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  • Organization:

    De Novo Treatment Centre

    City and Province:

    Huntsville, ON

    Job Position:

    Executive Director

    Open Date:

    2023-10-16

    Details:

    The De Novo Treatment Centre (De Novo) is an accredited alcohol and drug treatment service operated as a partnership between management and unionized members of Ontario’s construction trades as a private residential treatment center situated in Huntsville, Ontario. The center specializes in the treatment of substance abuse using evidence-based practices such as the 12 Step Minnesota model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and meditation Therapy. De Novo serves unionized construction workers, employers and their immediate families helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction achieve lifelong recovery.

    The Executive Director will lead the De Novo Treatment Centre to deliver on the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors and be responsible for the effective delivery and management of programs, financial management, human resources, funding, and organizational planning. With a current budget of approximately $6 million, the incumbent will work closely with a team of over 30 full and part-time employees.
    The De Novo Treatment Centre is seeking an exceptional non-profit leader who will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the senior team to lead the vision, strategy and execution of programs, services, and operations. This is a significant responsibility that requires an authentic leader and communicator comfortable operating in a high demand environment with limited resources. You will play a vital role in maximizing efficiency, employee engagement, and client satisfaction. With an academic understanding or practical experience, passion, and commitment to the 12 Step/ abstinence model, you believe in continuing education and in keeping skills updated and remaining current with new addiction treatment modalities. You value staff and the role of the construction building trades and believe in cultivating strong, cohesive, and supportive environments and act as a champion of DEI internally and externally. Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required for this position.

    To fill this position, De Novo has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at
    https://careers.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/28712.

    For more information, please contact Yasmine Benali of Odgers Berndtson at Yasmine.Benali@odgersberndtson.com.

    We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages applicants from all equity-deserving groups.

    The De Novo Treatment Centre is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the De Novo Treatment Centre throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.



  • Organization:

    Addiction Services Central Ontario

    City and Province:

    Aurora, ON

    Job Position:

    Case Manager 2

    Open Date:

    2023-09-14

    Details:

    JOB POSTING: ADDICTION SERVICES CENTRAL ONTARIO -
    JOB POSTING 2023.21FT

    CASE MANAGER 2 – HOUSING SUPPORT SERVICES
    2 Permanent Full-time Positions

    Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is a charitable, community-based addiction services organization with its main office located in Aurora, Ontario and provides programs and services in York Region, South Simcoe and some parts of Toronto. To better reflect the people and communities we serve, our name has changed from Addiction Services for York Region to Addiction Services Central Ontario. Be sure to visit our new website: https://helpwithaddictions.ca.

    ASCO unites to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation. Addiction Services Central Ontario takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community. ASCO embraces a holistic, biological, psychological, social and spiritual approach to addiction. A holistic approach places the person at the centre. The agency uses a harm reduction approach in addiction treatment and equally respects individuals who choose abstinence or harm reduction. ASCO’s four strategic priorities are: Organizational Excellence, Building Awareness, Service Expansion and Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations.

    Addiction Services Central Ontario is seeking two highly motivated and energetic individuals for the position of Case Manager 2 for our Housing Support Services Program.

    With ASCO’s current increase of in-person services, this position will be based in the Aurora office location, as well as other satellite office locations and clinics including York Region, North York and South Simcoe, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. ASCO is required to follow all public health and provincial directives as well as of those of our Ontario Health Team partners as related to the pandemic and other health issues that may come forward, including but not limited to vaccination requirements.

    These are full-time permanent positions, for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of two evenings per week, providing services throughout York Region, North York and South Simcoe. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The hourly wage rate for this position is $32.47.

