Addictions Counselor III

In by Saamis Employment

Alberta Health Services
January 18, 2023
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
$36.88-$47.61 per hour
  • Medicine Hat


Your Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly skilled, client and family centered, team oriented, welcoming, and engaging Addiction Counsellor to join our Addiction and Mental Health Adult Outreach Team. The Addiction Counsellor III will work with individuals struggling with addiction issues and/or concurrent disorders. Responsibilities will include individual, family and group counselling including the provision of screening, assessment, treatment, case management, consultations, and referrals. This role also monitors and evaluates client progress and achievement of recovery goals and adapts treatment plans as needed. As an Addictions Counsellor III, you will utilize your relationship building skills with clients, families, team members and community stakeholders. This position will support clients at the NTS/ODP (Narcotic Transition Service/ Opioid Dependency Program) site in Medicine Hat. There are 2 positions available.


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

    • Unit and Program: Addiction and Mental Health Outreach - Medicine Hat

    • Primary Location: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

    • Location Details: As Per Location

    • Multi-Site: Not Applicable

    • FTE: 1.00

    • Posting End Date: 26-JAN-2023

    • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits

    • Date Available: 13-FEB-2023

    • Temporary End Date: 29-MAR-2024

    • Hours per Shift: 7.75

    • Length of Shift in weeks: 12

    • Shifts per cycle: 60

    • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends

    • Days Off: As Per Rotation

    • Minimum Salary: $36.88

    • Maximum Salary: $47.61

  • 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:Previous experience within the past 5 years working in an Addiction counselling field. The incumbent should have knowledge of resources within Addiction and Mental Health, relevant community resources and be able to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members and community stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload. Non-violent crisis intervention certification, suicide assessment/risk training. Previous experience working with individuals receiving narcotic transition services or opiate agonist therapy preferred. Experience in liaising and working in partnership with community stakeholders, other professionals and physicians in the continuum of Addiction and Mental Health care preferred.

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