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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ELDERLY SERVICES WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1255996 Date posted 05/15/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ELDERLY SERVICES WORKER
Community :KAMLOOPS
Facility :LANSDOWNE CENTRE
Status :RELIEF PART TIME (0.80 FTE)
Position Summary

Landsdowne Centre in Kamloops is looking for a relief part time Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Elderly Services Worker. The MHSU Elderly Services Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for older individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

The MHSU Elderly Services Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and is a member of a specific Mental Health multi-disciplinary team. This position’s role is to ensure that elderly persons with serious mental health problems, made more complex by age related issues, have access to timely, responsive, evidence-based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. Using knowledge of geriatric psychiatry and the aging process, the Elderly Services Worker provides geriatric mental health assessment, treatment, case management, community support, and as required, urgent response to clients who may, in addition to mental illness, also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life.

Shifts are Tuesday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 with Mondays, weekends and statutory holidays off. This relief part time position is scheduled to end July 31, 2019 or return of the incumbent.

If you are motivated to be challenged professionally, this is the move for you. Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow and where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!


Qualifications

Bachelor 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 elderly mental health services environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

** Working knowledge of pertinent acts i.e. Mental Health Act, Guardianship Act, and Patients’ Property Act is considered an asset.
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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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