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Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Alcohol and Drug Clinician

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 26, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.26 - $42.73 - Per Hour
Location Nelson, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Alcohol and Drug Clinician

Competition #: 01378784
Employee Type: PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Facility: NELSON HEALTH CENTRE
Department: NCC MHSU O/P SER-ADULT
Reports To: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $34.26 – $42.73
Close Date: APRIL 30, 2020*
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Position Summary
Put your Mental Health and Addictions Counseling skills to the test and come join the MHSU team at the Nelson Health Centre. We are looking for an experienced, Alcohol and Drug Clinician who enjoys working within a multi-disciplinary team environment and providing clinical leadership. This is a permanent full time position.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced Alcohol and Drug Counselor looking for a work/life balance, we want to hear from you!

The Alcohol and Drug Clinician ensures that persons experiencing substance use problems/disorders or concurrent substance use and mental health problems have access to timely, responsive, evidence-based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. The Alcohol and Drug Clinician 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 Alcohol and Drug Clinician 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:
• Provides in-depth diagnostic assessments using the DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria
• Brings advanced practice to the team through case conferencing, modeling and team education
• Interprets the results of the assessment to identify the primary issues and stage of change and collaborates planning therapeutic treatment goals with the client
• Implements treatment plans and evaluating treatment outcomes
• Facilitate clients use of appropriate community resources by keeping knowledgeable about other services
• Establishes effective working linkages/relationships with all pertinent service providers
• Offers consultation, support, and education to families, informal supports, community agencies, and other health care providers involved with Mental Health and Substance Use clients
• Provides assertive or planned outreach services as required
• Acts as a mentor to guide the clinical experience of assigned staff and students

The Alcohol and Drug Clinician works Monday to Friday (08:30 to 16:30 hours) with weekends and statutory holidays off. There is a small amount of travel in this role to outlying areas to provide clinical services to clients in their homes. A valid BC Driver’s License is necessary. Access to Interior Health’s fleet vehicle(s) is available or the successful candidate may use their own vehicle.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health including Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, and Physiotherapist services, plus Life Insurance.

Community Profile: Located on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains, is the picturesque community of Nelson (population 9,804). Lush parks, colourful gardens and over 350 heritage buildings give the City of Nelson a unique charm. Known as “City of the Arts,” Nelson has been consistently ranked as the number one small town arts community in Canada. Residents enjoy a wide range of leisure pursuits including arts and cultural festivals as well as outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and golf. As the season’s turn, the award winning terrain and abundant snow make for world class skiing and winter adventures. Forestry, mining and tourism are the primary industries in the area.

If you are passionate about the work you do and are looking for a rewarding career and great work/life balance, contact us today! At Interior Health we are all about giving people room-to-grow and room-to-make a significant difference in the lives of others.

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:

Master’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 an alcohol and drug treatment environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Training in Addictions Counseling or Motivational Therapy is an asset.
Current valid BC driver’s license.

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

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