This position is focused on the direct delivery of the treatment elements of Aftercare, delivered through the OnGoing Recovery program of Westminster House Society. As the program has a residential component, the employee must liaise in a professional and constructive way with the team to ensure the women receive coordinated and cohesive support.  This role requires strong ethics, boundaries, and leadership skills.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred minimum two years’ chemical-free living
  • Preferred minimum CCAC certification or in the process of obtaining
  • Up to date experience working with the disease model of addiction
  • Bio, psycho, social, and spiritual model
  • Narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing
  • Clear working knowledge of the 12 steps
  • Group facilitation
  • One to one counselling
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work unsupervised and with a team
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle or access to one
  • Hours may vary, with a minimum 24 hours per week, Tuesday 1-9, Weds 1-9, Thurs 9-5.
  • $18 – $22 per hour based on experience.
  • Access to Extended Health Benefits in 3 months.

Position Duties:

Provided support to clients with complex care need in a sensitive and respectful manner to assist them with problem solving, learning new skills, and improving relationships. Specifically:

  • Manage a large caseload of aftercare clients and families
  • Coordinate the services and support required by clients, consult with addiction service providers on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and implement the client’s aftercare program
  • Facilitate the completion of client discharge and alumni surveys
  • Attend to, mediate, and council the families and personal support network of the client in residence.
  • Inform and educate the families to support of the process of recovery
  • Consult with staff team in the development of program plans to address clinical areas of concern and/or problem behaviours as they arise
  • Work with the team to develop strategies to address areas of difficulty
  • Report and review client progress and take part in staff briefings
  • Consult with team if a client has committed a serious breach of the program guidelines or is having a negative impact on the recovery of any other resident
  • Read, observe and document in information database (electronic log) daily as required. Maintain client files, clinical notes, and ensure that all documentation is signed and up to date
  • Liaise with work training and return to work programs including reporting and employment funding applications
  • Liaise with work housing programs including reporting and housing applications
  • Grant applications for aftercare programs including writing narrative
  • Advocate on behalf of the client with ministry, case workers, and family or any other support.
  • Ensure that clients follow house guidelines: i.e. meeting attendance, chores, restrictions, etc. and that the houses are in good order at all times
  • Respond to phone and fax messages as well as carry out clerical functions as needed to fulfill these duties. For example: faxing telephone, filing, computer, data entry, photocopying
  • Attend staff meetings and clinical supervision
  • Participate in events, activities, and meetings

Apply by email cover letter and resume to cass@westminsterhouse.ca