Social Worker (Master’s) | Mental Health Substance Use

Position Summary

Interior Health has a casual opportunity for a Master’s Level Social Worker to work within community Mental Health and Substance Use teams located at the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
Depending on team, shifts may include work over days, evenings and weekends. Shifts are scheduled in advance and/or short call.

What will you work on?

The Social Worker provides clinical social work services to patients and families within the assigned MHSU specialty area. The Social Worker functions as a member of the larger 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 Social Worker provides, at the advanced practice level, social work assessment, psychosocial assessments, treatment, service coordination, education discharge planning, 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 Social Worker acts as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shifts are scheduled Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30; 09:00 to 17:00; 10:00 to 18:00 hours.

This is a casual opportunity which means no guaranteed hours but under the collective agreement there are minimum hours to comply. Some advantages of being casual:

- Priority access to internal postings
- Choose when you want to work
- Opportunities to work in multiple areas
- 12.6% in lieu of vacation/stats

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.

Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Master's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work.

Two (2) years recent, related clinical experience in a mental health treatment setting.

Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Valid British Columbia driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

**Please attach copy of Master's degree, BCCSW registration 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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$40.53 - $50.62

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