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MHSU Clinician, Masters - Community Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Full Time
2 days ago

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We are currently seeking a dedicated MHSU Clinician to join the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic, located in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Build on your experience as you:
    •Provides treatment and support for complex situations to clients and natural supports including people in crisis, collaborating with them to develop and implement recovery-oriented treatment options and plans; provides comprehensive case consultation and follow-up support on treatment decisions in collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members; supports the development/maintenance of abilities related to activities of daily living, discharge and transition of care. •Provides short term brief interventions, follow-up, monitoring, and evaluating treatment outcomes as required. •Provides individual and group therapy, and family support, using a variety of interviewing, supportive counseling, and assessment methods. Shares responsibility amongst the team for distributed workload to manage cases, formulate recovery plans and goals, crisis intervention, assist with home visits, run groups, and outreach to clients as required. •Supports the intake process and assesses client needs by performing initial screening of referrals from other health care providers/agencies, family members, physicians and other sources. Determines priority of care, client eligibility, availability of resources, service priorities, type and level of care required and appropriate treatment based on client needs, urgency of request and best practices. Gathers client information/history including seeking additional background information via phone interviews or other methods to assess client mental health status and risk to themselves or others. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to determine best approach to care, and assesses the need for emergent crisis intervention.

To join our team you have:
    •Master's Degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology or other relevant social or health sciences discipline. •Two (2) years' recent, related experience working with clients and families with, or affected by, mental illness and substance use disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. •Eligible for registration with relevant professional association. •Valid Class V British Columbia driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.

If this sounds like your ideal job, here are more reasons why you should apply:
    •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage. •Support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles as you advance within the organization.

Come work with dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work!

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.


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Located in British Columbia, Fraser Health is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities that operates 12 hospitals (including Level 1 and 3 Trauma Centres), the province’s firs...

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