Residential Addiction Treatment Counselor – Case Management

  • Company:
    Wayside House of Hamilton
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Healthcare

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:  Residential Addiction Treatment Counsellor/Case manager

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Clinical Supervisor

FINAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO:  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

HOURS OF WORK:  Alternating depending upon Assignment.  Includes daytime, afternoon and overnight hours. Includes weekdays, weekends and holidays.    

TYPE OF POSITION:

Full Time (X)                       Part Time (X)      Casual ( )                              Project (  )

               

PROGRAM AND SERVICE DELIVERY

Develop, administer and direct programs and services for chemically dependent adults and those affected by their addictions:

·         To provide Case Management and counselling services for program participants

·         To provide a variety of delivery methodologies designed to meet the service recipients’ needs including:

1.      Individual counselling; abstinence-based and harm reduction supports and approaches

2.      Support participants in developing and implementing their recovery goals

3.      Facilitation and co-facilitation of the group process

4.      Preparation and delivery of material for groups

5.      Referral to other service providers and resources where appropriate

6.      Evaluation of service recipients’ progress

·         To participate in a team approach to case planning

·         To perform program promotion and outreach in the community

·         To act as a resource and role model for colleagues and participants alike

·         To lend direct-service perspective and expertise to the assigned committees

Crisis intervention, problem-solving, and assisting participants with daily living

ADMINISTRATIVE AND STATISTICAL DUTIES

Completion of administrative and organizational responsibilities, including:

1.       Assessment and referral tools

2.       Admission and discharge forms and statistics

3.       Time sheets and activity logs

4.       Communication logs and emails

5.       Participant and program evaluations

6.       Financial management documents

7.       Clinical case notes and group reports

8.       Correspondence and report writing

Data base management and activity tracking

SUPERVISION, TEAM MEETINGS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

·         To engage in regular supervision with the Clinical Supervisor and/or CEO to receive feedback on job performance, plan & evaluate professional goals, engage in relevant training and report on programs & services

  • To remain informed of related agencies and services for referral purposes
  • To maintain all established policies/procedures & practices of the organization
  • To participate in team meetings and clinical supervision
  • To participate in and provide all relevant in-service training
  • To provide training and guidance to new staff, students and volunteers

To perform other duties as assigned

4.         EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING REQUIRED:

(a) Minimum level of education, formal training or equivalent required: 

·         Community College Diploma. Social Worker/Social Service Worker Diploma would be preferred. Eligible for registration in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and/or registration in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

 

(b) Other required certificates:

·         First Aid/CPR

·         Satisfactory Police Clearance Check

·         Valid Ontario Drivers’ Licence (may be required), and good driving record

 

            (c) Special skills or training, or knowledge:

·         All “foundational” and “basic” ‘Core Competencies’ for substance abuse professionals commensurate with role (*or engaged in a training/development plan to acquire same)

·         Demonstrated understanding of the unique needs of men

·         Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in English

·         Demonstrated experience working on a multidisciplinary team

·         Demonstrated exposure and knowledge of integrated addiction treatment frameworks

·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience with trauma and concepts of implementing a Trauma Informed approach and assurance of a Trauma Informed environment

·         Demonstrated ability to plan and implement a relevant training schedule

·         Demonstrated time management skills

·         Demonstrated ability to problem solve, work under pressure, and manage competing priorities

·         Proficient in PC (computer) word processing, data bases, email communications and accessing web based resources

 

 

5.         EXPERIENCE

Minimum amount of related experience required:

·         Two (2) years as a paid staff in social services field, with specific experience working with adults who have addictions.

·         Experience in individual and group counselling techniques as they relate to addiction services

·         Experience with motivational interviewing and brief therapy modalities