Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

  • Organization:

    Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc.

  • City:

    Burnaby B.C.

  • Job Position:

    Outpatient Addiction Treatment Group Facilitator

  • Date:

    11/15/2021

  • Job Details:

    Group Facilitator required part-time for abstinence-based Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment program provide through Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc.
    This is for a day program operating 5 days per week, 9:30am until 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. This program is ideally suited to someone wanting to supplement their own private counselling or social work practice.
    This program is currently offered online via video, but will return to being onsite based on demand and at such time that COVID protocols allow for safe in-person treatment.
    Applicants must have applicable training/education/experience (addiction related) and/or relevant professional facilitation experience (treatment centers, recovery centers, etc.) working with individuals who are in early supported and/or abstinent recovery.
    Full curriculum is provided and encompasses didactic substance education, in addition to therapeutic wellness curriculum including life skills and self-care. Participant demographics are primarily working professional adults.

    The required skills for this role:
    Therapeutic Group Process
    Client Assessment
    Detailed Report Writing – Content and Grammar
    Setting Boundaries
    Time Management – Program Pace
    Computer Skills – Microsoft Word, basic Excel

    The characteristics of an ideal facilitator for this role:
    1. Effective Communicator – speak comfortably in front of a group, convey process, paraphrase thoughts and ideas
    2. Flexible – adapt the process to match the needs of a group
    3. Observant – pick up on facial expressions, nuances of speech, mixed messages
    4. Authentic – connecting to participants by being yourself, supporting an environment which endorses bonding and trust
    5. Neutral – ability to treat all participants equally and fairly despite opinions and biases
    6. Engaged – promotes an environment of providing and receiving constructive feedback through responsibly challenging ideas and active listening
    7. Inquisitive – asking questions to encourage participants to engage in discussions and disclose relevant experiences
    8. Patient – not showing anger, frustration, or other negative emotions which may be received and critical of a participant

    Wage: $30-$35/hour
    If you are interested, please forward your detailed resume, via email, including a cover letter stating how your skills and abilities relate to the characteristics for an ideal facilitator as noted.
    No Phone Calls
    Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
    Patrick Moore | Director
    Email: patrickm@sagecounselling.com
    Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc.
    303 – 4180 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby B.C. V5C 6A7
  • Organization:

    The Salvation Army, Centre of Hope

  • City:

    London

  • Job Position:

    Withdrawal Management Counsellor

  • Date:

    11/05/2021

  • Job Details:

    Job Title: Withdrawal Management Counsellor Competition #:
    Department: Withdrawal Management Status/Position Type: Perm Relief
    Temp Full / Part-time
    Compensation: START: $23.77/HR
    YEAR 1: $24.46/HR Unionized: Yes
    Ministry Unit: London, Centre of Hope Date posted:
    Address: 281 Wellington Street Posting Expires:
    APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BY:
    Email: Humanresources@centreofhpoe.ca
    Attention: Barry Vaughan-Warford – Human Relations Manager
    Mailing Address: 281 wellington St, London, ON N6B 2L4
    Attention: Barry Vaughan-Warford – Human Relations Manager
    Fax: 519-661-0245

    Please, no phone calls.
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    Flexibility in scheduling is required. The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility. Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.

    Shifts:
    • FT Temp 40 hours – Rotating 12 hours shifts – End Date: December 31, 2021
    • PT Temp 20 hours – 20 hrs a week rotating shifts with one 12 hrs and one 8 hrs shift a week
    • Relief – Varies, as per operational requirements – No Guaranteed Hours

    Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.
    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
    MISSION, VISION AND VALUES:
    The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

    Mission Statement
    The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

    Vision Statement
    We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

    Core Values:
    Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
    Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
    Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.
    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    POSITION PURPOSE SUMMARY:
    The Withdrawal Management Counsellor is responsible for providing direct clinical care to clients. As The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world, every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army, ensuring that their work and interactions with clients and coworkers is done in a manner befitting Christian standards, attitudes, principles and goals.

    Accountabilities:
    1. General
    • To complete all duties in accordance with the Standards and Policies & Procedures of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope and Ontario Withdrawal Management Standards
    • Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training
    • As required and as applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to the Withdrawal Management Program Manager
    • Perform all necessary clerical duties, data entry, and report writing
    • Answer the phone and relay messages as required
    • Participate in Quality Assurance Program as requested by Manager
    • Observe, record, assess and manage the behavior of residents who are intoxicated, in the state of withdrawal, and in crisis
    • Monitor residents and record significant changes in their level of functioning
    • Provide physical care/procedures as outlined in policy and procedures or directed by Manager
    • Document admission and discharge data, client service plans and progress toward goals, and any other significant information relating to quality care
    • Formulate a comprehensive client service plan (including discharge) in collaboration with the client
    • Educate residents about the effects of chemical dependence and substance use, along with the process of recovery
    • Provide emotional support and information regarding treatment options, and make appropriate referrals
    • Provide clients with individualized assessments as outlined in the Admission and Discharge and Assessment tools provided by the Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau
    • Communicate client response to procedures and activities, and report any changes or adverse effects to the Manager
    • Individual and group counseling and facilitation
    • Crisis intervention
    • Aftercare support and the provision of support, counseling and education to families and other client supports
    • Identify and refer all medical emergencies to the Emergency Department when necessary
    • Responsible for the contents, upkeep and tidiness of the supply room – including toiletries, linen/towels, personal hygiene,
    • Responsible to ensure that clients have adequate supplies of personal items, including clothing
    • Responsible for helping clients to store, retrieve and secure their belongings throughout their stay.

