New Job Addictions Counsellor I In Newfoundland And Labrador

Addictions Counsellor I
Addictions Counsellor I

Addictions Counsellor I

Company : Eastern Health
Salary : $35.75 - $40.01 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Location: Mount Pearl Square

Mental Health and Addictions Program (West Team)
Remote Work Opportunities
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 ($35.75 - $40.01 per hour)
Competition Number 2022000218
Posted Date January 13

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 Addictions Counsellor I is a specialized clinical position that provides addictions treatment services to individuals, groups and/or family members. The position is responsible for completing comprehensive assessments, offering education sessions on addictions issues, formulating treatment plans and designing follow up with clients. These services are provided through individual, couple, family and group therapies, conducted at designated sites or through virtual means. The successful applicant will consult and work as part of an inter-disciplinary team in partnership with other professionals and community groups regarding addictions programming and treatment issues. The work is performed independently with strong links to other staff within the Mental Health and Addictions Program. The incumbent may also be required to cover shifts at DoorWays or offer TAO (therapist assisted online) counselling.

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 an 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, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

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

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

Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email [email protected] or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

All Eastern Health employees and new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

Date Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Full-time - Permanent
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