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.
- 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.
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
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