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  • Organization:

    Another Road Addiction Recovery Centre

    City:

    Bond Head

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2022-05-27

    Job Details:

    Develop, administer and direct programs and services for chemically dependent adults and those affected by their addictions:

    · To provide Case Management and counselling services for program participants

    · To provide a variety of delivery methodologies designed to meet the service recipients’ needs including:

    1. Individual counselling; abstinence-based and harm reduction supports and approaches

    2. Support participants in developing and implementing their recovery goals

    3. Facilitation and co-facilitation of the group process

    4. Preparation and delivery of material for groups

    5. Referral to other service providers and resources where appropriate

    6. Evaluation of service recipients’ progress

    · To participate in a team approach to case planning

    · To perform program promotion and outreach in the community

    · To act as a resource and role model for colleagues and participants alike

    · To lend direct-service perspective and expertise to the assigned committees

    Crisis intervention, problem-solving, and assisting participants with daily living



  • Organization:

    Thresholds Homes & Supports

    City:

    Kitchener

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2022-05-19

    Job Details:

    Posting No. 22-03-220
    Addictions Lead, Full-Time
    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team

    Thresholds Homes and Supports Inc. is a community-based agency that promotes recovery and improved quality of life for people who are experiencing mental health and addiction issues by providing affordable housing and individualized, flexible support services through our wide-ranging programs offered throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. Our staff are committed and passionate about what they do, and take pride in the difference they make in our community. Our values include PERSON-FOCUSED, HOPE, RECOVERY, SELF-DETERMINATION, QUALITY OF LIFE, INTEGRITY and COLLABORATION. We also take time to recognize each other and have fun!

    We are currently seeking an Addictions Lead to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team.

    SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
    The ACT Team is a client centered, recovery oriented specialized mental health service delivery model that provides supports to clients living in the community. These clients have serious and persistent mental illness and significant functional impairments. The Team is made up of Nurses, Addiction counsellors, Social Work, Recreation Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Peer Support and Psychiatry.

    The Addictions Lead will take a lead role in providing intensive treatment, rehabilitation, counselling, coaching and support based on a personal support plan developed with individuals to help them reach their potential. This position will be the primary case manager for particular individuals and backup case manager for others and will take the lead in facilitation of team approaches to working with individuals who have substance abuse issues. The Addictions Lead will conduct specific assessments and provide substance use counselling to those with complex presentations.

    HOURS OF WORK
    The Addictions Lead will work a thirty-five (35) hour week, the hours being flexible to the needs of the program. This position participates in a rotating team schedule including in one (1) evening shift per week and one (1) weekend shift every nine (9) weekends.

    BENEFITS:
    Health and Dental Benefits
    RRSP 5% matched after 1 year
    Above ESA standard vacation entitlement & Float Holiday
    12 Sick days per year


    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in a human services field.
    • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in the treatment of addictions, preferably working with adults who are
    recovering from a mental illness.
    • Specific education in addictions assessment and treatment, including supervised practical experience.
    • Experience using a harm reduction approach and motivational interviewing.
    • Demonstrated skill in applying the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR), recovery and case management.
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
    • Must have a valid ‘G’ class driver’s license, relevant insurance and use of a reliable vehicle.
    • Willing to travel extensively within the catchment area and to work evenings and weekends on rotational basis.
    • Proficient in PC skills (MS Office Suite) and documentation.
    • Provide a satisfactory police vulnerable sector check.
    • Certification in CPR, non-violent crisis intervention and in suicide risk assessment preferred.

    If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume noting in the subject line “Posting No. 22-03-220 Addictions Lead” to: hr@thresholdssupports.ca

    VACCINATION REQUIREMENT STATEMENT
    All new employees, effective November 1, 2021, will be required to be double vaccinated and to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation. You can provide proof of vaccination or apply for an accommodation in accordance with our Vaccination Policy 2.0, effective November 1, 2021.


