as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator or designate, works within the organization's framework and standards, and a rehabilitation / recovery harm reduction focused model, as a member of a interdisciplinary treatment team, the Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor - Addiction Services provides assessment, intervention, treatment, outreach and / or detoxification and / or recovery consultation and referral for clients experiencing mental health and alcohol & drug addiction problems and their caregivers / families.
Travel may be a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirement s of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Education, Training And Experience
Baccalaureate Degree in a health related discipline from an approved post-secondary institution.
an understanding of mental health and alcohol and drug addiction issues; substance misuse assessments, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies, the change process, and community dynamics.
Knowledge of applicable legislation, such as Mental Health and Child Protection legislation. Knowledge of available programs and services, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering services in the community.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's License.
Skills And Abilities