Rural And Remote Adult Mental Health And Substance Use Worker

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Rural And Remote Adult Mental Health And Substance Use Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 16, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Cranbrook, BC
Category Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Relief Part Time Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker to join our team at Rocky Mountain Lodge in Cranbrook, B.C.. 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.

Shifts of work are Wednesday to Fridays with alternate Tuesdays from 09:00 to 16:30 until the return of incumbent (51.75 hours bi-weekly)

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

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