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Counsellor in substance addiction

Portage - Siège Social

This is a Contract position in Cassidy Lake, NB posted June 15, 2020.

You would like to contribute in providing essential care for our residents? Join the Portage team!

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS OF THE CLINICAL COUNSELLOR AT CASSIDY LAKE, NB:

– Ensures that all of the organization’s policies and procedures are followed and prioritizes the quality of care provided, as well as the safety and well-being of residents, in all tasks performed, actions taken and documents prepared.
– Ensures that the quality of care provided is adequate and complies with the organization’s existing policies and procedures.
– Ensures that all tasks and actions performed focus on the safety and well-being of residents.
– Welcomes residents and ensures their integration in the life unit, according to established procedure;
– Collaborates in evaluating the overall needs of residents;
– Ensures that the environment meets the needs of residents and that it promotes rehabilitation and well-being;
– Participates in developing treatment plans;
– Contributes to furthering individual therapeutical objectives, as determined in the treatment plan;
– Organizes and leads group and individual meetings at Prévost, according to established standards and procedures;
– Participates in the rehabilitation of residents through everyday moments;
– Coaches residents outside the establishment, if necessary;
– Participates in reviewing programs with other persons involved from the institution;
– Writes and forwards to the appropriate person the observation reports, evaluation reports and behaviour summaries, as well as any other required document;
– Participates in orientation and training of new personnel and interns;
– Fulfills any other related task at the request of his or her immediate supervisor.

TRAINING/EXPERIENCE FOR THE CLINICAL COUNSELLOR AT CASSIDY LAKE, NB:

– Cegep diploma (DEC) and/or University diploma or certificate in substance abuse treatment;
– Hold the ICADC certification of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), or begin the process to obtain this certification.

– Valid Driver’s license
– 1 – 2 years of experience in a similar position;
– Excellent knowledge of French and English (spoken and written);
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint;
– Experience with drug and alcohol addicted clients;
– Experience in a community environment and a therapeutic community;
– Experience in intervention and crisis management;
– Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations and teamwork

  • Hold a high-school diploma;
  • Cegep diploma (DEC) in special education (a major asset); or
  • University certificate in substance abuse treatment (a major asset); or
  • Hold the ICADC certification of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), or begin the process to obtain this certification.*
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English (spoken and written);
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence;
  • Experience with drug and alcohol addicted clients;
  • Experience in a community environment and a therapeutic community;
  • Experience in intervention and crisis management;
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations and teamwork;
  • Be free of any active criminal record and accept that a thorough verification of such be performed;
  • All other relevant experience or academic achievements will be considered.