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Mental Health
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00123147 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled addiction and mental health professional as an Addiction Councilor III as a member of the Intensive Community Transition Treatment team (ICT) Portfolio for the Edmonton Zone Supports team within Addiction & Mental Health. This position reports to the Care Manager, North Central Specialized Services Addiction Councilor III will be part of an interdisciplinary team, providing assertive, client focused, culturally appropriate, community based, and recovery oriented case/team management to adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and or addictions. Clinical services are most often delivered off-site and targeted to those individuals whose illness presents a barrier to engagement in treatment. The Incumbent would be sharing their skills and expertise in working with the Assertive Community Treatment Team. The successful incumbent will be providing community-based recovery oriented services, front line support, and reinforcement of evidence based practices, case management/documentation reviews and follow-up to adult clients, community team members, partners and families requiring intensive level services and experiencing mental health, addictions, and homelessness and/or at great risk of homelessness. 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, and harm-reduction), working knowledge and experience of the identification and management of complex addiction, mental illness, and chronic disease are required.

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: 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.

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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