Health and Social Service Worker (AH-23-066)

Posted on May 25, 2023. Primary Region: Portage la Prairie, MB

The Mobile Withdrawal Management Service (MWMS) is a program offered in Southern Health-Santé Sud (SH-SS) where the team will provide medically supported, non-residential withdrawal services and stabilization supports to clients.  The program is for individuals 16 years and older for a period of 30 days.

Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health & Addictions – MWMS, the Health and Social Service Worker, (HSSW) works within the guidance of the Manager and Health & Social Service Coordinator, (HSSC) to provide assessment for a client’s physical and psychological status during intoxication, withdrawal and stabilization.  This role includes the responsibility of supporting client care and services in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud’s Community Mental Health & Addictions program goals and service delivery models.  Responsibilities include applying advanced clinical judgement, evidenced based practices, continuous quality improvement while enhancing client access and navigation to services, monitoring program indicators, client flow and desired outcomes.  The incumbent will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to respond effectively to clients and families, within a recovery-oriented care approach, achieve continuous growth and engage in critical thinking.  The Health and Social Service Worker will have the capacity to work in other program areas as required in the community providing intake and assessment, individual counselling, referrals, case management, group counselling and educational sessions to both the addictions team and RAAM clinic, including cross coverage of both.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.

Conditions of Employment
Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00

Full Time 1.0 Permanent
Application Deadline: June 1, 2023 @ 16:00 hrs

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