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Casual Addictions Counsellor

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The Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc., better known as MACSI, is a non-profit community based provincial organization that has a long history of serving the people of Saskatchewan for over 50 years.  
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
1.Work as a team with other counsellors to plan and coordinate treatment objectives
2.Complete and maintain accurate records and/or reports regarding the clients histories and progress, services provided, or 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.
The Successful Candidate will have recognized certification from one of the following programs: Addictions Counselling Diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, a Community Services Addictions Diploma from The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, or an applicable University Degree or program. MACSI offers a competitive salary and an above average benefit plan that includes health, dental and eye care that is 100% employer contributed.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Specific Skills
 - Prepare case histories
 - Evaluate clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
 - Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Liaise with communities
 - Facilitate groups
Work Setting
 - Rehabilitation centre
Client Population
 - Adults
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Culturally diverse groups
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
 - Rehabilitation


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