Pathways Posting: 06-20
Job Title: Counsellor, Dual Diagnosis
# of Positions: Five (5)
Type of Positions: Casual Part time
Location: Web 1
Area of Search: Pathways
Wage Rate: $26.16-27.11 per hour
Closing Date: March 2, 2020
Pathways to Independence requires Five (5) Casual Counsellors, Dual Diagnosis to provide case management and assisted living support for adults who are dually diagnosed.
Under the direction of the Client Services Manager, the Counsellor, Dual Diagnosis plans and implements services and supports to adults with a dual diagnosis, mental health, behaviour challenges and those involved in forensic services in accordance with the person’s life plan. The Counsellor, Dual Diagnosis guides and coaches the supported person to make positive decisions and build personal and community living skills using established strategies and behaviour management plans. In collaboration with the person’s support team, the Counsellor ensures that every supported person understands their rights and responsibilities, and provides services and supports to the person based on their needs, interests and goals (QLP). The Counsellor, Dual Diagnosis ensures services and supports are offered that enhance a person’s ability to choose, and promotes self-determination and independence.
The successful candidate must have the following skills/qualifications:
Post-secondary diploma or degree from a human services field and specialized education, training or certification in developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, mental health, disability studies, behaviour intervention, social work or psychology;
Proof of completion of an approved pharmacology course is required;
Current First Aid and CPR;
Valid G class driver’s licence;
Ideal candidates will also have experience and abilities aligned with the key responsibilities for these positions, which includes:
Provide effective services and supports to supported persons
Manage and maintain accurate client information and documentation
Participate and ensure a positive team environment
Demonstrate a person centred philosophy and commitment to agency vision, mission and guiding principles,
Ability to resolve conflicts and solve problems in a professional manner
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Must be computer literate with proficiency in electronic mail and other computer based tools
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to advocate on behalf of the client
Experience working with adults with a brain injury in a community based, group living or independent living environment
The successful candidate must be able to perform the job duties as outlined in the job description. All employees at Pathways will be responsible for a commitment to safety.
Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting any training, education, qualifications and experiences relevant to this position by clicking the link below.
Please note that candidates will only be selected for interviews based on an evaluation of the information provided in their cover letter and resume only.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, personal information is collected and will only be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Pathways is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise Human Resources of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.