Mental Health And Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker

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Mental Health And Substance Use (MHSU) Substance Use Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 24, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Penticton, BC
Category Mental Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE (MHSU) SUBSTANCE USE WORKER
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME

Position Summary

Who Are We Looking For?
Put your assessment and treatment skills to the test and come join the hardworking Intensive Case Management Team at the Penticton Health Centre in Penticton, B.C. We are currently hiring a Permanent Full Time Substance Use Worker to join our team! Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30.

What Will You Work On?
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
• 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.

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 Kootenay Boundary 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!

**Important Note**
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply

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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