CONCURRENT DISORDERS CLINICAL COUNSELLOR
Within the context of a harm reduction, client centered care model, and in accordance with the standards of practice and the established vision and values of the organization, the Concurrent Disorders Counsellor provides screening, assessment, psychoeducational groups, psycho-ed training and trauma counselling to clients and to industry. Will require a high level of skill with SOC for a highly resistant population. Will be able to utilize motivational interviewing with a refined and honed skillset.
The role requires identification of the existence of concurrent disorders including mental health and/or substance use problems, for client’s who minimize or dismiss use. The successful applicant will have strong skills working with concurrent disorders. Will be able to engage clients in psychiatric & bio-psycho-social assessments, mental status examinations, and case formulations. Will engage in development and implementation of outcome orientated treatment plans that cover concurrent disorders and case-management.
The successful CCD Counsellor will provide treatment services to clients including individual, group, couples and family therapy and education according to theoretical models, with a strong focus on trauma counselling. Will collaborate with others to facilitate the management of cases; coordinate care using a supportive case management approach within the principles of harm reduction. Will engage client’s wider circle when treatment planning within the confines of established confidentiality practices.
Will participate in case conferences/meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team for identification and management of client mental health issues. Participate in developing and providing education services and contribute to program development in order to meet the needs of the CCD population. Collaborates, consults and provides clinical support and education to colleagues for continuity of care, treatment concerns, specialized services and community resource coordination.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Example of Skills and Abilities Required:
Required Education, Training, and Experience:
Masters Degreein Social Sciences such as social work, clinical counselling and clinical psychology plus three (3) years’ recent, related experience working with clients who have substance use disorders/addictions and/or who are frequently characterized as concurrent disordered.
Bachelors Degreein Psychology (applicants without a Bachelors Degree in Psychology will not be considered)
All interested applicants should submit a current resume, and cover letter including the contact details of three references. Applications are accepted until position is filled, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please call 604-521-8611
Job Type: Full-time Temporary
Salary: $40-45.00 /hour
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $40.00 to $45.00 /hour