Addiction Counsellors

by Mission Services

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 19, 2022
Experience: 2 Years
Education: College Diploma (3 years)
Mission Services

Job Description

Addiction Counsellors
Days - Afternoons – Nights

Quintin Warner House, of the Mission Services of London, has openings for Full-Time Addiction Counsellors.  These positions will report to the Program Supervisor.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide addiction counseling and support to clients over a 16 – 20 week program comprised of Pre-Phase, Phase 1, Phase 2, and Aftercare components with the following responsibilities:
  • Provide screening, intake and assessment for clients in order to determine the presenting issue(s) and access appropriate treatment programming and/or services
  • Develop an individual treatment plan based on the assessment of presenting issue(s)
  • Provide ongoing evaluation, follow-up and revision of client’s progress/goals
  • Facilitate group sessions in key areas such as problem identification, solving and planning, sexuality, anger management, spirituality, inner child and grief, relapse prevention and trauma
  • Observe and monitor prescription use and administer drug screens
  • Develop After Care Plan with clients upon completion / graduation of QWH or other recognized addiction facilities
  • Plan, organize and maintain individual case management documentation (assessment information, treatment plans, progress reports, discharge plan, and homework assignments for assigned clients
  • Provide service to residents/clients that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Mission Services of London
  • Develop positive service linkages and relationships with community agencies/resources, resulting in seamless service to clients
Qualifications:
  • Completion of a diploma or degree program in Social Services, Social Work or Addictions Counselling
  • 2-3 years experience in Case Management/Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, First Aid, CPI and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Suicide Prevention Certificate (a definite asset)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Sound knowledge of techniques is required:  crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution, use of chemical dependency diagnostic tools
  • Knowledge of abuse, addiction issues, concurrent disorders and trauma
  • Knowledge of French Language an asset.
Position Details
  • Salary range:   $20.74 - $31.11

Interested applicants may submit their resume and covering letter to:

LISA MISSELBROOK
QWH Program Supervisor
Email: lmisselbrook@missionservices.ca