We are currently seeking a casual Community Mental Health Worker 2 to join our Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) team at the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
This position is with our Early Psychosis Intervention team. Candidate should have experience working with youth; experience with early psychosis intervention is preferred.
What will you work on?
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; 09:00 to 17:00 hours.
About this location/unit
Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Team is an evidence based, specialized, holistic and recovery based approach to providing services to individuals and their families/partners in care affected by first episode psychosis or at risk of experiencing psychosis.
Our goal is to notice the signs of psychosis early and provide support and treatment as soon as possible.
We strive to improve services for young people, and their families, who are in the early stages of psychosis. The program bridges youth and adult mental health services, as well as the hospital and community.
About the Team
Our team of professionals are 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 work.
How will we help you grow?
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. We also offer continuous education opportunities.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer an exceptional competitive wages and 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
**Please upload required diploma(s) 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.