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Apply Now Job ID 1337502 Date posted 11/22/2019
Community :KELOWNA
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

We are currently looking for a casual experienced Alcohol and Drug Worker to join the Kelowna Mental Health and Substance Use team. We are looking for someone with good understanding of supervised consumption services, knowledge of harm reduction principals and have the ability to work with clients with complex mental health and substance use disorders. Previous experience with the marginalized, homeless population would be an asset.

As the MHSU Alcohol & Drug worker, you will conduct assessments, facilitate group counselling sessions, and provide urgent response to clients who may have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational and social life. You will provide counselling, outreach work, case management services, and connect your clients with other services and housing. You will work in a rich learning environment dealing with complicated clients with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders that will challenge your counselling skills.

The shifts are 12 hours in duration – Midday to Midnight; the service operates Tuesday to Saturdays during days and evenings.

We have a supportive team environment and are looking for someone who is flexible, assertive, confident, and is comfortable working under pressure.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community! You'll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment, and will enjoy a stimulating organizational culture.

Don’ wait, make Interior Health your next best career destination! We’re all about giving people room-to-grow and room-to-make a significant difference in the lives of others. Come to a place where work-life-balance is as important to us as it is to you. Apply Today!


Education, Training and Experience:

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 alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license

**Please Note**
• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• 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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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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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