In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
This position provides a platform for advance clinical interventions and ongoing consultation with primary care providers. Consultations include the recommendation of possible treatments and interventions to enhance quality of client care and outcomes.
The position provides advanced clinical practice and interventions relating to intake, assessment, crisis intervention, education, treatment, harm reduction consultation and referral for clients experiencing mental health, substance use and/or concurrent disorder problems and issues related to the social determinants of health.
This position consults extensively with primary care providers, and refers to community resources when necessary regarding the psychosocial and social determinants of mental health and substance use health aspects of the clients needs.
This position provides harm reductions services, immediate support, assessment and referral for clients in a trauma informed and culturally competent framework.
Master's Degree in a health related discipline from an approved post-secondary institution.
Minimum of two (2) years of recent related experience; recognised post basic education related to mental illness including experience with crisis intervention, urgent response, short-term therapy, and group psychotherapy or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
Significant understanding of mental health and substance use issues, substance use assessments, the change process, community dynamics and the impacts of the social determinants of health are essential. Knowledge of applicable legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Adult Guardianship Act is required. Experience working with primary care providers. A valid BC Driver's License is required.