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Mental Health & Substance Use Support Worker
Location:Nelson
Facility:NELSON HEALTH CENTRE
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Competition #:01298847
Employee Type:RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:NELSON HEALTH CENTRE
Department:NCC MH THERAPUETIC VOLUN
Reports To:MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$24.38 - $26.42
Close Date:SEPTEMBER 24, 2019*
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Position Summary

We are currently seeking a relief full time Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker to join our team at the Nelson Health Centre.

The MH&SU Support Worker provides life skills training, coaching, advocacy, information, and support services for clients experiencing mental health, behavioural and developmental problems in accordance with an established plan of care.

As a key member of the team, the MH&SU Support Worker provides interventions primarily focused on specific skills training and support needs of clients such as helping individuals to acquire relapse prevention, community adjustment, and employment skills. In line with psychosocial rehabilitation / recovery principles, the MH&SU Support Worker facilitates client empowerment and competency development within the four domains of psychosocial rehabilitation (personal life, education, leisure, and work). All rehabilitation and recovery oriented services are to be offered in a manner which respects individual strengths, interest, capacity, and choice. To maximize the opportunity for individual growth and independence, specific attention is given to issues related to skills transfer, generalization, and maintenance. As the client and team delineate various rehabilitation and support needs, the MH&SU Support Worker assists clients in identifying and working through the steps for success.

The MH&SU Support Worker monitors client goal attainment, proactively assists individuals in averting potential crises, and reports client status and progress to the Case Coordinator or the multidisciplinary team. Apart from specific rehabilitation outcomes, this includes such things as any noted reactions to medication.

The MH&SU Support Worker coordinates, plans, promotes, arranges, facilitates and evaluates specialized PSR programs such as Clubhouses, Supportive Housing, Vocational Support Programs, as required.

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30. This relief line will run until return of the incumbent (which may be up to two years).

Interior Health strives 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.

If you meet our qualifications and are passionate about mental health, apply today!
 
Qualifications

• Grade 12
• Diploma in a field relevant to the position (ie: community social services, rehabilitation)
• Two years recent related experience working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use problems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Food Safe Certificate
• Current valid BC Driver’s License

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT