Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 30, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $31.36 - $39.10 - Per Hour
Location Trail, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker

Competition #: 01427911
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Department: TRC MH ASTAT(COUNS & TX)
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $31.36 – $39.10


Position Summary
An exciting casual opportunity is now available for a Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker to join our team. We are seeking an experienced and independent mental health professional with critical thinking skills to join our team.

The Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults with serious mental disorders and/or substance use have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. The program serves the adult and elderly population that experiences mental health disorders or substance use and impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, bizarre behavior, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.

The primary duties include intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals. Duties include urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers to identify educational needs for the community and subsequent strategies to address these needs, and to coordinate services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.

Casual shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis from Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:30.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Bachelor’s Degree in a Health, Behavioural or Social Science related field, from an accredited university.

Two (2) years recent related experience in a community mental health and/or substance use setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC driver’s license

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

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