St. Joseph’s Hospital
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Addictions Counsellor: St. Joseph’s Hospital Addiction Recovery Center
A permanent full-time opportunity exists for an experienced addiction counsellor to join our inpatient recovery centre with a focus on crystal meth. We are looking for a counsellor with compassion and empathy to help people on their recovery journey. St. Joseph’s Hospital has partnered with Cedars at Cobble Hill to create a comprehensive recovery program. We are a 32 bed inpatient recovery centre attached to St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan.
Key Position Duties:
• Completes patient orientation, including a bio-psychosocial assessment
• Completes the comprehensive initial treatment plan
• Identifies weekly individualized patient treatment goals
• Provides timely and appropriate referrals to other required programming and services,
• Conducts individual therapy sessions
• Coordinates family conferences
• Facilitate professional groups as assigned
• Degree or Master’s Degree in Chemical Dependency studies or social sciences or human services discipline acceptable to the Employer
• 10 years of clinical experience working directly in an inpatient centre and residential care and/or the Addictions field
• We encourage people in recovery to apply. Please identify that that you have been abstinent from mood altering substances for at least 5 years at the time of application.
• Salary commensurate with experience ($33.00 – $40.00 per hour)
• Full benefits package included
St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan has been serving the community since 1938 and we offer a wide range of services to Estevan and surrounding area. http://stjosephsestevan.ca/
Estevan is a young and dynamic community and a great place to raise a family. http://estevan.ca/
Please send your resume by September 7, 2021 to Russell Purdy, Manager of St. Joseph’s Addiction Recovery Centre at russell.purdy@
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Inc.
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Addictions Counselor & Case Manager
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Addictions Counselor & Case Manager (1 year Full-time, Contract)
Are you an individual with a passion for helping Indigenous community members on their healing journey?
Do you have experience integrating Indigenous cultural practices and harm reduction techniques into your work as a Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor?
Are you able to advocate for clients and ensure that they are receiving the timely and quality of care they deserve? If so, this opportunity is for you!
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence.
As an Indigenous frontline worker with a post secondary degree in an Addictions and Mental Health fields (both is preferred), combined with an understanding of how to access treatment, mental health and social supports, you will want to consider this opportunity.
Purpose of the position:
Under the direction of the Mental Wellness Team Lead, the Addictions Counselor will work with First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members to prepare them for treatment and provide aftercare. The Addictions Counselor will ensure that the right community, professional and cultural supports/services are in place in order to maximize the wellness and success of the individual. In this capacity the position fulfills a variety of case management related functions including but not limited to: establishing supportive relationships, doing assertive outreach, ensuring professional case management and referral and providing crisis intervention if required as well as counselling functions including group facilitation and/or co-facilitation.
• Provide outreach addiction support services to homeless or at risk of being homeless population through harm reduction;
• Provide assessment, referral, support and advocacy services within a case management framework;
• Provide crisis intervention;
• Provide one-on-one and group support and education;
• Provide clients with treatment options and support the client throughout the process;
• Assist clients to resolve social issues by helping them navigate systems and provide referrals when necessary as it pertains to: income supports, basic needs, status cards, housing, education, employment, child care, vision/dental/medical benefits, CAS issues, legal concerns, addictions resources, social supports and community resources;
• Provide life skills, coaching, offer advice, and support services for referred individuals and their families (on an individual basis and group settings);
• Prepare individuals to go to residential program and provide follow-up upon return;
• Liaise with other agencies and services to better address the addiction needs of clients and improve the quality of available services;
• Conduct outreach in order to effectively promote the program;
• Maintain appropriate and confidential records of all clients;
• Complete reporting and other admin requirements.
• A post-secondary degree in a Mental Health field with specialization in Addictions or experience working with substance misuse, abuse, or dependency;
• Must have a thorough knowledge of treatment options and other social services;
• Client service oriented;
• Harm-reduction approach;
• Good interpersonal and counseling skills; able to work flexibly with a variety of population groups and treatment settings;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, including a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health in contemporary society;
• Demonstrated cultural competency in working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities with the ability to offer culturally appropriate services;
• A nonjudgmental, inclusive, and positive attitude towards people who are experiencing problematic substance use, and other issues;
• Ability and skills to recognize and manage the signs of a client in crisis;
• A demonstrated ability to exercise strong decision-making skills and deal with unpredictable situations.
