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Rural Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician | ASTAT

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a permanent full time Rural Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Clinician to join the Mental Health Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) team at the Osoyoos Health Centre in beautiful Osoyoos, B.C.

Salary Range:

Effective April 1, 2024, the pay scale for this position is $42.27 to $52.81

What we offer:

• Competitive salary and an attractive remuneration package
• Career Growth
• Employer paid training/education
• Employer paid vacation (per collective agreement)
• Medical Service Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended Health & Dental coverage
• Contribution to Municipal Pension Plan
• Balanced lifestyle

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have strong assessment and treatment skills and possess a human caring and relationship centred approach to practice.

What will you work on?

As the successful candidate, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults and elderly persons with serious mental disorders and/or substance use problems and co-occurring impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life, have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use disorders, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.

The primary duties include, at the advanced practice level, intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, short term individual and group psychotherapy, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals. Duties include urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers, and the coordination of services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.

Scheduling Information:

Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

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 a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong skills and a work environment that supports and promotes psychological health & safety for all. We offer the opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

If you enjoy working as part of a team and are confident working in a rural setting, we would love to hear from you! 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 a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC driver’s license.

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Upload your resume, cover letter (if Out of Province indicate if you are relocating to the area and when)
• Upload a copy of your Master’s Degree
• Upload copy of your Driver’s License (Class V)


Effective April 1, 2024, the pay scale for this position is $42.27 to $52.81

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) 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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