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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT WORKER

Apply Now Job ID 1298847 Date posted 09/10/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT WORKER
Community :NELSON
Facility :NELSON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Position Summary

We are currently seeking a relief full time Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker to join our team at the Nelson Health Centre.

The MH&SU Support Worker provides life skills training, coaching, advocacy, information, and support services for clients experiencing mental health, behavioural and developmental problems in accordance with an established plan of care.

As a key member of the team, the MH&SU Support Worker provides interventions primarily focused on specific skills training and support needs of clients such as helping individuals to acquire relapse prevention, community adjustment, and employment skills. In line with psychosocial rehabilitation / recovery principles, the MH&SU Support Worker facilitates client empowerment and competency development within the four domains of psychosocial rehabilitation (personal life, education, leisure, and work). All rehabilitation and recovery oriented services are to be offered in a manner which respects individual strengths, interest, capacity, and choice. To maximize the opportunity for individual growth and independence, specific attention is given to issues related to skills transfer, generalization, and maintenance. As the client and team delineate various rehabilitation and support needs, the MH&SU Support Worker assists clients in identifying and working through the steps for success.

The MH&SU Support Worker monitors client goal attainment, proactively assists individuals in averting potential crises, and reports client status and progress to the Case Coordinator or the multidisciplinary team. Apart from specific rehabilitation outcomes, this includes such things as any noted reactions to medication.

The MH&SU Support Worker coordinates, plans, promotes, arranges, facilitates and evaluates specialized PSR programs such as Clubhouses, Supportive Housing, Vocational Support Programs, as required.

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30. This relief line will run until return of the incumbent (which may be up to two years).

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum.

If you meet our qualifications and are passionate about mental health, apply today!


Qualifications

• Grade 12
• Diploma in a field relevant to the position (ie: community social services, rehabilitation)
• Two years recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Food Safe Certificate
• 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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