Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Screener – Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, Correctional Health Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
In alignment with established standards, policies and procedures, the Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Screener meets with all clients admitted to a correctional centre within 24 hours to administer a standardized trauma informed screening and assessment protocol to identify mental health and substance use concerns clients who are identified to have a mental health, and/or substance use concern or are referred by the Intake Screener for a comprehensive assessment by a regulated health care professional. All services are provided through an Indigenous cultural competency lens and within a trauma informed framework.
In this role, you will:
- Provides screening services by methods such as receiving and screening all newly admitted clients within 24 hours, assessing urgency and prioritizing new referrals in collaboration with the Health Care Manager and/or designates and BC Corrections officials.
- Utilizes a standardized approach for screening and assessing mental health and substance use concerns by administering evidence based tools as directed. Ensures that screening and assessment procedures are responsive to trauma caused by physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and the gender, sexual orientation/identity, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of the population, by methods such as conducting screening/assessment in the clients own language or arranging for an appropriately qualified interpreter; ; symptoms of mood, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder; evidence of recent injury; parenting status and skills; and administering gender-responsive assessments that query population-specific needs such as prenatal care and birth control practices
- Initiates appropriate follow-up care and treatment for clients who have been identified to have a mental health and/or substance use concern by referring them for a more comprehensive assessment by other interdisciplinary team members.
- Prepares pertinent documentation such as admission histories, progress notes or flagging of risk and/or security concerns. Participates in clinical meetings, and may be required to present new clients in rounds/case conferences, and/or provide input to the treatment team regarding strategies to support the inmate upon admission.
- Collaborates with other team members and participates in educational programs by organizing group attendance, facilitating a feedback process and assisting with understanding of the physical and mental health care needs of the Corrections Health Services population.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related allied heath discipline
- Two (2) years recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use care setting working with offenders, forensic mental health patients and/or in secure health care settings or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Demonstrated the ability to work well with and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the specific symptoms of major mental illnesses, substance use and/or concurrent disorders.
- Demonstrated the ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated an understanding of trauma informed practice.
- Demonstrated the ability to deal with others effectively.
- Demonstrated the ability to organize work and establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS www.bcmhsus.ca) provides tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across BC. BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA.) PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities
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- Regular, Part-Time (0.36 FTE)
- Wage: $30.75 to $38.33 per hour
- Rotating; Rotating
- 24800 Alouette Road, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1R8