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Community Addictions Worker

QUALIFICATIONS


*Bachelors Degree in the Social Sciences or related field with a minimum of one year supervised counselling experience (or volunteer experience) or a Diploma in Applied Counselling with a minimum of two years supervised counselling experience (or volunteer experience)
*Training and/or experience in the utilization of Motivational Interviewing techniques
*Province of Manitoba Class 5 Drivers Licence, or equivalent from province of residence, and access to a personal vehicle to provide service within Prairie Mountain Health
*Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), as well as Internet applications and other Information Technology
*Demonstrated experience in planning, preparing and presenting educational material
*Fluency in English (French verbal/written and or fluency in Ojibway/Cree an asset).
*Demonstrated organizational skills, and the ability to work independently
*Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
*Demonstrated knowledge and competence of skills and concepts related to the position
*Demonstrated communication skills
*Ability to respect and promote confidentiality
*Ability to perform the duties of the position on a regular basis
*Ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population
*Ability to work effectively and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, clients and within interdisciplinary team
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The focus of the community addiction worker is to provide counselling, education, and support services to individuals, families and the community related to alcohol, drugs and gambling, with the capacity to work in other program areas as required while reporting to the Program Supervisor. This position requires a commitment to a client-centered philosophy and approach to the development, provision and support of programs and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Communicate respectfully and positively with clients and staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner
  2. Respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner
  3. Balance the needs of clients, other staff persons and those of the organization.
  4. Commitment to on-going professional development activities and engagement in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and direct supervisor
  5. Commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility
  6. Ability to manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure.
  7. Conduct bio-psychosocial/spiritual assessments and collaborate with clients to design client/centred, strength-based treatment plans that reflect evidence-based practices and clinical skills
  8. Providie ndividual and group counselling services to adults whose primary concerns are alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
  9. Ability to match treatment services to client’s unique circumstances.
  10. Maintain current and accurate confidential records of client files
  11. Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team within the organization.
  12. Establish and maintain professional working relationships and regular communication with community and other related organizations relevant to client’s needs
  13. Other duties as assigned

JOB INFORMATION


Close Date:
Open Until Filled
EFT
1.00
Employment Status:
Full Time Term Start Date: 11th June 2022: End Date:19th May 2023
NOTE: The said term position is a result of a "MATERNITY/PARENTAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE" which may expire sooner than the date indicated, subject to a minimum two (2) weeks notice or one (1) pay period, whichever is longer.
Anticipated Shift
Days
Anticipated shift length:
7.25 hour shifts
Wage Rate:
As per collective agreement
Department:
Addictions Services - Brandon School Based
Site:
Community Health Services Programs
Additional Sites:

Location / Home Base:
Brandon
HR Posting Number:
CHSMISC222527
Posting Date:
May 31, 2022

This position is subject to a Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector), Adult Abuse Registry Check, and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any services charges incurred.
If you are currently employed by PMH, please utilize the internal application form. If you are not employed by PMH, please utilize the external application form.
In order to be considered for the position, both internal and external applicants must submit a current resume with their application form.
If you are an external applicant, please include three work related references with this application. They must be from persons who are not related to you, and who have direct knowledge of your past work performance.
Upon being considered for employment, your signature or electronic submission of this application is your authorization to complete said reference checks.
PMH has an Indigenous Human Resources initiative and is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous people within all levels of our workforce. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to voluntarily self identify as being of Indigenous descent in their cover letter and/or within their application form.
We thank all applicants that apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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