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Mental Health & Addictions Clinician - First Nations (full Time)

Full Time
**This position qualifies for a Relocation Incentive**

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, and in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority and First Nations communities; the Mental Health & Addiction Clinician provides comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families.

Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health & Addiction Clinician provides direct psychosocial care, counselling and group work, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resources while facilitating client self-management. The Mental Health & Addiction Clinician is responsible for providing and developing services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of the identified population.

The Mental Health & Addiction Clinician is a member of the Mobile Support Team delivering outreach to First Nations communities by providing a continuum of services such as: prevention, promotion, and education; assessments and care planning for individuals and families; consultation on cultural and clinical interventions; and crisis response when communities are impacted by critical events. The position is to provide community development support as it relates to Mental Wellness with First Nations communities.

The Mental Health & Addiction Clinician is either a Social Worker who is registered with and practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW); or a Clinical Counsellor who is registered with and practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).


- Master’s Degree in Social Work or Clinical Counselling from an accredited university.

- Two (2) years’ recent related Mental Health & Addictions experience in clinical areas, services, and programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

- Eligible for registration with the relevant professional association.

- Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.

- Travel is a requirement of this position; and flexibility in relation to work schedules and locations may be required.

- Experience working with BC First Nations organizations and communities.

- Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations health in BC, particularly relative to mental wellness.

- Knowledge of theories, practices and principles relative to mental wellness, suicide prevention, and mental health emergency response, particularly relative to First Nations in BC, including the current programs and services available.

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