    • Responsible to follow through on all safety and security procedures (including fire) as outlined in the policy and procedures manual and report unsafe conditions to the Manager
    • All shifts will make regular rounds throughout the floor, including walking through the dormitory, bathrooms and lounges
    • Perform the routine and emergent household tasks to maintain a clean and safe environment
    • Advise the Manager of equipment problems or programming needs
    • Maintain current knowledge in infection control procedure
    • To promote the mission, policies, and objectives of The Salvation Army
    • To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
    • To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
    • To act in the best interest of the employer at all times

    2. Health and Safety
    • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
    • Work closely with security, identifying any safety and security needs
    • Responsible to work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Acts and Regulations
    • Responsible to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
    • Responsible to report workplace hazards and dangers
    • Responsible to work in a manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment
    • Responsible to report workplace injuries or illness

    Perform other position related duties as required.
    This position description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the incumbent.
    This position description will be reviewed by the employee and supervisor on a regular basis. Amendments can be made at any time at the discretion of the employer.

    CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:
    MANAGERIAL/TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY:
    • This position reports directly to the Withdrawal Management Manager or designate.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
    • Understanding of, support for and commitment to the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army and a willingness to adhere to them
    • Provide an original copy of a Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector screening secured through either the National Canadian Police Information Centre or through a local police detachment; Note: A satisfactory criminal background check is required
    • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry

    Normal hours of work – may vary as per operational requirements and responsibilities, and includes a ½ hour paid meal break where applicable.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education, Qualifications and Certifications:
    • Minimum two year Community College or University Degree in a Health or Social Service Program, with an addiction concentration, or complimented by other recognized Addiction Studies
    • Minimum one year experience (within the last five years) within the field of addictions Withdrawal Management experience is required
    • Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate and Crisis Intervention training
    • Demonstrated observation, assessment, communication and effective withdrawal management skills
    • Computer skills specifically MS Office with an understanding of data collection and the Catalyst database

    Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements
    • Current and demonstrated knowledge in:
    o fundamental concepts and theories of addiction and mental health
    o pharmacology relevant to withdrawal management
    o relapse prevention; harm reduction and stages of change model
    • Current experience and demonstrated skills in the following areas:
    o Interviewing and counseling in individual and group therapy with substance abuse and dual disorder clients
    o Utilizing standardized admission and discharge tools for assessment
    • Extensive knowledge of the community agencies and self-help groups that provide support to clients struggling with substance use and addiction
    • Good knowledge of critical physical, psychological, and social phases of alcoholism and drug addiction, and of withdrawal, including progression, stages, and symptoms

    Skills and Capabilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with people with substance use disorders in a supportive, non-judgmental manner, on both a one-on-one basis and as part of a team,
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain successful working relationships; and to deal with people in a pleasant, professional, responsible, and reassuring manner
    • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
    • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

    In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

    The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process. If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
    You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

  • Organization:

    Simon House Residence Society

  • City:

    Calgary

  • Job Position:

    Addiction Counsellor

  • Date:

    11/01/2021

  • Job Details:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Simon House Residence Society (operating as Simon House Recovery Centre)

    Simon House is recruiting for an Addictions Counsellor who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of adult men who are experiencing alcohol and drug addiction.

    Position Summary: This full-time position is performed under the direction of the Manager, Clinical Care Team. The primary purpose of this position is to provide the professional and ethical application of addiction counselling tasks and responsibilities including, but not limited to: treatment planning, referrals, service coordination, client and group counselling and documentation. These duties are described further below.

