New job Addictions Counsellor I Eastern Health in Marystown, NL Yesterday New! in Newfoundland and Labrador

Addictions Counsellor I Eastern Health in Marystown, NL Yesterday New!

Company : Eastern Health
Salary : $35.40 - $39.61 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Location: Marystown Health and Community Services Building

Addictions Counsellor I
Mental Health and Addictions Program - Flexible Act (FACT) Team
Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: Your hours of work will follow the flexible work schedule in accordance with Article 19.01(a) of the NAPE-HP Collective Agreement, based on 75 hours bi-weekly (by mutual agreement)
Salary: CG-39 ($35.40 - $39.61 per hour)
Competition Number: 2021005235
Posted Date: 16 September 2021
Closing Date: 23 September 2021

About Us

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to apply advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the treatment of referred clients for Case Management Services. The Addictions Counsellor I works in collaboration with the Case Management Team.\

This position works with considerable independence and carries an active caseload and other duties as assigned in the Case Management Program.

This position practices using the FACT Team model of Case Management and receives support on the model from the Clinical Supervisor in Case Management.
The Addictions Counsellor I is a specialized clinical position that provides addictions treatment services to individuals and/or family members. The position is responsible for assessment and treatment including individual and group counselling as well as referral to inpatient treatment. This position will work with other FACT team members in providing education and in-service in best practice approaches. Treatment would be fully integrated, with a strong focus on concurrent disorders treatment.

Job Demands

By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts objects less than 10 lbs. and rearranges furniture between 10-25 lbs. for group meetings, workshops, or presentations. Occasionally conducts counselling sessions and is required to sit for long periods with limited opportunity to move about. Fine finger/precision work is required on a regular basis. A high level of attentiveness and vigilance is also required when working alone and during counselling sessions to ensure safety or to detect impending danger to self and client. Regularly exposed to time pressures; occasionally exposed to interruptions due to crisis situations.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, or a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology or a related Graduate Degree in a clinical discipline as determined by the employer is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience within the last five (5) in a Mental Health and Addictions setting, with a focus in individual, family and group counselling is required.
  • Current registration with your professional association is required.
  • Knowledge of best practices, programs, services, and community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with co-workers, patients, and their families in a one to one and/or group environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • The use of a private vehicle and ability to work flexible hours are conditions of employment.
  • A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE HP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE HP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, daytime contact number, e-mail address, and competition and employee numbers if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

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