St. Leonard's Community Services

PT Counsellors for Addictions and Mental Health Programs

Nov 21, 2018
Band 4 - $18.30/hour
Brantford, Ontario
Entry Level

St. Leonard’s Community Services provides programs and services in Addictions and Mental Health, Housing, Justice and Employment that enable community members to overcome challenges through choices that result in positive change.

Our accredited centre of excellence for children, youth, adults, and families is currently seeking an enthusiastic and responsible individual for the following position:

PART TIME COUNSELLORS FOR VARIOUS ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

(Crisis, Day Treatment and Addictions)

DUTIES:   Day Treatment provides individual and group counselling, identifies strength, needs and levels of risks. Responsibilities include delivering manualize treatment material, providing individual counselling sessions, completing documentation and strength-based service planning. Liaises with resources, supports and referral sources and completing community presentations.

Crisis counsellors provide on-call crisis line and mobile response for youth and adults who are experiencing mental health or situational crisis situations.   Responsibilities will include assessing the situation and formulating an appropriate plan of action.  This may include various interventions such as telephone crisis support and face to face crisis intervention, attending at the scene of the crisis, calling in other emergency services, consultation with other clinicians (psychiatrists/psychologists), interaction with other professionals and community agency staff, referral to other agencies and providing follow up and support where required to facilitate a safe discharge plan.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a college diploma in a Social Services field, with a University degree in related Social Sciences preferred.   Registration with a regulated body or working towards is an asset.  Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and working with databases and for some positions, must be able to provide outreach services within the community (travel is required).

PLEASE HIGHLIGHT ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE IN: Clinical Training, Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management Treatment, Facilitation, Report-Writing, and Counselling 

HOURS OF WORK:  Must be flexible to accommodate the needs of the program, including evenings and weekends.

START DATE:  A.S.A.P.

HOURLY WAGE:  Band 4 - $18.30 plus shift premiums and group health, dental, accidental death & dismemberment, and travel insurance benefits

Please submit your resume by November 21, 2018 to:

St. Leonard’s Community Services

Fax: (519) 759-8156  E-mail: recruit@st-leonards.com

Ref: PT AMH Counsellors

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Leonard's Community Services is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

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