Seniors Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Worker

Seniors Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Worker

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 10, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Penticton, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :PENTICTON
Position Summary

A relief full time opportunity exists for a Seniors Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Worker at the Penticton Health Centre until March 31, 2022 or the return of incumbent.

The Seniors Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Worker functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that elderly persons with serious mental health problems made more complex by age related issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. Using knowledge of geriatric psychiatry and the aging process, the Seniors MHSU Worker provides geriatric mental health assessment, treatment, case management, community support, and as required, urgent response to clients who may, in addition to mental illness, also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Seniors MHSU Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for older individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shift types for this position are days from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!


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 elderly mental health services environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

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