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Addiction Counsellor – Addiction Medicine Program

Homewood Health

This is a Contract position in Stoney Creek, ON posted May 9, 2021.

Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care.

Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary Many dynamic improvements are taking place in AMP.

We’re excited to announce that we’re proceeding with a new model of care that significantly lowers the patient-to-prime therapist ratio.

This will intensify the meaningful work that can be accomplished, and also strengthen our team approach.

As a team member, you’ll have many opportunities to assist people making significant change in their lives.

You’ll be supported by a new management team, and highly skilled colleagues with a significant range of experience and expertise in addictions treatment.

We’re doing leading edge research through our Post-Discharge Outcomes study with the Homewood Research Institute, and guiding all program development based on existing and new evidence.

As an Addiction Counsellor, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers.

If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here Hours of work: Permanent, Full-Time, 35 hours a week, evenings and occasional weekends As one of our Addiction Counsellors, you’ll be involved in the assessment, treatment, and aftercare planning to support patients in their recovery process.

This includes facilitating psychoeducational sessions as well as facilitating process groups for individuals struggling with substance use disorders, concurrent disorders and special populations that include emerging adults, health care professionals and first-responders, military and veterans.

Competence in best-practice treatment modalities including, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, is required.

This work necessitates the ability to practice the controlled act of psychotherapy and as such requires registration in a regulatory college.

The Addiction Medicine Program offers abstinence-based treatment.

What you’ll be doing
• Provides counselling to support the individual’s addiction and mental health recovery
• Develops and presents psycho-educational and psycho-dynamic sessions to clients/patients in individual or group formats
• Provides a learning experience for volunteers, staff and students through supporting their observer role in group and/or by supervising students
• Facilitates group counselling sessions
• Liaises with referral sources and other relevant community supports to advance patient/client’s progress
• Supports patient’s/clients’ discharge planning needs through referral to appropriate community resources
• Assists patients/clients in coordinating outpatient counselling and/or follow-up What we’re looking for
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a recognized Social Science program with addiction specific education
• Must be a member in good standing with the relevant regulatory college/governing body in Ontario or in pursuit of relevant credential
• Experience in group and individual counselling, strong customer service skills
• Experience coordinating client care with other service providers
• Demonstrated experience in concurrent disorders
• Ability to work independently; skills in presenting to groups; ability to work within an interdisciplinary team; excellent time management and organizational skills
• Evidence of good work and attendance record
• Demonstrated commitment to Homewood’s Values (Service Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity)
• Commitment to working within Homewood’s Health and Safety Standards Why work with us Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders.

Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation.

Our people make a difference Homewood Health Inc.

is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.