    Thresholds Homes and Supports Inc. is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hr@thresholdssupports.ca



  • Organization:

    Saskatchewan Health Authority - La Ronge

    City:

    La Ronge

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2022-05-04

    Job Details:

    As a member of the interdisciplinary team, and under the general direction of the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions, the primary goal will be to
    restore, maintain and enhance the recovery of people seeking help for addiction and/or addiction related issues by implementing various modalities of
    addiction recovery programs. Responsibilities include providing informational programming as well as individual and group counselling sessions with
    clients. This position will be expected to assess individual and group needs of clients and implement plans to help clients reach their goals.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    - Addictions Counselling Diploma or equivalent program acceptable to the employer.
    - Minimum of one year experience in addictions/mental health at the community or inpatient level would be desirable.
    Licensing/Registration:
    - Professional registration with applicable professional association (if applicable)
    - Valid Saskatchewan Driver’s license

    Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement.
    HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.

    Additional Text:
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    - Knowledge of the treatment of addictions related conditions including concurrent disorders, use of illicit drugs, alcohol and problem gambling.
    - Ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary setting with clients with complex needs.
    - Demonstrate knowledge in addiction(s) and their effects on the family unit.
    - Ability to screen for addictions and/or addiction related issues and make appropriate referrals. Knowledge of screening and addiction assessment
    tools and procedures.
    - Current and up to date knowledge of best practices in the addiction field and harm reduction strategies including methadone treatment modality.
    - Knowledge of group dynamics.
    - Demonstrated knowledge of a Holistic Addiction Treatment Model, the Transtheoretical Model of Change and the Clinical Model of Recovery,
    knowledge of motivational interviewing modality and other best practice counselling modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
    - Demonstrate knowledge of treating clients with multiple and severe addictions and/or concurrent disorders, Excellent problem solving skills are
    necessary.
    Relocation Assistance of up to a maximum of $3,000 for a 1 year return for service.
    Other Northern Incentives as per HSAS Collective Agreement are prorated:
    - Special Northern Leave – after one (1) year of service
    - Annual Retention Payment
    - Biweekly Northern Allowance

    For more information please email Human.Resources@mcrhealth.ca
    Successful applicant must provide a satisfactory valid Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector query before an Offer of Employment is made.



  • Organization:

    Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

    City:

    Ottawa

    Job Position:

    Clinical Services Manager

    Open Date:

    2022-05-03

    Job Details:

    Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides counselling, education and treatment to individuals and families affected by substance use disorders and gambling in Ottawa. Rideauwood serves over 2500 clients yearly in Youth and Adult Programs.
    The Manager of Clinical Services is responsible for the direct management and supervision of clinical staff, administration, leadership, and overseeing the ongoing development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of Agency programs based on recovery principles and best practices. The manager will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of addiction services through collaboration with other managers, staff and other care providers and stakeholders.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides clinical direction and supports to staff around client cases through supervision, processes, team processes, and, on an as-needed basis;
    • Responsible for program management in designated areas;
    • Responsible for the quality and integrity of the services provided in designated programs;
    • Leads in service implementation, including working with front-line staff on clinical and service delivery issues, advocacy, database needs, and, training and development;
    • Leads team meetings with designated staff members;
    • Actively reviews program delivery model and provides input on effective improvements;
    • Works with staff to ensure that program data is accurately inputted and submitted;
    • Works with staff to provide clinical expertise and guidance and coaching as necessary;
    • Ensures that the required policies, procedures, and standards are being upheld;
    • Actively contributes to Rideauwood’s strategic planning;
    • Works to build partnerships with key stakeholders;
    • Work collaboratively with Rideauwood colleagues on work deliverables and projects;
    • Maintains a working knowledge of program contract deliverables and ensures these are being met in a timely and consistent manner; and,
    • Other duties as required.

    EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

    • Degree in human services field such as Clinical Social Work or Counseling Psychology (Master’s level preferred);
    • Completion of a formal Clinical Supervision course from a recognized educational institution is an asset
    • Professional registration/credentialing/licensure for independent practice with a relevant regulatory body (ie. Ontario College of Social Workers or College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario);
    • 3-5 years of experience in clinical program administration providing counselling supervision in a clinical setting coupled with direct experience in the mental health and addictions field;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and addiction issues;
    • Demonstrated sound clinical judgement, initiative, and leadership in counselling and/or case management programs;
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team;
    • Demonstrated administrative management and reporting skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to self-organize and prioritize work;
    • Demonstrated ability with MS Office Suite of Programs is essential, experience with health care programs such as EMHWare is an asset;
    • Proven presentation skills;
    • Proven ability to coach, manage, mentor new and existing team members;
    • Proven ability to build and lead teams;
    • Proven collaboration and external relationship-building skills;
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills;
    • Ability and willingness to work hours necessary to complete projects and tasks by stated deadlines;
    • Bilingualism (English/French) is a strong asset; and,
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for travel;

    Please send your application to hr@rideauwood.org



  • Organization:

    Options Okanangan Treatment Centres

    City:

    Salmon Arm

    Job Position:

    Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2022-05-01

    Job Details:

    The Addiction Counsellor is an important component of the Options organization. The Addiction Counsellor is expected to be a role model responsible for guiding clients towards successful outcomes identified in the individual’s treatment plan.

    The Addiction Counsellor provides training, counselling and supports individuals with addictions and their families. This may include confidential individual, family or group counselling about the causes and effects of addiction. Programming take place in a residential treatment setting. This position is the organization’s time-predominant resource for clients while in residential treatment, offering them a variety of manualized psycho-education programs, and contributes to the development of client self-efficacy. You will be teaching and modelling not only recovery skills but also life skills.

    This position will require liaising with the all the other staff in the Center as well as the spouses and families of individuals in treatment. On occasion, you may also be dealing with lawyers and other members of the Corrections Services at various levels of government.

    Report to: Program Manager – Salmon Arm

    The Addictions Counsellor is responsible for ensuring the well-being and promoting the development and independence of all the clients at Options.

    The Addictions Counsellor will:

    • Provide counselling regarding the cause, symptoms and prevention of various substance abuse disorders
    • Provide counselling regarding the use and effect of alcohol and drugs and other related addictions
    • Prepare needs and risk assessments for individual clients
    • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and the impact of trauma on addictions issues
    • Develop a strong therapeutic relationship with the clients and make use of the relationship to help the client acknowledge the existence of addiction related problems in order to develop the motivation for change, adjusting and adapting the changing tasks that clients will face at different stages of recovery
    • Co-develop and co-deliver with other staff members educational sessions for clients on a six day a week basis
    • Maintain comprehensive notes detailing individual client’s progress and any concerns with their treatment
    • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients and conversations.
    • Maintain notes and provide suggestions for future education presentations and programs
    The Addictions Counsellor must be able to prioritize situations and manage time, and may find that they are needed at irregular hours causing fatigue and stress. As the lead facilitator in client care, you may experience stress and stress related symptoms due to interacting with clients in crisis. You may also have to manage physically threatening clients and be prepared to responsible for your own safety and the safety of others.

    The Addictions Counsellor may find their workspace to be busy with both scheduled and unscheduled clients and staff. They will also enter client’s living spaces. You must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations. Response to crisis situation can be unpredictable, emotional and threatening.

    The Addictions Counsellor must monitor their own time and stress levels to ensure that they are able to effectively assist clients. Workers may find that they are continually interrupted, and may have to quickly assess situations to respond appropriately. The workload may be unpredictable and difficult to manage at time. You may be placed in a situation where your life may be threatened; as well life-threatening situations for others may happen, such as instances of attempted suicide. This position will experience significant emotional stress associated with the job. If you find that you are feeling ‘burnt out’ you have to be willing to speak to a supervisor or senior staff person for assistance and support.