We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.
If you are someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally as rewarding, then this might be the opportunity for you. We hire great people for excellent jobs and need your help to expand our ability to deliver prompt and professional services. We are currently looking for a Part Time Mental Health & Substance Use Clinician to join our Integrated Homelessness Action Response Team (IHART) and provide services as part of the Overdose Response and Vulnerable Population group in the Fraser East region located in Maple Ridge, B.C.
The IHART (Integrated Homelessness Action Response Teams) provide integrated, coordinated health services to members of our population who have inadequate or unstable housing. Utilizing a hands-on and direct approach of meeting individuals where they are currently situated means that IHART connects with individuals who are unsheltered, in shelters, in homeless encampments, and/or supportive housing environments. IHART is comprised of multidisciplinary teams capable of responding to health, mental health, and substance use issues including health promotion and prevention. Teams will also support continuity of care by providing cohesive linkages to primary care, and Specialized Community Services Programs (SCSP) such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams and specialized care services focused on seniors. IHART addresses a broad spectrum of health care concerns, including new and chronic conditions, by enabling supportive wrap-around care for those greatest in need and who have, historically, had the least access to services due to inadequate or unstable housing.
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 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.
Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.
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In accordance with Fraser Health''s Vision, Mission and Values, program mandates and clinical practice guidelines, with an emphasis on recovery and rehabilitation and reducing barriers to re-enter the system of care, supports individuals and families with and affected by acute/episodic mental illness and substance use disorders. Focuses on provision of advocacy, supportive counselling, psycho-education, community resourcing, and care coordination support within the local service area across the care continuum, to ensure delivery of consistent, relevant and timely treatment, rapid re-engagement, and access to information where appropriate and feasible. Contributes to the development of programs and provides education within the assigned program. Services may be provided on an outreach basis when required in order to assess and/or engage with clients within their own environment and community.
As a clinician in a shared-team model, provides intake, screening, and assessment services, treatment recommendations and plans, determines referral needs, provides follow-up support, group education, liaison with community resources for specialized services, counsels clients, provides outreach as required, and is assigned as the most responsible clinician to specific clients dependent on the client's primary needs. Provides client and family-centered care through a trauma-informed approach and evidence-informed practice. Encourages knowledge exchange in day-to day activities, empowers clients and natural supports to engage and connect within their communities, and ensures they are supported in navigating the health care system.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling or other relevant health related 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 or membership with applicable professional association or regulatory body.
Valid Class V BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.
Skills and Abilities