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Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Support Worker
Job ID: 10479
Start Date: TBD
Wage: 58K to 62K
Hours: 35
Duties: We are currently seeking an Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Support Worker to provide services on Hornby and Denman Islands. The purpose of this role is to ensure that community members experiencing substance use and/or mental health challenges have access to timely, local, responsive, culturally-competent, evidence based treatment and support. This position is part of a new community based pilot program.
Requirements: The primary duties for this position include intake, assessment, referral, case management, outreach, counselling, harm reduction, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, supporting families and friends supporting clients, liaising with appropriate professionals, and coordinating services for community members with mental health and/or substance use problems. The Adult MHSU Support Worker will participate in community-based interdisciplinary meetings and gatherings to educate professionals and the community about their role and enhance service through partnerships and collaboration. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, tracking, and reporting on key performance indicators and statistical outcomes to demonstrate the effectiveness, impact, and reach of the role. The position starts immediately and runs through to the end of March, 2022 with the aim to secure funding for an ongoing role.
Company: Hornby Denman Community Health Care Society
Contact: Lori Nawrot, Executive Director
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