    Why work at ASCO?
    • 3 weeks’ Vacation to start; 4 weeks after one (1) year of continuous service
    • HOOPP Pension Plan for Full-time and Part-time permanent staff
    • 3 Flex Days to be taken throughout the year
    • 15 days’ Paid Personal time
    • Education Allowance provided up to $300 per fiscal year
    • 5 Education Days per fiscal year provided for personal and professional development
    • Comprehensive Benefits package
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Various employer-paid training programs
    • Mileage reimbursement when required
    • Free On-site Parking


    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to organizational policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Protection of Privacy, Workplace Violence, Discrimination and Harassment policies, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, etc.
    • Follows all health and safety policies and procedures as per our Health & Safety Program, and actively maintains a healthy & safe work environment through both actions and words.
    • Functions in accordance with relevant professional standards of practice.
    • Regularly updates professional knowledge through educational events, workshops, and profession related reading and training.
    • Takes part in regular supervision with the Clinical Supervisor, providing necessary information for review of client files and discussion of appropriate interventions, and sets professional goals where required related to skill and knowledge acquisition.
    • Engages in regular performance reviews and provides feedback concerning own performance.
    • Accepts direction from the Clinical Supervisor and provides feedback concerning client and service issues.
    • Completes mandated assessment tool (GAIN)
    • Negotiates individualized treatment plan, based on feedback from the assessment results, the client’s strengths, prioritized problem areas, client’s preference and readiness to change, and identification of potential barriers to treatment entry.
    • Develops a clear plan of action; including client’s identified goals, treatment interventions, specific referral as appropriate, duration and frequency of on-going services.
    • Demonstrates ability to observe boundaries, engage in appropriate emotional regulation.
    • Establishes collaborative partnerships with clients that involve non-judgmental listening and client-directed goal setting that fosters independence, self-determination, competence and hope, by employing strengths based principles and practices.
    • Informs clients of confidentiality requirements and the limitations of confidentiality.
    • Collects relevant information through assessment from clients, and with their permission, from family members and other service providers in order to collaboratively develop a treatment plan.
    • Develops long term goals, short term objectives to meet their goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives.
    • Collaboratively develops individualized crisis prevention/intervention plans with clients as required.
    • Helps clients to take advantage of wellness opportunities including healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and a variety of self-care strategies.
    • Provides supportive counselling.
    • Provides information about community resources to clients, and with their permission, family and significant others.
    • Attends case conferences, and accompanies clients to agencies, and to health-related and other appointments.
    • Collaboratively develops with clients a transition plan that will result in a positive termination of service.
    • Participate in Group Services delivery upon completion of orientation, shadowing and training
    • Follows program guidelines and the Client Safety Framework to promote the safety of clients.
    • Provides appropriate support to clients who have reported actions that are contrary to the Health & Safety program, or who have engaged in actions that are contrary to the program
    • As applicable, works with clients to identify safety issues, and develop prevention and response strategies
    • Maintains client files according to agency policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures.
    • Maintains timely and comprehensive documentation of plans, summaries, client contacts and interventions and any other client issues in clients’ files, including in agency databases and information management systems.
    • Reports statistics about clinical activities using mandated database and using agency format.
    • Completes monthly, annual and other reported documentation as required in a punctual and comprehensive manner.
    • Maintains clear and concise client records that are based upon facts and observations, avoiding opinion or subjective conclusions.
    • Conducts individual case management sessions - the frequency and length of sessions may vary depending on the client’s needs and program format.
    • Maximizes client’s participation in treatment, community services and events and actively promotes self-efficacy.
    • Provides supportive counselling including, but not limited to, brief intervention, lifestyle and personal counselling to assist individuals to develop skills to manage substance abuse and related problems, and/or maintain and enhance treatment goals.
    • Knowledge and understanding of services provided such as referrals to therapy, residential treatment, detox, relapse prevention, crisis intervention, follow-up and aftercare.
    • Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of the supports and services in Central Ontario and surrounding areas.
    • Establishes effective working relationships with hospitals, physicians, emergency shelters, community mental health and addiction providers, housing providers, and other community agencies and resources and helps clients to negotiate with services and engage in self-advocacy.
    • Engages in community capacity building to support people.
    • May sit on external and internal committees that are consumer related, upon approval of the Clinical Supervisor.
    • Advocates ensuring that services and supports are meeting a client’s needs.
    • Intervenes on client's behalf, as requested or indicated, with other agency staff, the housing provider or other community services.
    • Develops an advocacy plan in collaboration with clients to ensure access to mental health services, and to address any other identified issues.
    • Engages in systemic advocacy to address issues of inequality and injustice with the support of the Program Supervisor.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Director.
    • Liaises with community partners and other agencies in a manner that promotes the agency’s reputation and facilitates quality care for shared clients.
    • Participates in agency work delegated to committees related to staff development, program planning, social activities, community information, etc.
    • Shares information and constructive observations with colleagues that promote clinical and administrative activities of the agency, including peer review and consultation,
    • Commitment to research investigations, pilot projects, etc. that may be undertaken by the agency.
    • Helps ensure the agency and program objectives are met.
    • Participates in public education, student placement mentoring, program development, planning groups, etc., as appropriate and/or assigned.
    • Demonstrated interest in health care and the specific fields of substance abuse, problem gambling, concurrent disorders, and supportive housing.
    • Works harmoniously with colleagues, including not behaving in ways that are likely to be offensive in any manner to others and confronting such behaviours by others.
    • Ensuring case management support is conducted with an Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism (AOAR) framework and through an AOAR lens.
    • Conducts self in a responsible, professional manner.
    • Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, one of the sciences, or a health-related discipline preferred, with a considerable knowledge of substance abuse issues
    • Member or member in progress with one of the regulatory colleges under the Regulated Health Professionals Act ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario; Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
    • Experience working with marginalized populations, combined with a considerable knowledge of substance use / misuse issues
    • Minimum 2 years of case management experience
    • Proven work experience in housing, basic life skills, counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, meditation, and conflict resolution
    • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications, and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
    • Ability to practice in a culturally sensitive manner using anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
    • Ability to work in a harm reduction context
    • Sound knowledge, awareness and understanding of anti-oppression and anti-racism (AOAR) practices
    • Knowledge of The Ontario Mental Health Act, Mental Health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements.
    • Knowledge of The Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Child and Family Services Act
    • Certification in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) a definite asset
    • Extensive knowledge of supports and services in York Region, including formal and informal resources is an asset.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • The ability to provide services in French and any additional languages a definite asset

