Addictions and Mental Health Access 24/7 is an exciting new opportunity to offer a centralized and integrated intake using a “front door” location at Anderson Hall. Reporting to the Unit Manager and under the direction of the Program Manager for Urgent Services, the Addiction Counsellor functions in the context of a multi-disciplinary team that provides quality, client focused, recovery based, concurrent capable, culturally appropriate care to those seeking assistance/services within Addictions and Mental Health. In this role, you will have the opportunity to educate clients and families on a variety of addictions and mental health and wellness initiatives and resources. About Access 24/7: Access 24/7 will be a single point of contact for AHS and Covenant addiction and mental health services. The range of services include assessment, crisis intervention, navigation assistance, and stabilization services to the residents of the City of Edmonton and suburban areas. Access will conduct triage, screening and assessment in order to best match an individual’s need(s) to services and programs. Access 24/7 offers a wide range of services, as indicated, which offer the least intrusive and most appropriate services to clients and their families whether that be within clinic, community or client's home, which are based on the needs identified. As the Addiction Counsellor, you will be required to assess of the nature and severity of client's mental health and substance use, plan, and implement interventions to stabilize the situation. This position includes an outreach component provides short-term stabilization when clients are experiencing an Addiction and Mental Health crisis and/or when they require more intensive short-term monitoring.
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
Department: Access 24/7 Mental Health
Primary Location: Anderson Hall
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 02-MAR-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 30-MAR-2020
Temporary End Date: 05-OCT-2020
Hours per Shift: 9.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 24
Shifts per cycle: 76
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.06
Maximum Salary: $46.55
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
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:
Minimum of 3 years’ of relevant Addiction and Mental health experience. Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). A minimum of 3 years direct crisis experience, preferably in a community setting. Formal clinical training in triage, intervention, stabilization and case management skills, preferably in a community setting. Ability to ambulate, climb stairs, and move quickly without limitations in a variety of environments. Extensive knowledge of the resources of Addiction and Mental Health and the community.