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Date Listed 30-Nov-16
Address , Edmonton, AB,
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Job Offered By Professional Employer
Company Alberta Health Services
Job Type Please Contact

Addictions Counselor III

Requisition #:
424279

Union:
HSAA Facility PROF/TECH

Title
Addictions Counselor III

Department:
CH-ASRES ARC Edmonton-EDM

Posting Open Date:
2016-11-26

Posting Close Date:
2016-12-05

Location:
Adult Recovery Centre Edmonton - At

City:
Edmonton

Employee Class:
Temporary Full-Time

FTE:
1.00

Date Available:
2017-01-03

Temporary End Date:
2017-04-28

Hours Per Shift:
7.75

Length of Shift Cycle:
2

Shift Per Cycle:
10

Shift:
Days

Days Off:
As Per Rotation

Rates of Pay:
Minimum: 36.06 per hour Maximum: 46.55 per hour

Vehicle Required:
No

Category:
Mental Health, Psychology/Counselling/Social Work

Job Summary:

The Addiction Counsellor III:
- Reports to the Care Manager and is responsible for providing counseling support for clients admitted to an acute withdrawal management facility.
- Position supports up to 42 clients and provides crisis counseling and addictions & mental health assessments with the goal of treatment planning and referrals to appropriate community resources.
- Is expected to complete appropriate clinical documentation and facilitate psychoeducational workshops as well as maintaining positive liaisons with community and provincial stakeholders.
- Is expected to maintain continued competence in current and up-to-date addictions treatment theory and principles.
- Operates within a multi-disciplinary treatment team and is based on a medical model of care.
- Functions with minimal supervision and is required to work independently.

Qualifications:

- University Degree at the undergraduate/graduate level in an appropriate discipline or graduation from a recognized 2-year diploma program with equivalent experience.
- Appropriate licenses from governing body (ie. Alberta College of Social Workers).
- Candidates must have a minimum of two years direct counseling experience working in an addictions and mental health setting.
- Direct experience in case management, group and individual counselling, and knowledge of the process of addictions and various theoretical models are required.
- Experience in screening, assessing, and managing suicide risk are required.
AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Alberta Health Services
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