Psych/Counselling/Social Work
ALB00200688 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Opioid use is a serious problem in Alberta that requires a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustainable approach to prevent and reduce harms related to opioid dependence. Strategies have been implemented to address this problem, including enhanced psychosocial support to people accessing care and their families. The Opioid Dependency Program (ODP) provides medication through a large number of Physicians, as well as numerous other supports to people diagnosed with an opioid use disorder to support them in their recovery. We are seeking an experienced, caring, strength based professional to complement our Health Services Team. The successful candidate must truly believe in harm reduction and must be able to implement harm reduction and trauma informed principles into the care provided to all accessing services. Working from a harm reduction and trauma informed approach, the Social Worker II will be responsible for a variety of services from resource brokerage to counselling. The provision of assessments of clients wanting to access services, as well supporting clients in applications, psychosocial support, risk screening, counseling, case management & coordination, transition planning, health prevention & promotion and accessing other community services. The position will function in the context of an interdisciplinary team that provides quality, client focused, recovery based, and concurrent capable and culturally sensitive care to those accessing services. The Social Worker II position also involves consultation and collaboration with inter-professional team members internal and external to AHS.


As a Social Worker II, you will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team and provides a range of social work services to patients and their families. Your services may include: psychosocial assessment, resource-based interventions, individual, group and family treatment, risk screening, counselling, case management and coordination, transition or discharge planning, and prevention, promotion and public awareness activities.

  • Classification: Social Worker II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: MHEZ ODT Psychosocial Support
  • Primary Location: Forensic Assessment Comm Serv
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 15-APR-2021
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 03-MAY-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 42
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.96
  • Maximum Salary: $49.15
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in Social Work. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must have minimum 3- 5 years previous experience working with people who have been prescribed different forms of opioid replacement therapy for addiction. Must have experience working with vulnerable populations including those with living with addictions and mental health concerns. Must be able to work independently with occasional review, having the consultation support of a Manager or Supervisor. Demonstrated clinical skills in assessment, intervention, and system navigation and case management required. Knowledge of counselling modalities to work with people accessing care who want support in their recovery Experience working in an interdisciplinary setting required. Effective case management skills required. Commitment to Family and Client Centered Care required. Knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of trauma informed care in all interactions with clients. Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills required. Demonstrated knowledge of community and the ability to collaborate with community partners required. Experience working in an interdisciplinary setting required. NVCI or immediate registration into next available course required. Suicide Prevention training.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills. Calm, warm and engaging style with the ability to engage various populations.

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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