Mental Health & Addictions Clinician
Squamish - West Vancouver as needed
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN SQUAMISH - WEST VANCOUVER AS NEEDED
Due to COVID 19, the start date for the position will be determined thru Provincial Health Guidance.
- Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government
ABOUT THE SQUAMISH NATION
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Mental Health and Addictions Clinician is an experienced clinician, who preferably has experience working with First Nations communities, to provide assessment, triage, treatment and counselling for concurrent disorders. We are looking for someone who is flexible, creative, passionate and who takes a holistic approach to their work, has excellent social work or psychotherapeutic and counselling skills and can work collaboratively with the community and partners. 3+ years concurrent disorder experience is essential.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provides clinical assessment and treatment planning, concurrent screening, case formulation, goal setting, promotion of engagement and progress evaluation, prevention strategies and the sourcing of alternative or traditional healing methods to community members.
- Provides education and short-term individual and group therapy maintaining non-judgmental support relationships with clients including harm reduction approaches and cultural safety.
- Assesses community needs and collaborate with each member and family. Works collaboratively with the health department and other referral sources to provide treatment-planning information.
- Provides intake for mental health and substance use, developing a Wellness Plan with community members.
- Provides crisis counselling and consultation (as needed), including suicide risk assessment, family assessment and mental health assessment.
- Participates in interdisciplinary case management meetings for management of client mental health and substance use issues.
- Supports education and coordination of health and community programs and services by participating, developing and providing education services related to concurrent disorders.
- Documents accurate program and client records in our Electronic Medical Records system while maintaining strict confidentiality and privacy of information.
- Maintains professional relationships with other healthcare and community agencies and individuals.
- Maintains current knowledge and skills within the clinical field.
- Plans, implements and supports Community Health and Wellness and Departmental community events, groups and activities. Preparation for community events may involve setting up therefore must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Provides reporting to the Community Health and Wellness Manager regarding any challenges, barriers, service gaps and program development.
- Contributes cooperatively to the Squamish Nation Health and Wellness team to achieve position and department goals.
Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:
- Master's degree in an Allied Health Discipline (counselling and or Social Work), from an accredited post secondary institution.
- 3 plus years of recent related therapeutic clinical counselling experience, in a concurrent disorder, substance use or mental health program.
- Experience working in a First Nations environment is an asset.
- Working knowledge of community-based programs is an asset.
- Knowledge of computer-based data management programs and information systems, as well as medical records and point-of-interview technology.
- Experience as an intermediate level user of the Internet and Microsoft Office, Outlook (Email), Word, Excel, etc.
- Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
- Able to work evenings and weekends as required.
- Must be able to travel with BC regulated winter tires.
- A valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5.
- Must have access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets company policy.
- Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation policy.
The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.
Wage: $73,638 to $86,632 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.