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Addictions Counselor III

Alberta Health Services

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted June 13, 2021.

Your Opportunity: The Grande Prairie Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) Program has an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician.

If you are passionate about providing excellent addiction treatment services to youth and their families, and you are committed to the ongoing development of frontline service delivery then this is the ideal career opportunity for you.

The PChAD Program is a court-ordered detoxification and assessment program for youth aged 12-17 years, harmfully involved in substance use.

Youth are confined in a Protective Safe House for a period of 10 days to safely withdraw from substances, undergo a comprehensive assessment of their use, and receive recommendations on voluntary options post-discharge.

As an Addiction Counselor, you will be responsible for assessment, individual & group counselling, program development, group facilitation, and treatment planning.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional behavior management skills, strong assessment abilities, and a concurrent capable approach to treatment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as an ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

The position also requires an exceptional ability to engage and support families in the care of their youth, so the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of family-centered care.

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000.

This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

Description: As an Addiction Counsellor III, you will provide quality, client focused, recovery based and culturally appropriate assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, education and referral services for clients and their families; as well as community stabilization services.

You will develop and implement treatment plans and provide a range of interventions which offer least intrusive and most appropriate services to clients and their families.

You will also monitor and evaluate client progress and achievement of recovery goals and adapt treatment as needed.

As an Addiction Counsellor III, you will depend on your excellent relationship building skills with clients, families, government staff and colleagues.

Classification: Addictions Counselor III Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH Department: CH-Addiction Grande Prai-EDM Primary Location: Grande Prairie Addictions Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 1.00 Posting End Date: 25-JAN-2021 Employee Class: Regular Full Time Date Available: 15-FEB-2021 Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 2 Shifts per cycle: 10 Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends Days Off: Saturday/Sunday Minimum Salary: $36.06 Maximum Salary: $46.55 Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required Required Qualifications: Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Addictions or a combination of a bachelor’s degree in a related field with course work in addictions.

A related degree combined with a diploma related to addictions, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, may be considered.

Individuals eligible for registration under the Health Professions Act must maintain active registration.

Individuals may require authorization/permission under regulation to perform restricted psychosocial interventions and/or restricted activities.

Additional Required Qualifications: A minimum of two years’ experience providing counselling or therapy to adolescents.

Experience working with youth in an inpatient or residential treatment setting.

Certification is required in Suicide Prevention, First Aid/CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

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