Addictions Counselor III

In by Tyne

Alberta Health Services
Published
September 16, 2022
Location
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
Salary/Pay
$36.88 an hour
City
  • Lethbridge

Description

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Your Opportunity:

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 the 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.

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
  • Unit and Program: Adult Outreach
  • Primary Location: Lethbridge Provincial Bldg
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 23-SEP-2022
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 03-OCT-2022
  • Temporary End Date: 30-APR-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • 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:2-3 years of work experience in mental health and/or addictions. Experience providing pro-active engagement to clients and effective collaboration with a wide variety of care providers, agencies and stakeholders. Critical thinking skills, advanced knowledge of mental illnesses, and evidence-based/evidence-informed treatment, including Risk Assessments, Crisis Management, Concurrent Disorders Treatment, and Harm-Reduction methods. Working knowledge and experience in the identification and management of complex addiction, mental illness, and chronic disease.

Preferred Qualifications:2-3 years of work experience with homeless individuals. Strong awareness of community resources is an asset.

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