CURRENT OPENINGS

Clinical Counsellor

We are looking for a full time Clinical Counsellor

Nature and Scope of Work

This position reports to the Clinical Supervisor/Program Manager and provides counselling services – individual and group treatment format, assessments, education workshops, and case management services to clients addressing substance abuse issues. The position also has occasional need for medication administration and community liaison functions. The role requires collaborative team work on an integrated services team, which includes a supportive function to non-professional staff, and the ability to constantly hold a quality assurance perspective. Clinical work is at an intensive therapeutic level and commonly includes a variety of concurrent conditions such as PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, as well as other life complexities such as homelessness, poverty, and criminal justice involvement.

Provides clinical services to individuals and their family members:

  • Assessing client needs and developing a treatment plan with the client.
  • Providing group & individual counselling.
  • Providing psycho educational group sessions.
  • Documenting clinical and case management work according to established guidelines.
  • Producing discharge summaries in accordance with the established guidelines.
  • Participating in clinical and administrative caseload management.
  • Facilitating/referring clients to appropriate community resources.

Team practises and program planning and development:

  • Preparing for team case consultations/reports.
  • Participating in co-therapy sessions when required.
  • Providing guidance, direction, and orientation to less experienced staff/new employees, and to practicum students.
  • Participating in discussions related to planning, development and implementation of programming and policies.
  • Liaising and networking with allied agencies.
  • Participating in community development/education projects.

Orientation of the counselling approach:

  • Presents self in an approachable and friendly manner as an ethical representative of a professional community organization, proactively building rapport with residents, and enhancing residents’ motivation for positive change and encouraging residents to make healthy life style choices.
  • Facilitates learning of healthy choices, healthy coping skills, developing healthy relationships, setting healthy boundaries, effective communication and conflict resolution, positive parenting techniques, and promoting harmony reflecting best practices.
  • Demonstrates a person –centered orientation and framework to assist residents in analyzing situations, identifying and developing alternatives and establishing a plan of positive action.
  • Responds to residents’ requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner.

Expand services as needed:

  • Acquiring additional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction in order to stay current.
  • Meeting shifting demands and standards as a government funded non-profit agency.
  • Addressing changing client population.

Qualifications

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with an integrated services team.
  • Physical abilities to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to recognize gross medical symptoms and respond with appropriate action.
  • Computer skills for report writing and data entry.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Familiar with concurrent disorders in general with advanced understanding of common issues within the addiction population (i.e., sexual abuse, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression)

Education, Training & Experience:

  • General knowledge of substance abuse and related issues of recovery.
  • Three years of experience working in the Drug & Alcohol field with preference given for experience working in a residential setting.
  • Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or a bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent training and experience combined with advanced clinical training.
  • Membership in a professional clinical body such as the BCACC, BCASW (required).
  • Membership in a group psychotherapy body such as the AGPA, CGPA (preferred).

Please email a copy of your resume using the link below. Phone calls not accepted.

 

Client Care Worker

We are looking for a casual client care worker.

Nature and Scope of Work:

The Client Care Worker reports directly to the Operations Manager or designate. This is evening/night and weekend custodial work to ensure the safety and security of residents and the facility. Knowledge of fire and security procedures is essential to the performance of this work. The CCW will have access to a designated supervisor in case of emergency but he/she must have the physical and cognitive ability to act calmly and thoughtfully in emergency situations where Client Care Workers may be the only staff member on site.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Admission and orientation of new clients
  • Distributes pre-packaged &/or filled prescriptions for client self-administration.
  • Completes Medical Administration Record (MAR sheets)
  • Monitors & records PRN medications for client self-administration.
  • Monitors clients’ wellbeing and activities in the residence and keeps an electronic log of shift incidences including observations of client behaviour/problems.
  • Checks security of building on a regular basis, checks exits and lights, secures doors & windows.
  • Completes physical rounds of building including climbing stairs on all three floors.
  • Checks hazardous areas, such as the kitchen for fire and to ensure appliances are turned off.
  • Enforces house regulations including bedtime routine (lights out) and wake-up.
  • Answers telephone and records messages.
  • Interacts with clients on an informal basis.
  • Photocopying and scanning of program materials and other related paperwork as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to deal with others effectively and to communicate both verbally and written.
  • Must be proficient with computers.
  • Must have the physical abilities to perform the duties of the job (be able to stand/walk for long periods of time).
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to recognize gross medical symptoms and respond with appropriate action.

Education, Training & Experience:

  • General knowledge of substance abuse and related issues of recovery.
  • Addictions worker diploma or related education. Bachelor’s Degree in a counseling or related field a asset
  • Two years of experience working in a residential facility
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Excellent computer skills

Please email a copy of your resume using the link below. Phone calls not accepted.

Cook

We are looking for a casual/part-time cook.

Nature and Scope of Work

Responsible to the Chef. Prepares and serves normal and occasionally special diets in a residential setting. Responsible for maintenance of kitchen area, cleanliness, and sanitation as well as strict adherence to safe food preparation standards is required.

Illustrated Examples of Work

  • Prepares foodstuffs, cooks and serves appetizing meals to residential facility clients and staff.
  • Works from prepared menus.
  • Implements practises to minimize wastage as outlined in kitchen protocol.
  • Washes, dries and puts away kitchen utensils and dishes.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen appliances, counters and general area.
  • Maintains cleanliness in staff lounge removes dishes, replaces supplies.
  • Relieves Chef as assigned.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical abilities to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
  • Ability to function independently in accordance with written instructions and menus left by the Chef.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, cook and serve nutritional meals.

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Combination of two years of training and experience in general cooking.
  • Food Safe certificate.

Please email a copy of your resume using the link below. Phone calls not accepted.

If you are interested in joining a caring and dynamic team supporting clients on their journey to sobriety please forward your resume to our human resources department.