OUD.
The service requires that doses be administered in structured, supervised clinical setting, with sterile supplies and in clean and safe conditions, under supervision of qualified staff trained to intervene in the event of an adverse event or emergency. The position will be part of a team that provides multidisciplinary care where individuals receive, as needed and appropriate, primary care, mental health care, and psychosocial services including housing and employment support.
The Community Mental Health Worker 2 functions as a part of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) multi-disciplinary specialized team whose purpose is to ensure that persons with severe and persistent mental health problems and/or substance use disorders have access to timely, responsive, evidence based psychosocial rehabilitation across the continuum of available services.
Shifts of work are rotating days & evenings; 09:30 to 21:00 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, competitive 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.
If you are passionate about mental health and substance use work and meet our qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 12
• Diploma in a field relevant to the position
• Two years recent related experience working with the assigned client population(s) experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Current valid B.C. Driver’s License
Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of mental health issues and treatment in the assigned client population(s)
Working knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness in the assigned client population(s)
Working knowledge of community, social and health resources
Ability to demonstrate and assist client with development of health life skills
Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, and use non-violent crisis intervention techniques
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
Ability to instruct
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to analyze and resolve problems
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
Ability to operate related equipment including proficiency in relevant computer applications
Please attach copies of required certificates and copy of 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 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.