Interior Health is hiring a relief full time Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) Worker to join our progressive Mental Health & Substance Use Opioid Agonist Team at the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
This relief position is until July 2, 2024 or return of the incumbent.
What does a day in your work life look like?
This position supports OAT services including conducting initial assessments, minor case management and supporting doctors.
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.
Shifts times are from 08:00 to 20:00 hours. Rotating Mon-Sat; closed Sun & 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.
About the Team
Our team of professionals is very supportive of each other; you never feel alone in your job, as there is such a diversity of experience and knowledge that is shared all around. People really look after each other and this makes it a great team and a great place to work.
If you are passionate about making a positive impact on members of your community, apply today.
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. We are committed to provide each person with a customized orientation to make the person feel welcome and supported throughout the initial onboarding and work life at IH.
If you would like to join an engaged, collaborative team of healthcare professionals and value work-life balance, we have what you are looking for. Come and join our team….Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position (i.e. Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health, etc.).
• Two years’ recent related experience in an alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current valid BC driver’s license.
**Please upload copy of Bachelors 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 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.