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Addiction Counsellor, Addiction Medicine Services

  • Job Type:
  • Organization:
    Homewood Health Center
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  • Contact:
    Lindsay Weber
  • Location:
    Guelph, Ontario
  • Deadline:
    Jan 31, 2018
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  • Details:

Homewood Health™ is Canada’s leader in mental health and addiction services and we offer the most comprehensive and integrated continuum of services available in Canada. We are redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. With over 130 years of experience, Homewood Health Centre is one of Canada's largest We are hiring a Full-time Addiction Counsellor to join our Addiction Medicine Service Team for the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph and are looking for you. You’re a great fit, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about innovation, foster collaboration, and are committed to service excellence. Hours of work: 35 hours a week (evenings and possible weekends) The Addiction Counsellor provides group and individual assessment and treatment interventions to individuals to help them recover from the disease of addiction. The Addiction Counsellor is involved in the assessment, treatment, and aftercare phases of the patient’s recovery process. This includes facilitating psychoeducational and process oriented groups to individuals struggling with concurrent disorders, and special populations that include emerging adults, health care professionals, and uniformed professionals. Competence in the 12 core functions of Addiction Counsellors is required along with knowledge of 12 Step facilitation, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive-Behavioural treatment. Please note that the Addiction Medicine Service offers abstinence based treatment. What the job entails: Provides counseling to support the individual’s addiction and mental health recovery. Develops and presents psycho-educational sessions to clients/patients in individual or large group formats. Provides a learning experience for volunteers, staff and students through supporting their observer role in group and/or by supervising students. Leads group counselling session. Liaises with referral sources and other relevant outside organizations regarding patient/client’s progress. Supports patient’s/clients’ discharge planning through referral to appropriate community resources. Assists patients/clients in coordinating outpatient counselling and/or follow-up. Job Requirements What we are looking for: Bachelor’s degree; Relevant Social Sciences. Certification in Addiction Counselling (ICADC or CCAC) preferred or willingness to commit to credentialing process. Membership with Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) in pursuit of relevant credential. Registration with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario or other Regulated Health Care Professional College is preferred Experience in group and individual counselling. Experience coordinating client care with other service providers. Demonstrated experience in concurrent psychiatric disorders. Ability to work independently; skills in presenting to large groups; ability to work within an interdisciplinary team; excellent time management and organizational skills. Familiarity with word processing and e-mail. Evidence of good work and attendance record. Demonstrated commitment to Homewood’s Values (Service Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity). Commitment to working within Homewood’s Health and Safety Standards. Why Work For Us We are driven by our values and are passionate about improving lives. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and professional development opportunities. Our remarkable organizational culture also makes for an exceptional workplace environment. Join us and work along-side highly motivated people who are collaborative and focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Homewood Health Centre is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role. We thank all applicants for their interest: however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.