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Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker

Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker

Competition #: 01435192
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Facility: KELOWNA CHSC
Department: KEM MHSU OPIOID AGONIST
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $31.36 – $39.10
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary
We are currently looking for a casual Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker to join the Mental Health and Substance Use team based out of the Community Health & Services Centre in Kelowna.This position will be part of the Substance Use Outreach team and will be working with clients who have complex substance use and mental health issues and have difficulty accessing typical services. This position will focus on providing some case management and will work with newly referred individuals to ensure timely connection to services.

The Substance Use Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that persons experiencing substance use problems/disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. 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.

Casual shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30 and 12:00 to 20:00.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, 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 alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

• 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 [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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