    Other requirements
    • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
    • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures

    Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others.


    Apply online at: https://helpwithaddictions.ca/about-us/about-asco/join-our-team/


    Deadline to Apply: Until Filled.

    The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:
    • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
    • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
    • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code, and we encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application. We are wholly committed to integration and to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and is given the opportunity to fully contribute, ensuring an equal employment environment without discrimination or harassment, while maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We remain committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

    ASCO is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


    WE WELCOME ALL APPLICATIONS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED



  • Organization:

    Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

    City and Province:

    Ottawa

    Job Position:

    Youth Wellness Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2023-09-11

    Details:

    INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING

    Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit
    organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to
    providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and
    collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

    Position # 2023 - 79
    Position Title: Youth Wellness Counsellor
    Posting Date: September 11, 2023
    Start Date: ASAP
    Hours: 37.5 hours – Monday-Friday, with evening and some weekend hours required.
    Position Status: Full-time, Indeterminant
    Salary Range: Inuuqatigiit Centre offers a competitive wage and benefit package.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Initiatives and Mental Health
    the Youth Wellness Counsellor provides wholistic mental health and substance
    use/abuse services to Inuit youth and families through individual and group
    activities that focus on their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being
    using a culturally based, trauma-informed and harm-reduction approach.

    KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
     Provide high quality individual and group counselling services using a harm-
    reduction approach.
     Help clients examine their wellbeing including substance use, developing life skills,
    coping strategies and engaging in healthy recreational, cultural, and social activities in the community
     Ensure use of trauma informed practice to support clients and provide culturally and linguistically relevant service;
     Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to crisis situations involving clients;
    including assessing and addressing risky behaviors' (self harm, suicidal ideation);
     Participate in case management with Inuuqatigiit Centre staff team and including case conferencing with external agencies.
     Develop and facilitate substance use and mental health related group counselling and psychoeducational groups.
     Complete screenings and assessment for substance use and mental health.
     Provide education on the relation between substance abuse and trauma, alcohol/drug information, harm reduction, emotional regulation and management of triggers.
     Provide clients with thorough and effective case management.
     Refer youth/parents to appropriate services as required and document the results of these referrals.
     Utilize harm reduction and evidence based therapeutic approaches.
     Provide education and support in the distribution and use of Naloxone kits.
     Incorporate traditional values and culture-based practices into the therapeutic work to promote wellness and healing.
     Document individualized healing and/or safety plans for individuals.
     Keep all case notes and clinical information secured in locked cabinet.
     Maintain accurate client information in the Inuuqatigiit Centre client database.
     Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of fund and Inuuqatigiit
    Centre (e.g. attendance, project statistics, project targets, surveys, completing
    Incident/Accident reports etc.)
     Be available to consult with Agency staff regarding issues related to substance abuse.