• First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given preference, please self-identify;
• Successful applicants would be required to submit a criminal reference check to work with the vulnerable population.
To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and CV by to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.
Alberta Health Services
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Addictions Counselor III
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In 2020, the community of Fort Vermilion and those living in surrounding areas, were greatly impacted by a devastating flood. To aid in the community recovery phase, a rewarding and unique position awaits the right candidate to provide support as an Addictions Counselor III. Based out of the Fort Vermilion Community Health Centre, the Addiction Counselor will engage the community, work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and participate in mental health promotion events.
This position is currently for one year, with a strong possibility of extension.
Northern Allowance: In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Northern Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $6,300. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
Travel Expense Reimbursement: Permanent and temporary employees working in excess of one (1) year whose work sites are above the 57th parallel are also eligible to receive an annual reimbursement of personal travel expenses to an annual maximum of $1,235. Eligible employees will be reimbursed for the cost of one (1) round trip, per calendar year, to any destination within Alberta. Travel must originate from a community above the 57th parallel to any destination within Alberta and cannot be carried over.
As an Addiction Counsellor III, you will provide quality, client focused, recovery based and culturally appropriate assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, education and referral services for clients and their families; as well as community stabilization services. You will develop and implement treatment plans and provide a range of interventions which offer least intrusive and most appropriate services to clients and their families. You will also monitor and evaluate client progress and achievement of recovery goals and adapt treatment as needed. As an Addiction Counsellor III, you will depend on your excellent relationship building skills with clients, families, government staff and colleagues.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Addictions or a combination of a bachelor’s degree in a related field with course work in addictions. A related degree combined with a diploma related to addictions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, may be considered. Individuals eligible for registration under the Health Professions Act must maintain active registration. Individuals may require authorization/permission under regulation to perform restricted psychosocial interventions and/or restricted activities.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Ability to work alone.
Position is currently for one year, with a strong possibility of extension.
Please apply online at:
Addiction Rehab Toronto
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Addiction Rehab Toronto is seeking an Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor
This position will include the following duties, but not limited to:
- -Maintain appropriate record keeping, and complete intake and discharge forms as needed
- -Maintain a safe, healthy and therapeutic environment for all residents
The ideal candidate must possess leadership skills, has knowledge and understanding of non – violent crisis intervention, and can work well in high stressful situations!
- · Provide appropriate professional understanding and intervention in response to emotional, behavioural, physical needs of clients
- · Maintain established routines and procedures within the facility
- · Assist residents to establish and achieve individualized goals
- · Maintains confidentiality of residents
- · Fosters positive relationships with community programs and individuals as necessary
- · Provides support to all agency program areas as requested
- · Participates in shift change and staff meetings as required, shares information in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.
- · Exercises good judgement and discretion in dealing with confidential information
- · Completes all necessary documentation, including written records/reports
- · Performs other organizational duties as assigned.
- · Learn and understand health and safety standards, regulations, policies and procedures and comply with them.
- · Education:Addiction and Mental Health Diploma and Certification Required
- · Certification: (CCAC, ICADC or in the process of applying)
- · 2-5 years’ experience working with people with addictions and mental health
- · Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- · Experience in telephone and in-person counselling
- · Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member
- · Trauma informed intervention training’
- · Member of a professional body, with intent to become part of professional body
- · First Aid Certification
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ADDICTION COUNSELOR POSITION
POSITION TITLE: Addiction Counselor
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Outpatient Addiction Centre – Chabad Lifeline is a non-sectarian organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by addiction. At Chabad Lifeline, individuals suffering from substance and behavioural addictions as well as their family members are guided by experienced and caring professionals through the process of healing and recovery.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
JOB DESCRIPTION: Providing psychosocial counseling, support, and education around issues related to addiction.
Specific duties include:
Initial intake, screening and assessment of new clients
Ongoing psychosocial support and counseling for existing clients
Outreach Program – Education / Prevention / Counseling
Liaison and contact with schools, hospitals, community organizations, 12-step community, and other clinical referrals
Other duties as required
EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: BSW (with a minimum 5 years of work experience) or MSW or MA. Excellent clinical and organizational experience is required, as well as creativity, flexibility, and self-direction. Shows strong initiative and independent judgment, has the ability to multi-task, with proven critical thinking skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as having the ability to work well in a team environment.
TO APPLY: For more information or to apply for this position, please send cover letters and résumés to: email@example.com