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It's a calling 
and a passion.

Help us make a lifelong impact on the mental health and well-being of our communities. 

Join our Mental Health & Substance Use teams on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. 

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Registered Nurse or
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Full-time, part-time, casual and temporary nursing positions available across Vancouver Island

  • Opportunities in various settings including Complex Care Housing, Acute Care, Outreach, Residential and Supportive Housing, Community, DETOX, Tertiary, Urgent Primary Care, Child Youth Family and Rehabilitation. 

  • Click the link below to learn more and apply directly.

Case Worker/Counselor
  • Full-time, part-time, casual and temporary positions available across Vancouver Island.

  • Opportunities in various settings including Complex Care Housing, Acute Care, Outreach, Residential and Supportive Housing, Community, DETOX, Tertiary, Urgent Primary Care, Child Youth Family and Rehabilitation. 

  • Take the next step and click the link below to learn more and apply today.

Mental Health Support Worker
  • Full-time, part-time, casual and temporary positions available across Vancouver Island.

  • Become part of an integrated team caring for adults, children, youth and families.

  • Care may be provided in community, facility, office and/or housing sites.

  • Take the next step and click the link below to learn more and apply today.

Career Opportunities

We have the following career opportunities in Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) services at Island Health

Clinician/Consultant
  • Full-time, part-time, casual and temporary positions available across Vancouver Island

  • Opportunities in various settings including Complex Care Housing, Acute Care, Outreach, Residential and Supportive Housing, Community, DETOX, Tertiary, Urgent Primary Care, Child Youth Family and Rehabilitation. 

  • Click the link below to learn more and apply directly.

Social Worker
  • Full-time, part-time, casual and temporary nursing positions available across Vancouver Island

  • Opportunities in various settings including Complex Care Housing, Acute Care, Outreach, Residential and Supportive Housing, Community, DETOX, Tertiary, Urgent Primary Care, Child Youth Family and Rehabilitation. 

  • Our team is patient-focused, compassionate and dedicated.

  • Take the next step and click the link below to apply!

Make a difference in our Vancouver Island communities.

Join a supportive and dedicated interdisciplinary team.

Work with people struggling with mental health and substance use issues at every stage of recovery, from harm reduction to action.

 

Help entire communities become healthier and stronger with the support of a strong and dedicated interdisciplinary MHSU team. 

Learn About Island Health MHSU Programs

Island Health has a variety of programs in communities across Vancouver Island, including but not limited to:

MHSU careers

Adult & Child, Youth & Family Acute Care 

Acute services offer 24 hour a day, 7 day a week care to persons that require assessment, treatment and stabilization in an acute care setting. The goal of acute services is to support stabilization and recovery of patients in a coordinated fashion to support transitions back to care in the community.

MHSU careers

Adult & Child, Youth & Family Crisis Services

Crisis Services offers emergency services aimed at the assessment and rapid stabilization of acute symptoms of mental illness and/or emotional distress. The goal of Crisis Services is to provide an immediate-as-possible response to people seeking help or referred to help during a crisis.

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Adult & Child, Youth & Family Tertiary Care 

Specialized care for individuals requiring intensive treatment, consultation and psychosocial rehabilitation due to a complex and refractory mental health disorder. In Island Health MHSU services, tertiary level care is provided by Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, Psychiatric Intensive Care (PIC) Units, and in Adult Community Facilities and Seniors Acute and Community Facilities.   

MHSU careers

Adult Community Counselling

Teams may be comprised of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, clinical counsellors, and nurses with therapy experience to provide evidence-informed treatment to individuals who are experiencing acute and complex mental health and substance use challenges.

MHSU careers

Adult Detox

Withdrawal management (detox) services provide a range of medical and support services in safe and supportive environments that allow for the physical withdrawal from specific drugs including alcohol. Withdrawal management may be achieved through inpatient services, day programs or in-home services.

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Image by Lyle Wilkinson

NEW SERVICE:
Complex Care Housing

Complex Care Housing is a new service in Island Health’s two larger cities - Victoria and Nanaimo. The service helps to address the needs of people who have overlapping mental health and substance use issues, trauma or acquired brain injuries and often experience homelessness or are at risk of eviction. This program provides an enhanced level of health and social supports that serve people where they live, for as long as they need it.

About Vancouver Island

Popular for its mild winters and warm summers, Vancouver Island and the adjacent coastal communities are protected from harsh weather systems and benefit from its proximity to the coast. 

Rainforests on Vancouver Island

As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, we offer health care services to more than 850,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities. Our purpose is to provide superior health care through innovation, teaching and research and a commitment to quality and safety—creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we touch.

 

Positions maybe be eligible for exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, vacation, leave, pension benefits, competitive wages and educational scholarships.

Together, we continually work toward our vision of excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time. 

Why Island Health? 

In Our Words

"I feel so honoured to be able to provide support to families and clients at critical times. I see the struggles that people experience, but I also get to witness their resiliency, determination and humour. I facilitate tough changes from a place of love and compassion."

Echo K., Island Health employee (MHSU)

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