    ACCOUNTABILITY
     Accountable to support clients: youth and parents, caregivers as required.
     Accountable for the safety and security of clients, including on-going assessment of
    client status, possibility of harm to self or others and related mental health
    information.
     Accountable for maintaining client confidentiality and privacy of personal information, including client files, as per the agency’s policies.
     Accountable for incorporating cultural counselling perspectives in client services.
     Adhere to and promote the mandate, workplan and mission of Inuuqatigiit Centre.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
     Must demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in working with youth and children.
     Ability to function effectively in a high stress environment.
     Willing to work flexible hours as needed to meet programming and client needs;
     Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment.
     Provide service in office and on an outreach basis.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
     Knowledge of the needs of Inuit youth and issues faced by Inuit parents/caregiver.
     Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports.
     Knowledge of the socio determinants of health and intergenerational trauma that may impact Inuit youth and families.
     Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports.
     Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to the well-being of Inuit children, youth, and families.
     Ability to communicate effective orally, in writing and in English.
     Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software.
     Strong organizational, program planning and problem-solving skills.

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
     Inuit descent preferred.
     Fluency in Inuktitut preferred.
     Respect for the Inuit traditions, values, and norms of clients.
     Post-secondary education in related field including courses in addictions and trauma.
     Minimum of 2 year’s experience providing alcohol, drug and mental health counselling.
     Registration with recognized professional body preferred or willingness to obtain.
     Certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills is an asset.
     Experience working with Indigenous populations is an asset.
     Experience providing individual and group counselling related to substance abuse:
    harm reduction, prevention, treatment, and aftercare.
     Comply with Standards of Professional Conduct and Oath of Confidentiality.
     Current Police Records Check-Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.
     Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations;
     Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2).
     TB Test, if applicable.
     ASIST, First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified); and
     Valid drivers license an asset.

    Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume to:
    jobs@inuuqatigiit.ca

    Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout
    the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the
    HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can
    make suitable arrangements with you.
    When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position,
    preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.
    We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an
    interview will be contacted. This position is dependent upon funding approval.



  • Organization:

    Westover Treatment Centre

    City and Province:

    Thamesville, ON

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:

    2023-08-15

    Details:

    Casual, part-time addiction worker for afternoons, midnights, and weekends.

    Responsible for the welfare of clients, security of the treatment centre and administration of any emergencies during the evening, weekend, and night shifts. Under the direction of the Program Director.
    Email lbrush@westovertreatmentcentre.ca


    Core Competencies:
    · Presents a positive and professional image at all times
    · Good time management and quality orientation
    · High level of discretion and confidentiality
    · Self-motivated, self reliant and flexible
    · Good problem solving, sound judgement and decision making

    · Accountability, dependability, ethical

    · Good communication skills
    · Sound leadership, staff management skills
    · Energy

    · Enforcing Rules and Regulations
    · Mediating and Negotiating
    · Coaching and Mentoring
    · Team Work
    Requirements:

    · Working toward Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (C.C.A.C and/or I.C.A.D.C.) or related certificate.
    · A sound knowledge of various therapeutic addiction counselling theories and practices is required, especially in the areas of clinical evaluation of alcohol and drug issues, treatment planning, counselling, education and prevention, documentation and professional and ethical standards.
    · Culturally sensitive.
    · Able to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations.
    · Computer literacy skills in including Word, Excel, e-mail, CATALYST

    · Sound knowledge of the following techniques is required: crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution.
    · Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act and adherence to ethical and professional standards of conduct is required.
    · Demonstrated ability to assist clients, family members with concern and empathy; respecting their confidentiality and privacy and communicating in a courteous and respectful manner.
    · Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
    · Maintains current first aid certification.