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    Service Responsibilities


  • • Individual and group therapy and follow-up for all clients in accordance with the agency’s mandate, policies and procedures;
    • Continued program development to grow the service offerings of Simon House incorporating new research and treatment approaches;
    • Provide individual counselling to a caseload of clients.
    • Deliver group counselling using the Simon House model of care, and provide group therapy to the clients.
    • Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to crises situations involving clients, including assessing and addressing high risk behaviours (self-harm, suicide);

    Organizational Responsibilities
    • All conduct is done in accordance with relevant legislation and Agency Policies, Standards and Procedures;
    • Successfully and thoroughly complete all required files including daily logs, assessment and progress reports.
    • Approach the position with a growth and innovation mindset within Simon House Residence Society that would improve the quality of service;
    • Develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships to contribute to the integrated, seamless delivery of services by Simon House;

    Qualifications & Competencies
    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Addictions, Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
    • Current Addictions Counsellor registration with a professional College is required
    • Two or more years’ experience in the provision of counselling services and/or leading group therapy sessions.
    • Knowledge of addiction and comorbid mental health issues of those impacted and affected by addiction;
    • Knowledge of and inclusion of positive traditional and cultural influences that support indigenous mental health and wellness;
    • Developing and maintaining respectful, cooperative working relationships with all parties to promote an integrated, seamless delivery of service;
    • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation;
    • Knowledge of community agencies/resources currently available is desirable

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    Simon House has been a leader in men’s residential addiction treatment since 1984. We seek to guide and empowers men to achieve long term recovery from addiction and all of its effects. We acknowledge that the effects of addiction are wide reaching, and this person will aid in healing communities that the residents are returning to.

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    Email your application including cover letter and resume to Lauren Rouse at lrouse@simonhouse.com The closing date for applications is November 5, 2021. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter.

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    Note: Simon House is governed by the AHS IMMUNIZATION OF WORKERS FOR COVID-19 Policy requiring all employees to be FULLY VACCINATED by November 30, 2021.

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  • Organization:

    Simon House Residence Society

  • City:

    Calgary

  • Job Position:

    Manager, Clinical Care Team

  • Date:

    11/01/2021

  • Job Details:

    Manager, Clinical Care Team

    Simon House Residence Society (operating as Simon House Recovery Centre)

    Simon House is recruiting for a Manager, Clinical Care Team who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of adult men who are experiencing alcohol and drug addiction. The candidate will be well versed in Indigenous methodologies including traditional methods of healing, knowledge of intergenerational trauma and various ethnocultural approaches. The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable in addiction treatment and concurrent disorders. Candidate will have sound knowledge of compassionate focused therapies including the 12-step model of recovery and trauma informed practices. Understanding of Family Systems theory is essential including sound knowledge of vulnerable population sensitivities and intersectionality of social influences during treatment.

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    Position Summary: This full-time position is performed under the direction of the Director of Recovery, Culture & Inclusion. The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional and ethical oversight of the Clinical Care Team responsibilities including, but not limited to: treatment planning, referrals, service coordination, client and group counselling and documentation. These duties are described further below.

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    Client Care
    • Formulate and implement a client specific treatment plan that could involve compassionate focused approaches and other approved treatment modalities.
    • Continued program development to grow the service offerings of Simon House incorporating new research and treatment approaches;
    • Develop and facilitate Indigenous programming classes with content that reintroduce traditional healing practices and Indigenous history
    • Facilitate classes for clients increased awareness and education on Indigenous culture and history
    • Provide individual counselling to a caseload of clients.
    • Deliver group counselling using the Simon House model of care, and provide group therapy to the clients.
    • Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to crises situations involving clients, including assessing and addressing high risk behaviours (self-harm, suicide);

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    Operational Responsibilities
    • All conduct is done in accordance with relevant legislation and Agency Policies, Standards and Procedures;
    • Successfully and thoroughly complete all required files including daily logs, assessment and progress reports.
    • Approach the position with a growth and innovation mindset within Simon House Residence Society that would improve the quality of service;
    • Uphold 12-Step models and relevant recovery models and mental health initiatives at both individual and group levels
    • Develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships to contribute to the integrated, seamless delivery of services by Simon House;

    Qualifications & Competencies
    • Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
    • Active registration with governing practice body
    • 5+ years’ direct mental health and addiction practice experience
    • Knowledge of and inclusion of positive traditional and cultural influences that support indigenous mental health and wellness;
    • Advanced understanding of the socioeconomic disadvantages and disparities of vulnerable populations
    • Well-versed in harm reduction models and various treatment approaches
    • Develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships with all parties to promote an integrated, seamless delivery of service;
    • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation;
    • Knowledge of community agencies/resources currently available is desirable

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    Simon House has been a leader in men’s residential addiction treatment since 1984. We seek to guide and empowers men to achieve long term recovery from addiction and all of its effects. We acknowledge that the effects of addiction are wide reaching, and this person will aid in healing communities that the residents are returning to.

    All candidates are expected to model Simon House’s Core Values of compassion, acceptance, respect, integrity, accountability, and innovation with all interactions with staff and clients

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    Email your application including cover letter and resume to Lauren Rouse at lrouse@simonhouse.com The closing date for applications is November 5, 2021. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Members of Indigenous community, LGBTBQ + members, and all other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Note: Simon House is governed by the AHS IMMUNIZATION OF WORKERS FOR COVID-19 Policy requiring all employees to be FULLY VACCINATED by November 30, 2021.