Job Postings – Two Available

Job Title: Addiction Counsellor – Home for Good Program

Duration: 1 year Contract – January 1st, 2019 – December 31st, 2019

Location: Niagara Region

Hours of Work: 17.5 hours/week, with evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate: $25.70-$29.75 per hour

Reports To: Director of Intensive Programs

Posting Date: November 9th, 2018

Closing Date: November 20th, 2018

Job Description Addiction Counsellor Home for Good Program Part-time Contract Position

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Intensive Programs, the Addiction Counsellor – Home for Good Program (HFG) will provide addiction assessment, engagement, support and treatment to individuals in the Home for Good Program, who expresses an interest in receiving addiction support. This is an outreach position that involves working closely with other Home for Good staff including Start Me Up Niagara, Hope Centre, Gateway Residential and Community Support Services of Niagara and the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Qualifications • A relevant undergraduate degree plus two years of addiction experience or a relevant two year Community College diploma with five years of addiction experience. • Registered with/or in the process of registering with a regulatory college (i.e. Ontario College of Social Workers/Social Service Workers, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). • Experience in harm reduction, safety planning and crisis intervention. • Current criminal record check for vulnerable sector. • Current First Aid and CPR certification. • Valid Driver’s license and insurance.

Skills and Abilities • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers. • Effective written and oral communication skills, problem solving, advocacy and assessment skills.

Details of Position/Hours of Work

Regular work week is 17.5 hours/week. This part-time contract position requires flexibility and strong engagement and assessment skills. Work hours may include some evening or week-end work. Services will be provided in the client’s home or at locations in the community convenient for the client. Many individuals in the Home for Good Program are in the pre-contemplative or contemplative stages of change.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Screening and Assessment • Determine the client’s specific needs, goals, presenting concerns, and stage of change through motivational interviewing, mutual investigation and exploration. • Build a therapeutic alliance to support clients to articulate their needs for service.

2. Initial Treatment Planning • Collaborate with Home for Good clients to engage in the development of an individualized addiction treatment plan based on the individuals’ strengths, prioritized problematic areas, readiness for change and preferences. • Facilitate access to programs, services and opportunities to support harm reduction and addiction recovery.

3. Outreach Services • Provide services within an understanding of the context of oppression, poverty and diversity. • Conduct individual counselling sessions. • Support relapse prevention, crisis intervention and addiction education to clients and partners in the Home for Good Program.

4. Client Liaison/Advocacy • Maintain a professional counselling relationship between the client and counsellor. • Develop linkages and maintain effective working relationships with other community services and agencies to facilitate contacts and services for clients in the Home for Good Program.

5. Administrative • Maintain a complete, accurate and comprehensive clinical record of each client, following agency standards for documentation.

6. Team and Organization Responsibilities • Work closely and in collaboration with all staff and agencies involved with the Home for Good Program. • Ensure that the clients’ rights are respected and addressed in accordance with legislation and the agencies policies and procedures. • Ensure that safety and well-being practices are implemented; this includes being knowledgeable of Universal Care precaution practices, emergency systems and procedures in dealing with crisis situations, communicable diseases, duty to report. • Liaise with community partners and other agencies in a manner that promotes the agency’s reputation and facilitates quality care for shared clients. • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Application Process: Please e-mail applications to Jaime Hrynczuk, Finance/Human Resources Generalist jhrynczuk@cason.ca Please include a cover letter and resume

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Job Posting

Job Title: Youth Outreach Counsellor

Duration: 1 year Contract – January 1st, 2019 – December 31st, 2019

Location: Niagara Region

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week, with evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate: $25.70-$29.75 per hour

Reports To: Director of Intensive Programs

Posting Date: November 9th, 2018

Closing Date: November 20th, 2018

Job Description Youth Outreach Counsellor Contract Position
Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Intensive Programs, the Youth Outreach Counsellor (YOC) will provide treatment and case management services to youth at risk in the community where substance use is the primary concern.

The formats of service include individual counselling, youth-focused groups, outreach, advocacy and role modelling. The YOC will provide linkages to other community programs and agencies to facilitate contacts and services that will support the youth in finding opportunities, solutions and resources to improve their social determinants of health.

Qualifications • A relevant undergraduate degree plus two years of addiction experience or a relevant two year Community College diploma with five years of addiction experience. • Registered with/or in the process of registering with a regulatory college (i.e. Ontario College of Social Workers/Social Service Workers, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). • Core training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). • Experience in harm reductions, safety planning and crisis intervention. • Current criminal record check for vulnerable sector. • Current First Aid and CPR certification. • Valid Driver’s license and insurance.

Skills and Abilities • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers. • Effective written and oral communication skills, problem solving, advocacy and assessment skills • Ability to manage crisis and adverse situations with staff, youth and families.

Details of Position/Hours of Work

Regular work week is 35 hours/week. This position requires full availability that includes evening and weekend hours along with a flexible schedule that is responsive to client’s needs. Services will be provided in office, the client’s home or at locations in the community convenient for the client.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Screening and Assessment • Determine the youth’s specific needs, goals, presenting concerns, and stage of change through motivational interviewing, mutual investigation and exploration. • Build a therapeutic alliance with youth to support them in articulating their needs for service. • Engage youth and their families to identify issues and barriers to accessing community services.

2. Initial Treatment Planning • Collaborate with Youth to engage in the development of an individualized treatment plan based on the Youth’s strengths, prioritized problematic areas, readiness for change and preferences. • Facilitate access to programs, services and opportunities in response to the youth and their family’s needs and requests.

3. Outreach Services • Provide services within an understanding of the context of oppression, poverty and diversity. • Model and encourage youth engagement in all domains of service. • Conduct individual and group counselling sessions. • Relapse prevention, crisis intervention and family counselling.

4. Client Liaison/Advocacy • Coach youth into skillful behaviour so they can intervene on their own behalf. • Maintain a professional counselling relationship between the client and counsellor. • Develop linkages and maintain effective working relationships with other community services and agencies to facilitate contacts and services for youth and their families.

5. Administrative • Maintain a complete, accurate and comprehensive clinical record of each client, following agency standards for documentation.

6. Team and Organization Responsibilities • Work closely and in collaboration with the Early Intervention for Emerging Adults Addiction Counsellor. • Ensure that the youth’s and family’s rights are respected and addressed in accordance with legislation and the agencies policies and procedures. • Ensure that safety and well-being practices are implemented; this includes being knowledgeable of Universal Care precaution practices, emergency systems and procedures in dealing with crisis situations, communicable diseases, duty to report. • Liaise with community partners and other agencies in a manner that promotes the agency’s reputation and facilitates quality care for shared clients. • Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Application Process: Please e-mail applications to Jaime Hrynczuk, Finance/Human Resources Generalist jhrynczuk@cason.ca Please include a cover letter and resume