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Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Counselling & Treatment Clinician
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
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Competition #:01472218
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
Department:KEM MHSU O/P SER-ADULT
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$34.95 - $43.58
Close Date:DECEMBER 13, 2020*
Comments:**We kindly request that you attach all relevant documentation to your application**

Position Summary

We have a Casual opportunity for a Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Counselling & Treatment Clinician to join our high functioning and well integrated mental health and substance use team in Kelowna, BC.

The MHSU Counselling & Treatment Clinician functions as a member of the larger Integration and Strategic Services health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team. The position provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination, and as required, urgent response to the most complex clients, frequently with co-occurring disorders, who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The MHSU Counselling & Treatment Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

This is an outreach position and the typical duties and responsibilities include:
• Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of services designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
• 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 the client’s admission to acute care and discharge planning and follow up after an admission to a hospital unit or emergency department.
• Documents assessments, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes.
• Provides consultation and shares information with community agencies and the public about mental illness and mental health and/or substance use services, promoting good public relations and facilitating efficient and cooperative relationships.
• Delivers and participates in in-service and other educational programs as required.


The ideal candidate will be reasonably available to work rotating days from 08:00 to 16:00 (including weekends).


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!
 
Qualifications

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

Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

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