Community Mental Health Worker 2 – Kelowna Ioat

Community Mental Health Worker 2 – Kelowna Ioat

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 25, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Mental Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

We are currently seeking a permanent time (0.68 FTE) Community Mental Health Worker 2 to join our team at the Community Health Services Centre in Kelowna, B.C.

This position will support iOAT (injectable opioid agonist treatment) services in Kelowna. iOAT is an evidence based treatment intervention for people with severe opioid use disorder (OUD) who have been refractory to treatment with oral opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Injectable treatment has been demonstrated to have increased retention to care, decrease in illicit opioid use, and increased quality of life. It is part of the continuum of care when treating people with OUD.

The service requires that doses be administered in structured, supervised clinical setting, with sterile supplies and in clean and safe conditions, under supervision of qualified staff trained to intervene in the event of an adverse event or emergency. The position will be part of a team that provides multidisciplinary care where individuals receive, as needed and appropriate, primary care, mental health care, and psychosocial services including housing and employment support.

The Community Mental Health Worker 2 functions as a part of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) multi-disciplinary specialized team whose purpose is to ensure that persons with severe and persistent mental health problems and/or substance use disorders have access to timely, responsive, evidence based psychosocial rehabilitation across the continuum of available services.

Shifts of work are rotating days & evenings; 09:00 to 17:00 and 12:00 to 20:00.

If you are passionate about mental health and substance use work and meet our qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

• 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.


• Grade 12
• Diploma in a field relevant to the position
• Two years recent related experience working with the assigned client population(s) experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current valid B.C. Driver’s License

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