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P-36-20 Concurrent Specialist - MHS ACTT (Temporary Full-Time)



Department / Unit:

Mental Health Services

Position Type:

Temporary Full-time



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  • College level Diploma specializing in Mental Health and Addictions counselling
  • Clinical certification as an Addiction Counsellor or currently working towards
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a counselling/life skills coaching capacity in an addictions and community mental health community setting
  • Strong commitment to client service excellence
  • Knowledge of local, regional and provincial mental health and addictions services

  • Knowledge of best practices in concurrent mental health and substance use disorders (e.g. integrated/sequential treatment, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction)
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of standard assessment tools
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate life skills and supportive counselling groups
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations and to demonstrate an understanding of cultural/diversity influences on health, benefits and behaviours
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the mental health and addictions continuum of care
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills in working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of vocational training/employment services and resources within Renfrew County
  • Demonstrated computer software application skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to manage own case files on an independent basis
  • Demonstrated ability to face complex and difficult situations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Maintain a high level of professional ethics and confidentiality in all aspects of involvement with clients, family members, other agencies, and the community at large
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Access to a reliable vehicle with minimum $2,000,000.00 liability insurance to transport self and clients throughout Renfrew County
  • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset

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