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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE URGENT RESPONSE WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1275938 Date posted 06/25/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE URGENT RESPONSE WORKER
Community :KAMLOOPS
Facility :LANSDOWNE CENTRE
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Urgent Response Worker to provide casual coverage for the MHSU Team in Kamloops working with the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team at King Street Center, Intensive Case Management, Connections, and the Safe Consumption Site.

The Urgent Response Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to provide direct and indirect mobile crisis intervention and mental health clinical services in order to ensure that persons with serious mental health problems and/or problematic substance use or withdrawal management issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

The Urgent Response Worker provides crisis response, assessment, suicide intervention, short term treatment planning, time limited case management and, as required, rapid 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 Urgent Response Worker functions as a primary clinician for short periods of time utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shifts of work will be scheduled on as-needed basis with shift times from Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30.

If you have strong assessment and treatment skills and possess a human caring and relationship centred approach to practice then we would like to hear from 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 a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

**Knowledge of harm reduction and concurrent disorders 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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