Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Worker – Williams Lake, B.C.

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Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Worker – Williams Lake, B.C.

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 17, 2020
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $31.36 - $39.10 - Per Hour
Location Williams Lake, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Worker – Williams Lake, B.C.

Competition #: 01452462
Employee Type: RELIEF PART TIME (0.80 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Hourly Wage: $31.36 – $39.10
Close Date: NOVEMBER 15, 2020*


Position Summary
An exciting temporary part full time opportunity is now available for a Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker in Williams Lake. We are seeking an experienced and independent mental health professional with critical thinking skills to join our team. The term for this position is until October 25 2021 or return of incumbent.

The Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Worker functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults with serious mental disorders and/or substance use have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. The program serves the adult and elderly population that experiences mental health disorders or substance use and impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, bizarre behavior, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.

The primary duties include intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals. Duties include urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers to identify educational needs for the community and subsequent strategies to address these needs, and to coordinate services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday; shift times are 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

The community of Williams Lake ( is located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranchland in the heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Region of British Columbia. As the largest city in the area, it serves as a business, industrial and service hub for outlying communities and provides employment opportunities in the forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. Home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, this former “cowtown” has grown into a vibrant city that offers its residents a comfortable blend of urban living and western charm. Williams Lake offers four distinct seasons, which fosters a large host of sporting possibilities.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!

Bachelor’s Degree in a Health, Behavioural or Social Science related field, from an accredited university.
Two (2) years recent related experience in a community mental health and/or substance use setting; 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

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