Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Crisis Response Worker – Salmon Arm, B.C.

Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Crisis Response Worker – Salmon Arm, B.C.

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 2, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Salmon Arm, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE (MHSU) CRISIS RESPONSE WORKER – SALMON ARM, B.C.
Community :SALMON ARM
Facility :SALMON ARM HEALTH CENTRE
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary

Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Crisis Response Worker

Interior Health is seeking a casual Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Crisis Response Worker to join the Mental Health Crisis Response team in Salmon Arm.

The Crisis Response Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to provide direct and indirect mobile crisis intervention and mental health clinical services. The Crisis Response Worker provides crisis response, assessment, suicide intervention, short term treatment planning, time limited case management and, as required, rapid 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 Crisis Response Worker functions as a primary clinician for short periods of time utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
• While directly involved with the client, conducts follow up assessments of the client’s condition and determines the client’s needs.
• Provides comprehensive short term bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of services designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
• Provides short term case management, supportive counseling, and other forms of direct service, and directly provides or assists the clients to access services to deal with treatment and recovery issues.
• Arranges access to specialized services.
• Identifies and responds to the need for involvement in discharge planning and follow up after an admission to a hospital unit or emergency department.
• Provides a quick response to individuals who present as “walk in” clients.
• Identifies and responds to the need for 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.
• Establishes effective working linkages/relationships with all pertinent service providers.

Shifts of work are rotating days and evenings; 09:00 to 17:00, 13:30 to 21:30, 10:00 to 18:00.

If you have strong assessment and treatment skills and possess a relationship centered approach to practice then we would like to hear from you. Apply today.

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.

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

Current valid BC driver’s license.

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