Posting Number: BMHC21-100E
Title: Addictions Counsellor (TFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Full-time
Contract End Date: 12/31/2021
Job Schedule: Days
Department: Secure Treatment Unit - BMHC
Union: OPSEU Local 439
Site: Brockville Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1
About The Royal
As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.
Information on the programs at the Forensic Treatment and the Secure Treatment Unit at the Brockville Mental Health Centre can be found at this link: https://www.theroyal.ca/patient-care-information/clinics-services-programs/mental-health-and-law
The Ministry of the Solicitor General facility includes a 100 bed Secure Treatment Unit (STU) to service the needs of incarcerated offenders with mental illness; and the STU has been designated a Schedule 1 facility under the Mental Health Act by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care.
Work collaboratively, cooperatively and effectively with the multidisciplinary team in a Secure Treatment Unit setting
Complete assessment (the DAST/MAST, DTCQ, ADS, and other relevant assessment tools) for each resident on assigned units
Provide input to interdisciplinary detailed discharge plan to support residents’ needs
Clinical documentation of all clinical interventions.
Provide relapse prevention programs (individual and/or group)
Facilitate the Substance Abuse Program in a group format
Provide evaluation of programs offered (Pre/Post Test)
Provide monthly statistics on programs (total hours of each program, total participants, evaluation outcome summary)
Monitor and evaluate progress (evaluation tools/scales)
Maintain knowledge and skill in addictions counseling and concurrent disorders
To work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the ROHCG.
To ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal Harassment Free policy.
Bachelors Degree in Social or Health Sciences from an accredited university in a related field. Formal substance abuse and concurrent disorder education/training/experience
Addictions Studies Certificate or ICADC equivalent (education, experience, and supervised clinical practice)
Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Proven interpersonal, group and communication skills
Able to work independently as well as in partnership with colleagues
Proven ability to work as an interdisciplinary team member
Sound clinical judgement, critical thinking and problem solving skills
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g., Mental health Act, PHIPA)
Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check for Vulnerable sector
Safety and Security in the Workplace Training (candidate must agree to complete prior to start date if this qualification is not met)
Dress code is professional attire
English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. Bilingual is an asset.
Salary Range: $34.18 to $38.31 per hour
All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.