We are currently looking for a permanent full time Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Clinician to join the Mental Health and Substance Use Outreach team based out of the Kelowna Community Health & Services centre in Kelowna, B.C.
How you will make an impact?
The MHSU Substance Use Clinician functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team. As a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team your 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.
What will you work on?
This is a clinical counsellor who will provide individual counselling for Substance Use as well as run group programs with a Substance Use Focus.
The MHSU Substance Use Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination 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 MHSU Substance Use Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Shirt times and days of work are from Monday to Friday and shift times are from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
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.
If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
• Masters 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 a copy of your Masters 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.