Addiction Counsellor

by Mission Services

Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020
Education: College Diploma (3 years)
Mission Services

Job Description

Mission Services of London’s Quintin Warner House has an opening for an Addiction Counsellor.  This position will report to the Team Lead.

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:
  • 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 open group sessions and psychoeducation groups
  • Observe and monitor prescription use and administer drug screens
  • Develop transition Plans with clients
  • 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

  • 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)
  • 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:   $18.38 - $26.00
  • Flexible work week could include evenings / weekends
Interested applicants should submit their resume and covering letter as soon as possible to :
QWH Program Supervisor
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