Community Addictions Case Manager, Adult (Relief Full Time)
Under the clinical direction of the Team Leader Mental Health & Addictions, and as part of the Multi Disciplinary Team, this position is responsible for providing a range of alcohol and drug services and interventions along the health continuum from health promotion, harm reduction, including blood borne virus awareness and treatment, addressing the full spectrum of need. This position participates in a multidisciplinary health care team approach and provides community based case management system: providing individual assessment and treatment planning for adults experiencing problems related to their substance use; provides individual, family and/or group interventions as identified through assessment. Provides, support, guidance and education to individuals and their families/carers. The incumbent will be expected to work within the framework of Harm Reduction in Substance use, promoting the benefits of this approach in collaborative work with collateral service providers. The position requires flexibility. Use of personal vehicle may be required.
- Bachelor of Social Work degree or Baccalaureate Degree Social Sciences or Allied Health Discipline. Two (2) years recent experience working directly in alcohol and drug treatment and/or mental health treatment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid B.C. Drivers License.
SKILLS AND ABILITES:
- Good knowledge of Mental Health and Addictions. Able to assess and provide interventions across both.
- Ability to make decisions independently or under pressure.
- Ability to provide, assertive case management, using a range of clinical skills, and interventions.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload and problem solving.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to physically and emotionally carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to speak in public and facilitate or teach groups.
FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY
Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.