Available Positions

Residential Addiction Counsellor

Cornwall Community Hospital

 
Job Posting Number:
J0624-0296
Job Title:
Residential Addiction Counsellor
Job Category:
Healthcare Professional
Unit:
Community Mental Health Services
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Open Positions:
1
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
June 10, 2024

Available Shifts:
  • Scheduled all shifts as required – Schedule subject to change
  • Scheduled all shifts and weekends – Schedule subject to change
  • 700-1900 – Schedule subject to change
  • Subject to change – Schedule subject to change
  • 0730 – 1530 – Schedule subject to change
  • 800 – 1600 – Schedule subject to change
  • 1600 – 2400 – Schedule subject to change
  • 0900-2100 – Schedule subject to change

Closing Date:
June 17, 2024
Salary:
$26.87 – $27.68/Hour
Union:
CUPE

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing “Patient Safety” and “Our People” as priorities in creating a culture of safety and a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Emergency preparedness is a critical aspect of CCH operations. It is essential that all staff and physicians receive training and understand their roles and responsibilities in this field.

Summary of responsibilities

Reporting to the Supervisor of Residential Services, the Residential Addiction Counsellor will be working within CCH operated residential facilities and is responsible for observing and managing behaviours as well as identifying potential mental health concerns for further follow-up. Interactions with clients are evidence-based and incorporate a multidisciplinary approach. The counsellor is responsible for ensuring thorough documentation for the purposes of clinical management and risk reduction. The counsellor works with other professionals to ensure appropriate on-going treatment and enhancement of life skills.

Requirements of the job

• 2-year college diploma in a social service-related field
• 2 years’ experience in addiction and mental health counselling
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must have an acceptable driving record
• Valid first aid and CPR
• Current suicide intervention training
• Basic cooking and cleaning skills
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Good computer skills
• Good interpersonal, organization and presentation skills
• Strong team orientation
• Knowledge of the various treatment modalities specific to addictions and mental health
• Non-judgmental approach to clients
• Ability to work independently
• Motivational interviewing skills
• Demonstrate regular, punctual attendance
• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French – and testing completed)

Assets:
• Certification in Addiction Therapy/counselling
• Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
• Familiarity with the Health Equity Impact Assessment and Safewards Model and Trauma Informed Care
• Current with CCH Mandatory Training including Caregivers as Partner and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
• Working Knowledge of Harm Reduction Strategies inclusive of Safe Medication Practices, Naloxone Administration, Opiate Agonist Therapy

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