Mental Health and Substance Use Alcohol & Drug Worker
Interior Health Authority
Grand Forks, Canada
2d ago
source : CalgaryJobBoard.ca

Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. With more than 19,000 employees and nearly 1,600 physicians on our team, we are developing the future of health care through innovation and professional development.

Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, our beautiful region includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Vernon along with a multitude of rural communities such as Cranbrook, Golden, Ashcroft, and 100 Mile House.

Interior Health is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens with staff and physicians who are committed to teamwork and high quality patient care all playing an important part in our vision to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia....

Interior Health is hiring a permanent part time (0.5 FTE) Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Alcohol & Drug Worker to join our team in Grand Forks.

This position will help support the Health Authority’s Overdose Response as part of the Substance Use (SU) Connections Program.

The purpose of the position is to ensure individuals identified at a high risk of an overdose are linked to appropriate SU services in a timely manner.

Responsibilities may include completing comprehensive substance use assessments and treatment plans, connecting people with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) services and facilitating the continuity of treatment during the transition between being identified as at risk and being linked to services.

The A&D Worker provides assessment, treatment, service coordination, 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 A&D Worker functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities / therapies for individuals, groups of clients and / or their families.

Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Provides comprehensive bio / psycho / social services for persons experiencing substance use problems / disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems.
  • Provides intake, orientation, stabilization, and comprehensive mental health and substance use assessments.
  • Collaboratively plans treatment goals with the client; implements treatment plans and evaluating treatment outcomes.
  • Offers consultation, support, and education to families, informal supports, community agencies, and other health care providers involved.
  • Liaises with alcohol and drug residential treatment, withdrawal management, and supportive recovery resources following specialized assessment and referral protocols in order to assist clients in accessing local, regional, or provincial services as required.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Shifts of work will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 08 : 30 to 15 : 19.

    If this sounds like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Make a Difference. Love Your Work. Apply today!

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position (i.
  • e. Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health, etc.).

  • Two years’ recent related experience in an alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current valid BC driver’s license.
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