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Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Substance Use Worker

Apply Now Job ID 1678436 Date posted 03/03/2022
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE (MHSU) SUBSTANCE USE WORKER
Community :PRINCETON
Facility :PRINCETON GENERAL HSPTL
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

Who Are We Looking For?
Put your assessment and treatment skills to the test and come join the hardworking team at Princeton General Hospital. We are currently hiring a Casual Mental Health and Substance Use Worker to join our team!

What Will You Work On?

This position will support the interdisciplinary Mental Health and Substance Use team in Princeton and will provide case management and clinical support for adults with problematic substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental illness. This position also works closely with partners across the community to provide wrap-around services for clients.

Some typical duties:

• 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.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30. This is a casual position which means hours of work are not guaranteed. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.

How Will You Create Impact?

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

How Will We Help You Grow?

An abundance of opportunity! Grow your career with Interior Health and take advantage of the work life balance that living in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia provides! Eligible employees receive a comprehensive extended health and dental benefits, minimum 4 weeks paid vacation to start (for full time), Group Life Insurance, Municipal Pension Plan, and much more! We strive 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.

Come and join us! Apply today!

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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position, plus 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.
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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.

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