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Case Worker - Assertive Community Treatment - 12311   View Full Job Description

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Close Date
Open Until Filled
Collective Agreement
Health Science Professionals
City
Campbell River http://www.viea.ca/doing-business-on-vancouver-island/regions--communities
Facility
Campbell River Mental Health & Addiction Services
Department/Work Area
MCN Campbell River ACT
Shift Start Time/End Time
As Required
Days Off
Rotating
Job Type
Casual
Salary Range
$28.27 - $35.25
Multi-Site
No
Date employee Required
Immediately
Does the position require a criminal record check?
Yes
Travel May Be Required
Yes

  Job Description

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Vancouver Island Health Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator or designate, works within the organization's framework and standards, and a rehabilitation/recovery harm reduction focused model, as a member of a interdisciplinary treatment team, the Case Worker provides assessment, intervention, treatment, outreach and/or detoxification and/or recovery consultation and referral for clients experiencing mental health and/or alcohol & drug addiction problems and their caregivers/families.  Travel may be a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirement s of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.


  Qualifications

A. Education, Training and Experience

Baccalaureate Degree in a health related discipline from an approved post-secondary institution.  Recognised post basic education related to mental illness and/or alcohol and drug addiction; up to two (2) years recent related experience; an understanding of mental health and alcohol and drug addiction issues; substance misuse assessments, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies, the change process, and community dynamics; knowledge of applicable legislation, such as Mental Health and Child Protection legislation; knowledge of available programs and services, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering services in the community; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Valid BC Driver's License.

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated competence in the treatment of addiction and mental illness congruent with VIHA's framework and standards within a rehabilitation/recovery, harm-reduction focused model;
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem solving and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated judgment, good observation and client assessment skills, tact and empathy in working with addiction clients.
  • Work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Promote positive change and independence.
  • Prioritize and organize workload.
  • Ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Operate a personal computer with a variety of Windows based software.
  • Foster good public relations.
  • Operate related equipment.