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MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE ALCOHOL & DRUG WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1219930 Date posted 03/07/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE ALCOHOL & DRUG WORKER
Community :GRAND FORKS
Facility :BOUNDARY HEALTH CENTRE
Status :PERMANENT PART TIME (0.50 FTE)
Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring a permanent part time (0.5 FTE) Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Alcohol & Drug Worker to join our team in Grand Forks.

This position will help support the Health Authority’s Overdose Response as part of the Substance Use (SU) Connections Program. The purpose of the position is to ensure individuals identified at a high risk of an overdose are linked to appropriate SU services in a timely manner. Responsibilities may include completing comprehensive substance use assessments and treatment plans, connecting people with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) services and facilitating the continuity of treatment during the transition between being identified as at risk and being linked to services.

The A&D 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 A&D Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services for persons experiencing substance use problems/disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems.
• Provides intake, orientation, stabilization, and comprehensive mental health and substance use assessments.
• Collaboratively plans treatment goals with the client; implements treatment plans and evaluating treatment outcomes.
• Offers consultation, support, and education to families, informal supports, community agencies, and other health care providers involved.
• Liaises with alcohol and drug residential treatment, withdrawal management, and supportive recovery resources following specialized assessment and referral protocols in order to assist clients in accessing local, regional, or provincial services as required.
• 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.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Shifts of work will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 08:30 to 15:19.

If this sounds like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Make a Difference. Love Your Work. Apply today!


Qualifications

• 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.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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