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Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Worker |Treatment, Support & Recovery (TSR)

Kelowna, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Position Summary
We are hiring a relief full time MHSU Worker to join our Treatment Support & Recovery (TSR) team in Kelowna, B.C. This relief position is until the return of the incumbent.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate(s) will have substance use experience to support the Substance Use Connections Team.

The Treatment, Support and Recovery Team (TSR) provides case management services for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness living in the community. Successful applicants must have experience assessing and treating Mental Health disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.

What we offer:

• Competitive salary and an attractive remuneration package
• Career Growth
• Employer paid training/education
• Employer paid vacation (per collective agreement)
• Medical Service Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended Health & Dental coverage
• Contribution to Municipal Pension Plan
• Balanced lifestyle

What Will You Work On?

The Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker functions as a member of the 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 persons with severe and persistent mental health problems and/or problematic substance use issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

The Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker provides assessment, treatment, case management, community support 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 Treatment, Support & Recovery Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• As the primary contact with the client in the community, conducts ongoing assessments of the client’s condition and determines the client’s needs, including identifying early symptoms of relapse.
• Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of options designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
• Provides highly involved case management, counselling, and other forms of direct service, and directly provides or assists the clients to access services to deal with treatment and recovery issues such as: medication management, problem solving, crisis management, nutrition, physical health, money management, personal hygiene, household management, coping skills, education, vocational training, and interpersonal relationships.
• Arranges access to specialized services such as substance use, forensic/criminal justice, developmental disability, and acquired brain injury.
• 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, policies and procedures which may include computerized records and databases.
• Establishes effective working linkages/relationships with all pertinent service providers such as community agencies, hospitals, residential care facilities, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists, to maximize treatment resources for clients.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Scheduling Information:

Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours. Days of work are Monday to Friday.

How Will You Create an Impact?

Joining our IH team presents an opportunity for you to not only advance your professional journey but also to make a tangible impact within our organization and the broader community we serve.

How Will We Help You Grow?

In addition to the comprehensive orientation tailored to your specific needs, we offer immediate support and access to a team of exceptional colleagues who are dedicated to your success. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are truly at the center of care. This collaborative approach ensures that you'll have the resources and support necessary to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care. Additionally, working alongside professionals from diverse backgrounds fosters a rich learning experience and encourages innovation as you collaborate to address the unique needs of each individual patient.

Our commitment to putting patients first ensures that you'll be part of a team that is passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong skills and a work environment that supports and promotes psychological health & safety for all. We offer the opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

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

Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position,

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

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

As part of your application, please ensure to:

• Upload your resume, cover letter (if Out of Province indicate if you are relocating to the area and when)
• Upload a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree
• Upload copy of your Driver’s License (Class V)


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