ADDICTION OUTREACH COUNSELLOR Maternity Leave Contract (March 2018-January 2019) The Addiction Outreach Counsellor will provide services to women, including pregnant and parenting, with substance abuse concerns, in particular, opioid addictions. In addition, the Counsellor will work with the community to build capacity and support among existing service providers through the coordination and development of services that addresses women’s addiction concerns with a trauma informed lens. In this role, the Counsellor will also work with the Dufferin and Caledon community hospitals, agencies, service providers, consumers and families in the Central West LHIN to meet the objectives of the provincial Narcotics Strategy as represented in the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s program framework. Clinical Responsibilities: • Provide individual counselling including assessment and treatment planning, case management, referrals and group counselling services for women with substance use concerns in collaboration with existing service providers. • Collaborate with early childhood development workers for women and children to promote the healthy development of children who are impacted by substance use. • Liaise with existing pregnancy / parent outreach services to promote seamless and integrated services for women and their children. • Develop community service providers’ capacity to provide effective supports and interventions to women in relationship to substance use through training and consultation. • Maintain clinical documentation and data as required. Community Development Responsibilities: • Participate in community and service network meetings in order to promote awareness of the program and the service needs of the target population. • Build linkages between the child welfare system and the substance use / mental health system to support consistent and effective intervention for women, including pregnant and parenting, with substance use concerns. • Participate in Regional Narcotic Strategy collaboration meetings. Qualifications: • Master’s Degree is preferred or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • 3 to 5 years’ experience counselling in the Addictions field using a harm reduction approach. • Experience providing trauma informed counselling, case management and outreach services. • Knowledge of Addictions screening tools (i.e. GAINS Q3 MI ON) and databases (i.e. DATIS). • Experience working with the Child Welfare System and a working knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act. • Community Development project experience. • A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Communication, writing, public presentation & speaking skills an asset • Proficient computer skills • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence (limited public transportation is available) HOURS OF WORK: • Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm • Some evening and weekend hours may be required Family Transition Place values the diversity of the community we serve and is committed to working from an inclusive and holistic anti-oppression framework to assist women and their families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic circumstances, sexual orientations and gender identities. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 9 2018 4:00pm DIRECT YOUR RESMUE TO: Family Transition Place 20 Bredin Parkway Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z9 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 519-942-8243 We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates are expected to undergo a Police Vulnerable Sector check.