Addiction Counsellor

  • Mission Services
  • 477 Queens Avenue, London, ON, Canada
  • Oct 17, 2020

Job Description

Mission Services of London’s Quintin Warner House has an opening for an Addiction Counsellor.  This position will report to the Team Lead.

Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide addiction counseling and support to clients over a 16 – 20 week program comprised of Pre-Phase, Phase 1, Phase 2, and Aftercare components with the following responsibilities:
  • Develop an individual treatment plan based on the assessment of presenting issue(s)
  • Provide ongoing evaluation, follow-up and revision of client’s progress/goals
  • Facilitate open group sessions and psychoeducation groups
  • Observe and monitor prescription use and administer drug screens
  • Develop transition Plans with clients
  • Plan, organize and maintain individual case management documentation (assessment information, treatment plans, progress reports, discharge plan, and homework assignments) for assigned clients
  • Provide service to residents/clients that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of Mission Services of London
  • Develop positive service linkages and relationships with community agencies/resources, resulting in seamless service to clients

  • Completion of a diploma or degree program in Social Services, Social Work or Addictions Counselling
  • 2-3 years experience in Case Management/Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, First Aid, CPI and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Suicide Prevention Certificate (a definite asset)
  • Sound knowledge of techniques is required:  crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution, use of chemical dependency diagnostic tools
  • Knowledge of abuse, addiction issues, concurrent disorders and trauma
  • Knowledge of French Language an asset.

Position Details
  • Salary range:   $18.38 - $26.00
  • Flexible work week could include evenings / weekends
Interested applicants should submit their resume and covering letter as soon as possible to :
QWH Program Supervisor