RAAM Counsellor & Outreach

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RAAM Counsellor & Outreach

Job Information
Author doake
Date November 8, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre
Salary $60,000.00 - Annual
Location Brantford, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Contact Information
humaresources@dahac.ca

INTRODUCTION:

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre’s (DAHC) Mental Health & Addictions Program is seeking a full time Addictions Counselor for the Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinics in the Brantford Region The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide mental health and addictions one-on-one and group counseling services to the patients of both the RAAM clinic and DAHC. The MHA counselor will provide counseling that is rooted in culture, holistic, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • Have knowledge of Historical Trauma and Intergenerational trauma of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience working with Indigenous Peoples in a clinical setting within an Addictions and Mental Health context.
    • Ability to effectively manage disruptive behavior and de-escalation in crisis situations.
  • Experience working with and addressing addictions, concurrent disorders, and active substance users
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate wholistic based and evidence-based practice into the planning and evaluation of client and program intervention from a trauma informed lens.
  • Ability to complete intakes, provide clinical assessments and interventions as needed, develop treatment plans, referrals, and discharge.
  • Consult with and provide information to DAHC staff regarding clients and assist with the development of care plans for complex clients.
  • Participate in case conferences for client plans of care with external agencies and services where appropriate.
  • Maintain clinical records and data compilation utilizing the electronic medical record according to requirements of the DAHC.
  • Respect the rights, dignity, and feelings of others to create a safe and respectful work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and violence.
  • Established self-care routine and supports.
  • Other duties may be assigned by team lead &/or management.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate and/or Master degree in Social Work, Mental Health & Addictions, Psychology or Sociology, from a recognized university preferred. College Diploma and related experience will be considered

In addition to requirements for the position, the ideal candidate would also possess some of the following qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience working with individuals with complex needs
  • Experience working with and extensive knowledge of Indigenous Peoples language, culture, customs, and traditions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must provide proof of full vaccination or request medical/religious/creed exemption prior to start date.
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