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BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Screener, Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC), BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - Oliver, BC

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Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Screener
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Oliver, BC

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC's 10 provincial correctional facilities. We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen. Check out what it means to be apart of the CHS team HERE . Please indicated in your cover letter why you are interested in joining our team at Okanagan Correctional Centre!

What you'll do
  • Provide screening services by methods such as receiving and screening all newly admitted clients within 24 hours, assessing urgency and prioritizing new referrals in collaboration with the Health Care Manager and/or designates and BC Corrections officials.
  • Utilize a standardized approach for screening and assessing mental health and substance use concerns by administering evidence based tools as directed. Ensure that screening and assessment procedures are responsive to trauma caused by physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and the gender, sexual orientation/identity, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of the population, by methods such as conducting screening/assessment in the clients own language or arranging for an appropriately qualified interpreter; symptoms of mood, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder; evidence of recent injury; parenting status and skills; and administering gender-responsive assessments that query population-specific needs such as prenatal care and birth control practices
  • Initiate appropriate follow-up care and treatment for clients who have been identified to have a mental health and/or substance use concern by referring them for a more comprehensive assessment by other interdisciplinary team members.
  • Prepare pertinent documentation such as admission histories, progress notes or flagging of risk and/or security concerns. Participate in clinical meetings, and may be required to present new clients in rounds/case conferences, and/or provide input to the treatment team regarding strategies to support the inmate upon admission.
  • Collaborate with other team members and participate in educational programs by organizing group attendance, facilitating a feedback process and assisting with understanding of the physical and mental health care needs of the Corrections Health Services population.
  • Work with the Administrative Assistant to assure regular collection of statistics. Compiles summary reports and presents data as requested.

What you bring

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related allied heath discipline
  • Two (2) years recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use care setting working with offenders, forensic mental health patients and/or in secure health care settings or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the specific symptoms of major mental illnesses, substance use and/or concurrent disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.)

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time (1.00 FTE)
Wage: $42.27 - $52.81per hour
Location: 200 Enterprise Way, Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: 14:30-22:30 Monday - Friday
Requisition: #164502

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BCMental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of May 10, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a diverse range of mental health and substance use programs and services for people across B.C

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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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