Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
MHA NZ Nicotine Outreach CRH
Type of Employment:
Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
The Community Outreach Worker, under the direction of the Manager of Support Services & Community Programs, is responsible for a wide range of services for clients of Mental Health & Addictions, including those related to tobacco use and nicotine addiction. These services include early identification, intervention, assessment, referral, consultation, treatment planning, supportive rehabilitative counselling and follow-up.
This position assists the individual to adopt a healthier lifestyle by presenting appropriate options, alternatives and community resources, as well as delivering interventions aimed at increasing resiliency and positive coping skills both individually and in groups. The Community Outreach Worker will be involved in the planning and delivery of programs in health promotion and programs based on community development principles. The Community Outreach Worker is an advocate for the client and the community, creating links with the community and its agencies. The Community Outreach Worker functions in collaboration with the Adult Outpatient team and other Mental Health and Addictions services in a consultative and cooperative manner. Sound working understanding of the community health approach and community services systems is required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required
- Current registration/licensure (or eligibility) with applicable provincial licensing body; must have completed registration/licensure before starting position
- Two years related work experience preferred
- Experience in group theory, design and facilitation preferred
- Must have demonstrated knowledge of education system, various treatment theories and practice approaches, other community groups, as well as an integrated level of knowledge and skills and techniques involved in the field of harmful involvement
- Requires a good understanding of community organization and development with regards to addressing issues with substance abuse, problem gambling or other problem behaviour.
- Non Violence Crisis Intervention training required or ability to obtain within six months of employment
- Current BSLC required or successful completion within two months of employment
- Demonstrated competence in electronic communication, excellence in Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis on database and internet proficiency required
- Knowledge of and practical experience applying best practice models of mental health and addiction treatment, such as Harmful Involvement, Harm Reduction; Stages of Change; CRA/CRAFT and CBT treatment
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work cooperatively with other professionals, para-professionals and the community is required.
- Demonstrated high degree of good judgement, empathy, and strong understanding and application of ethical principles
- Accept and use constructive criticism for personal and professional growth
- Supports and delivers quality patient safety standards within the health authority
- Responsible for contributing to the achievement of the health authority’s accreditation standards
- Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
- Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
Hours of Work
Permanent, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$31.0421 - $39.1991 Hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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