Job title :MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE (MHSU) ASTAT CLINICIAN
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary
The Penticton Health Centre is looking for a casual Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment Clinician to join its team of Community Integrated Health Services Professionals.

The successful applicant will have experience in working with individuals with addictions, and have strong knowledge of specific treatment approaches to counselling individuals with substance use issues. For this position, the successful candidate will be working with youth concurrent disorders. The MSHU ASTAT Clinician may be required to provide relief for Counselling and Treatment Services (ASTAT), Substance Use Support Recovery Housing, and Substance Use Day Treatment programs at multiple sites.

Community Health Centres offer a variety of services in one location. Types of services delivered depend on patient needs and on whether comparable services are available nearby. Community Health Centres do not have acute care beds, but may provide: basic laboratory and radiology; urgent care; outpatient ambulatory care; community services; long term residential care services; and/or on-site doctors’ offices.

The Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician functions as a member of a specific Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) multi-disciplinary team, and 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, which may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• 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.
• Documents assessments, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes.
• Maintains broad knowledge of developments in their profession and clinical area.
• Provides consultation and shares information with community agencies and the public about mental illness and mental health and/or substance use services.

Days of work for this position are Monday to Friday and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

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

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:

Masters 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.

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