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ALB00118694 Requisition #
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The Shunda Creek Addiction Treatment centre is a rehabilitation and treatment program for young adult males (18 to- 24 years of age) seeking help with drug and alcohol addictions. Shunda Creek is a 12-week voluntary wilderness-based addiction treatment program, supports individuals on their personalized journey to recovery. As a member of the treatment team, you will work with clients to support their entry into this program, their success through the program, and their successful transition out of the program. Travel to and from the Shunda Creek Treatment centre will be a regular part of your Addictions Counselor III role (typically one day per week).

Description:

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: ASRES Safe Com Res (N)
  • Primary Location: Red Deer Prov Bldg/Addic Srvs
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 14-OCT-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 28-FEB-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.06
  • Maximum Salary: $46.55
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

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:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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