Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Worker |Treatment Support & Recovery (TSR)

Position Summary

We are hiring Casual MHSU Workers to join our Treatment Support & Recovery (TSR) team in Kelowna, B.C. The successful candidate(s) will have substance use experience to support the Substance Use Connections Team.

The Treatment, Support and Recovery Team (TSR) provides case management services for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness living in the community. Successful applicants must have experience assessing and treating Mental Health disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.

What Will You Work On?

The Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker functions as a member of the 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 severe and persistent mental health problems and/or problematic substance use issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

The Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker provides assessment, treatment, case management, community support 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 Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• As the primary contact with the client in the community, conducts ongoing assessments of the client’s condition and determines the client’s needs, including identifying early symptoms of relapse.
• Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of options designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
• Provides highly involved case management, counselling, and other forms of direct service, and directly provides or assists the clients to access services to deal with treatment and recovery issues such as: medication management, problem solving, crisis management, nutrition, physical health, money management, personal hygiene, household management, coping skills, education, vocational training, and interpersonal relationships.
• Arranges access to specialized services such as substance use, forensic/criminal justice, developmental disability, and acquired brain injury.
• Identifies the need for, and ensures or arranges transition plans are in place for clients transferring between levels of care, including involvement in discharge planning and follow up after an admission to a hospital unit or emergency department.
• Documents assessments, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes according to professional standards and established guidelines, policies and procedures which may include computerized records and databases.
• Establishes effective working linkages/relationships with all pertinent service providers such as community agencies, hospitals, residential care facilities, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists, to maximize treatment resources for clients.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

How Will You Create an Impact?

We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues. You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are at the centre of care.

Abundance of opportunity lives here in the Central Okanagan and with Interior Health! Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills.

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.


Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s 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 a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

**Please upload copies of your 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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