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Addictions Counsellor – Diploma

Health Careers in Sask

This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted May 7, 2021.

RHA Job Number: GO-00598809-3 Number of Vacancies: 1 Profession: Addictions Counselor Management: No Employer: SHA (Mamawetan) Community: La Ronge Hours to International Airport: 4.0 Community Website: Facility Name: LA RONGE SITE Department: A&D RECOVERY SERVICE Employment Type: Permanent Employment Term: Full Time Posting Date: March 29, 2021 Closing Date: March 29, 2022 17:00 Hours of Work: Shift Information: Days 224.00 hours per 6 week rotation Rate of Pay: $28.446 to $34.784 (5 step range) Union Name: HSAS Job Description 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.

– 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.

– Professional registration with applicable professional association (if applicable)
– Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check)
– Valid Saskatchewan Drivers license Additional Information 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.

Field Hours 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 Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement Successful applicant must provide a valid Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector query before an Offer of Employment is made.

Expected Start Date: April 12, 2021 FTE®: 1.00 This posting will remain Open until Filled.

Working in Canada Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.

Direct Inquiries To Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region (306) 425-4835