Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future
Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. With the opening of our new facility, North America’s first fully digital hospital, scheduled for October 18, 2015, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.
Right now we are looking for a Addictions Counsellor to work with our Mental Health & Addictions Program team.
Location: Humber River Hospital – all sites
Hours of work: Available to work Monday to Friday, some evenings maybe required (subject to change)
Employee Group: OPSEU 590
Hourly Rate: $27.38 - $33.35
Completes screening and a detailed addiction assessment for all newly referred patients.
Supports the patient during all phases of recovery from usage to abstinence.
Plans, implements, and evaluates individual and/or group treatment in accordance with the program philosophy and objectives.
Provides individual counseling and goal setting to assigned patients.
Provides education to patients, families and significant others on various aspects of chemical dependency.
Develops and coordinates the discharge plan in conjunction with the treatment team including connection/referral to appropriate internal and/or community resources.
Completes patient documentation, workload measurements and data requirements in accordance with Hospital, Ministry of Health, CLHIN and departmental standards.
Responds to clinical crisis in an effective and efficient manner.
Other duties as assigned
Possesses an Addiction Counselor Diploma and/or is regulated health professional with the required addiction knowledge and experience.
2 years experience providing addiction counseling required.
Experience working with individuals with coexisting mental illness preferred
Demonstrated experience – individual and group counseling - chemically dependent individuals.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required in order to facilitate effective communication with patients, families and team members
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Extensive knowledge of community based addictions resources.
Knowledge of adult teaching principles is an asset.
An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred
Ability to respond rapidly and decisively to crisis situations.
Knowledge of DATIS is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work well individually and within a team structure.
Demonstrated cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize a varied workload.
Familiar and comfortable with technology-assisted healthcare delivery, specifically video conferencing using MS teams, OTN, etc.
Ability to use mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets to connect patients preferred
Digital communication skills, technology literacy and usage skills preferred
Good communication and assessment skills during video appointments
Familiarization of navigating, and using an electronic health record preferred
Typing patient notes in a proficient timely manner
Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
Interested applicants are asked to apply online before closing date
Internal Applications that are incomplete or contain incorrect information may not be considered. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.