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Addiction Counsellor -18 Month Contract

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • $60,817 -$72,231 CAD / Year
  • June 25, 2024
  • Salary/Pay: $60,817 -$72,231

Website Thunder Bay Counselling

Thunder Bay Counselling is a community-based organization that is widely respected for its progressive work environment and forward-thinking approach; from clinical practices and new technologies to flexible work arrangements and professional development opportunities, Thunder Bay Counselling provides a supportive working environment with competitive compensation and benefits.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Addiction Counsellors are responsible for:
• Assessing clients utilizing standardized assessment tools
• Engaging clients in the treatment planning process
• Providing counselling and case management using a variety of evidence-informed therapeutic approaches and modalities
• Collaborating with other service providers
• Advocating for and supporting clients to assist in meeting their needs
• Participating in ongoing and regular supervision and professional growth
• Maintaining accurate and timely documentation and reports

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
• A sound theoretical framework for working in mental health and substance use health
• Superior communication skills
• Strong analytical and reasoning skills
• Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships
• Understanding of Indigenous culture and history with awareness of culturally respectful services
• Experience and skill in group facilitation
• Experience working with systems such as mental health, substance use health, social assistance, child welfare and criminal justice

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate requires at minimum:
• Bachelor level degree in a social science
• Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
• Three (3) years of experience
• Solid clinical framework with knowledge in a variety of therapeutic interventions including CBT and DBT
• Ability to provide culturally based interventions
• Use of a personal vehicle for transporting clients

BENEFITS
6% of gross earnings in lieu of group benefits plus fifteen days of paid time off

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