As a member of the designated integrated Homeless Action Response Team (iHART), supports engagement, care coordination and system navigation across substance use & mental health services, local service areas, and regional and provincial services, with an emphasis on reducing barriers to enter/re-enter the system of care and facilitating timely treatment and rapid re-engagement of clients where appropriate and feasible. The Clinician provides focused support to Indigenous clients and their natural supports.
Provides culturally appropriate client and family-centered care through a trauma-informed approach and evidence-informed practice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals and families with and affected by serious and persistent mental disorders and alcohol and drug addictions. Working from a framework of cultural safety and humility, provides initial screening, client assessment, treatment recommendations and plans, determines referral needs, provides case management and follow-up support. Maintains respect for client dignity and maximum client self-determination and independence in provision of services. Participates in local committees and internal and external case conferences. May develop and deliver in-services, presentations and training to clients, families and caregivers. Participates in process improvement activities and follows clinical and customer best practices. May be required to work at more than one location and/or on an outreach basis in order to assess and/or engage with clients within their own environment and community.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling, Counselling Psychology or other relevant 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. Knowledge of Indigenous health approaches, protocol and cultural issues.
Eligible for registration with applicable professional association or regulatory body.
Valid B.C. Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for work-related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
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