Looking for a way to support people who are impacted by substance use and mental wellness through an inclusion approach?  The Hope & Area Transition Society is looking for a person to join our team.  This is a temporary position for up to a year.  Guaranteed 21 hours per week with the potential of 35 hours depending on securing further funding.

The Mental Health/Substance Use Inclusion worker will work within a Mobile Team to deliver Mental Health and Substance Use services in Hope and the Fraser Canyon Communities. 

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work or an Undergraduate Degree with specific preparation in Substance Abuse Counseling and Mental Health
  • Have an understanding of the socio-economic conditions in Hope and how these impact on the community
  • Knowledge of the local Indigenous Communities and ability to work alongside the community to design and develop services that will incorporate cultural practices and approaches
  • Demonstrate trauma informed practices and work through a lens of non-judgement and compassion
  • Be able to demonstrate professional and personal boundaries
  • Knowledge of programs, treatment centers, and community resources
  • Ability to collect and submit appropriate data for statistical analysis
  • Be able to work independently with little or no supervision and be able to work as part of team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; efficient time, organizational and stress-management skills

It is critical that this person be able to demonstrate ethical thinking and make sound judgments. Ability to pass and maintain security clearance.  This job will require a flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients and the community. Valid drivers and own vehicle.  Bonus upon successful completion of probationary period.

Along with resume send a letter of interest in a PDF indicating how you meet the qualifications stated above to:

The Hope and Area Transition Society

Executive Director

gerry@hopetransition.org

Closing Date  October 1, 2021

Start Date:  ASAP

Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted