New Job Addictions Counsellor I In Newfoundland And Labrador

Addictions Counsellor I
Addictions Counsellor I

Addictions Counsellor I

Company : NL Health Services
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

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Job Description

Location: Clarenville Coish Place

Addictions Counsellor I
Mental Health and Addictions- Flexible Act (FACT) Team
Temporary, Full Time (until March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension)
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 150 hours within a designated 4 week period (by mutual agreement) Salary CG-39 ($37.20 - $41.63 per hour) Competition Number 2023005457 Posted Date 1 September 2023 Closing Date 8 September 2023

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.

More than 528,000 individuals live in Newfoundland and Labrador, and NL Health Services provides health and community services to over 21,000 employees. Detailed information is available at

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 role operates with a high level of autonomy and includes an active workload along with various tasks assigned to them within the Case Management Program. It follows the FACT model of case management and provides support to the Clinical Supervisor in the case management role.

An individual or family member who needs addiction treatment services is supported by The Addiction's Counsellor. This position is a specialized clinical role that includes assessment, group counselling, referral to inpatient treatment, education, or best practice approaches. It is responsible for treating individuals and families as part of the overall approach to addiction recovery along with other team members on the FACT team.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limed 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 Graduated 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 addiction 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.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.
The use of a private vehicle and ability to work flexible hours are conditions of employment.

To check your attendance, please visit your employee portal on the Intranet. Only those who hold positions with accumulated sick time can access the record.

In case of an internal or external posting, only those from the Eastern Health NAPE HBC Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If not, all applications will still be accepted except for those by the organization itself. Additionally, candidates from other departments or agencies will be preferred.

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If you have successfully applied for a vacancy, you will receive an email confirmation. If not, please contact Recruitment at [email protected] or call (773) 7777 ext. 5.

To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date 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.
The contact details for candidates seeking employment are as follows:.

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

You can send an email to [email protected] requesting to withdraw your application if you no longer want the position. Please do so ASAP.

NL Health Services is committed to inclusive and barrier-free hiring practices. We will work with applicants who seek assistance during the process. If you have any questions, please call our Recruitment Department at 777-777-5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693). Our goal is to provide all types of candidates with an opportunity to participate in successful recruitment, selection, and onboarding.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only those who are selected for an interview will receive a call. The successful candidate will be required to provide: if possible: a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local police (within reason; Vulnerable Sector check), educational documents, registration/licence and Social Insurance Number.