New Job Addictions Counsellor I In Newfoundland And Labrador

Addictions Counsellor I
Addictions Counsellor I

Addictions Counsellor I

Company : Western Health
Salary : $37.20–$41.63 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Permanent Full-time
Addictions Counsellor I - Blomidon Place
Mental Health and Addictions, Corner Brook, NL

DUTIES: Performs professional counselling in addictions to children impacted by addictions, youth presenting with substance abuse/gambling issues and their families. Conducting counselling and casework with children, youth and their families through individual, family, and group therapy on an outpatient basis including comprehensive assessment, early intervention, treatment and follow-up in the context of a child/youth mental health and addictions team setting. Provides referral and follow-up services for children and youth to outside agencies both within and outside the Province. Assists clients with various community groups to provide and obtain information to provide an integrated case evaluation. Accepts referrals from various services and provides necessary liaison pertaining to treatment plan and follow-up. Prevention programming delivered from a population health approach. This position may provide travelling clinics in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of professional counselling, assessment, and case evaluation techniques in the area of addictions with specific knowledge of techniques in the area of child and adolescent treatment. Candidates must have proven ability in the areas of treatment plan development, problem solving, early intervention strategies, follow-up, and family counselling. Effective communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills are essential. The required knowledge and abilities would normally have been acquired through progressive experience in individual, group and family counselling in the area of addictions, with specific experience in the provision of prevention and education to children and youth in relationship to counselling. A Masters Degree of Social Work preferred; a Bachelor of Social Work required; or a Masters Degree of Clinical Psychology, or a Graduate Degree in a clinical discipline with experience in an addictions setting is required. Candidates must be eligible for registration within their profession. A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required for this position.

If there is no suitable candidate with the required qualifications other levels of experience and training
may be considered for this competition.

Please Note: The use of a private vehicle is a condition of employment.

Hours of Work: 75 Hours per pay period
0830-1630 Hours, Monday to Friday
Flexible hours are required
Salary Scale: $37.20 to $41.63 per Hour
Competition Number: WH-2023000668
Competition Closing Date: 31 May 2023
Recruiter Name: Megan Mahar

Western Health values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

A resume, proof of qualifications, and the names of two employment references are required. Applicants who do not provide the necessary documentation as outlined on this job posting will not be considered.

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Thank you for your interest with Western Health. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.