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Addictions Counselor IV

Requisition #:  295504
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Title Addictions Counselor IV
Department: CH-Addiction Ft McMurray-EDM
Posting Open Date: 2015-04-24
Posting Close Date: 2015-05-01
Location: Fort McMurray Addictions - At or Out of
City: Fort McMurray
Employee Class: Regular Full-Time
FTE: 1.0
Date Available: 2015-05-11
Temporary End Date:
Hours Per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift Cycle: 2
Shift Per Cycle: 10
Shift: Days, Evenings
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Rates of Pay: Minimum: 37.67 per hour   Maximum: 49.18 per hour
Vehicle Required: Yes
Category: Mental Health, Psychology/Counselling/Social Work
Job Summary:
Fort McMurray, Addiction and Mental Health Services Program, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced clinician and supervisor. If you are passionate about providing excellent addiction treatment services to adults, youths and their families and you are committed to the ongoing development of front-line service providers, then this is the ideal career opportunity for you.

Reporting to the Area Manger of Addictions and Mental Health, this position functions as an Counseling Supervisor in the context of a multidisciplinary team located within community services. The incumbent will ensure the development, implementation and on-going administration of addiction services for clients and front line staff.

The role is dynamic, evolving, and a key leadership position within Addiction Services. We are looking for an innovative and creative clinical professional who can enhance and further develop an established and reputable treatment service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical supervision to the Addiction Counseling Team, program administration, and day to day operations within Addictions Services.

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
- A bachelors degree is required.
- Candidate must be a regulated health professional and registered with the associated regulatory Registration College.
- A Master's degree in the Social Sciences, combined with a minimum of 3-5 years of direct counselling experience is desired.
- May require special authorization from professional college/association to perform psychosocial interventions.
- Participates in ongoing professional development activities.
- Must have a valid Alberta, Class 5, Driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle for use to complete work related duties.
- Non-violent crisis intervention certification desired.
- Suicide assessment training desired.
- DSM-IV training desired.
- Experience in scheduling, program development and administration, and mentoring of front-line service providers are essential ingredients to success.
- Applicants must demonstrate experience in progressively responsible leadership positions.
- Indicators of continuing professional development related to the function of this position
- The successful applicant will be required to produce a valid First Aid/BCLS-HCP,

Some evening work may be required.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. This information is collected by authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 10(4).

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting close date indicated

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