ADDICTION COUNSELLOR ID: 64519

Deadline Date: 2020/07/10

Location:  Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ADDICTION COUNSELLOR Internal/External Posting EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ADDICTION COUNSELLOR Internal/External Posting

As an active member of the community health team, the Addiction Counsellor will use the Honouring Our Strengths framework to provide programs and services to individuals andfamilies affected by substance use and addiction issues.The Addiction Counsellor will work as part of an integrated team to improve access and
support for community members affected by substance use and addictions issues in aclient-centered, culturally appropriate manner.This position is a community-based initiative responsible for the administration ofcommunity development and collaboration with various health and social service workers
to deliver prevention programs, targeted prevention, early identification and intervention

Posting Date:
2020/06/30
City:
 Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Province:
 Ontario
Address:
 
Start Date:
 
Type:
 Full-Time
Hours:
 
Wage:
 
Number of positions:
 1
Days of work:
 
Occupation:
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
Duties:
 Summary of Duties:
- Implementation of existing Addictions Counsellor Strategic Plan and developing a work plan and individual specific training plan -Organize and implement community workshops and groups dealing with substance use issues
- Plan, organize & implement education programs for the elementary and secondary school students
- Takes an active role in targeted prevention of high risk groups, does assessments for early identification and implements intervention approaches
- Complete intake, screening, assessments - utilizing provincially mandated assessment tools, as well as the Native Wellness Assessment
- risk assessment and pre-treatment
- deliver community-based treatment programs, Counseling
- refer to treatment as required, as well as discharge planning and relapse support
- Create and implement an intensive aftercare program
-Implement land based, cultural and language practices into all programs and services
- Crisis intervention and Client advocacy as required
- Case Management
- Maintain confidential client records
- Take the lead on new initiatives and keep team informed on new developments in the area of addictions.
Qualifications:
-Honours Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited university or College Diploma in Human Services-ie Social Service Worker, Addiction Counselling, Native Child and Family Counsellor Plus minimum 2 years experience working in the addictions field.
- Registration with the College of Social Workers or other regulatory body
-Specialized training in crisis intervention, problem gambling, substance use
-Strong Ojibway Cultural Teachings - must be well versed in sharing teachings and stories.
- Possess ability and creativity to explore new methods and ideas to help people struggling with addictive behaviours.
- Computer literacy - able to learn new programs quickly and adapt to changing technology
- Experience & ability to administer & interpret provincially mandated alcohol, drug and gambling assessment tools
- Valid Ontario Drivers license, current First Aid & CPR
- Must be self-directed, and demonstrate time management and organizational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently
Misc.:
 
Closing Date/Apply by:
 2020/07/10
How To Apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by 12:00pm, July 10, 2020 to: recruitment@picriver.com
Debi Bouchie, Director of Operations
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
P.O. Box 193 Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO
(Incomplete Applications will be screened out.)

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Debi Bouchi
Position Title:
 Director of Operations
Company Name:
 Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address:
 PO Box 193
City:
 Heron Bay
Province:
 Ontario
Postal Code:
 P0T 2R0
Phone:
 
E-mail:
 recruitment@picriver.com
Web Address:
 None
 

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