Mental Health
Alberta Health Services
ALB00123147 Requisition #
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  • Classification: Addictions Counselor III
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: Intensive Trans Team Outreach
  • Primary Location: Forensic Assessment Comm Serv
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 15-NOV-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 60
  • Shift Pattern: Day, 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:

A bachelor’s degree related to the social sciences, or a two-year social work diploma, plus related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Registration with the associated Regulatory Provincial College is required if you meet the eligibility requirements to practice a regulated health profession under the Health Professions Act of Alberta if applicable. Experience providing pro-active engagement of difficult to engage clients and effectively collaborating with a wide variety of care providers, agencies and stakeholders are required. Critical thinking skills, advanced knowledge of mental illnesses, and evidence based/evidence informed treatment (including risk assessment, crisis management, concurrent disorders treatment, harm-reduction), working knowledge and experience of the identification and management of complex addiction, mental illness, and chronic disease are required. Experience working with homeless populations and knowledge of Edmonton inner-city/correction centers resources are essential. Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) required. An excellent attendance record and personal suitability must be demonstrated through your employment record and references. Vehicle Required - for business use, along with acceptable driver's abstract and proof of business.

Preferred Qualifications:

2-3 years of work experience in mental health and/or addictions preferred. 2-3 years of work experience with homeless and/or corrections individuals is preferred. 2-3 years on ACT work experience preferred. Prior experience working with concurrent disordered clients is preferred. Experience working in a correctional setting, recent experience working with a forensic population and strong awareness of community resources is an asset.

Please note:

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


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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