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Permanent Full-Time Addictions Counsellor

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Job Order #: 5811372

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$21.94 - $26.17
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
Monday to Friday, 08:30-16:30
University Diploma
0-6 Months
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How to Apply?:
Please forward resume, 3 references, valid sask drivers license, and driver's abstract; quoting Competition #RAS2099

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Contact Name:
Lana Blondeau

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The Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc., (MACSI), is a non-profit community based provincial organization that has been serving the people of Saskatchewan for over 50 years. As an Addictions Counsellor, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of our addictions services while working in a team environment. Addictions Counsellors play a pivotal role in ensuring our continued addiction services to our clients in our community. The successful candidate will provide strong knowledge of counselling principles and methods along with strong interpersonal, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
Responsibilities include:
1.Work as a team with other counsellors to plan and coordinate treatment objectives
2.Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the clients histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.(ex.Case Notes, Progress Notes, Communication Log Book, Individual Service Plans, Progress Summary Reports, ADG Forms)
3.Counsel clients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
4.Interview clients, review files, and confer with other counsellor to evaluate the individuals' mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation.
5.Develop client treatment plans based on clinical experience and client histories.
6.Review and evaluate clients' progress in relation to goals described in treatment
7.Intervene as an advocate for clients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
8.Participate in daily morning staff meetings and two weekly clinical and planning meetings.
9.Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status
10.Assist clients in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, or providing support.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Computer use
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Specific Skills
 - Prepare case histories
 - Evaluate clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Liaise with communities
 - Facilitate groups
Work Setting
 - Counselling centres
Client Population
 - Adults
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Females
 - Males
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Work under pressure
 - Large caseload
 - Large workload
Security and Safety
 - Bondable
 - Basic security clearance
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Driver's validity licence check
 - Driving record check (abstract)
Area of Counselling Specialization
 - Substance abuse


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