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Job Number:  37853
Clinical Addiction Specialist-Intensive Case Management Team
Job Posted: Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
(62 days ago)
Langley Community Services Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Langley Salary: $30.96 per hour



Intensive Case Management Team (ICMT)


Job Title:                   Clinical Addiction Specialist

Department:            ICMT

Start Date:                ASAP  

Salary:                       starting at $30.96/hr  depending on qualifications and experience.

Hours:                        Full time - 35 hours per week

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Clinical Addictions Specialist provides clinical outreach services to clients aged 19 and above who have problematic or chronic dependent substance use, with or without mental illness, concurrent disorders or co-existing functional impairment.  Individuals will also be facing complex challenges related to health, housing, poverty and face barriers in accessing existing health and social services.  With an emphasis on connecting with clients where they’re at physically -on the street, in shelters, in their homes – the clinical addictions specialist provides client-centered services by developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment in which individuals can access services without fear of rejection or reprisal.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides counseling and case management on an outreach basis to individuals who are at risk due to several factors involving their substance misuse, with or without mental health issues, with an emphasis on people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Complete in-depth assessments to determine stages of change, risk indicators, client needs and appropriate referrals to other community supports.  Works in partnership with community resources/agencies such as Langley Community Services Society, Stepping Stone Community Services, Gateway of Hope, Encompass Support Services & Langley Mental Health.

Refers and connects clients for further and/or alternate specialized services, such as detox, residential treatment, community support groups (eg. AA, SMART Recovery), Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) clinic, outpatient Substance Use Services, Psychiatric or Addiction Physician consultation and primary care providers such as GP/NP support.  Advocates on behalf of the client to ensure respect and dignity are maintained.

Provides client-centered services by developing strength based, integrated and comprehensive care plans, helping clients formulate goals by addressing the strengths and needs of each individual.

Pursues a housing-first approach by working with the ICMT Housing Procurement specialist to secure housing placement, and rent subsidies through BC Housing.

Upon completion of appropriate training, may distribute and administer Take Home Naloxone (THN) to address those individuals at risk for overdose.

Counsel and educate clients in harm reduction concepts and practices

Maintains client records including client assessments, treatment plans and progress notes.  Ensures that access to and disclosure of information and records are in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Participate in the after-hours on-call rotation as needed


Qualifications, Experiences and Abilities:

Masters degree in an Allied Health Discipline.

Two years experience/training working with addictions and/or concurrent disorders.

Experience dealing with vulnerable groups and diverse populations. 

Valid Class V BC Drivers License

-   Current CPR and First Aid

Demonstrated knowledge and up-to-date expertise in the field of substance use and mental health, including knowledge of Core Addictions Practice

Demonstrated expertise in Motivational Interviewing and counselling skills, including crisis counseling to adults

Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction

Strong interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills

Demonstrated knowledge of the FHA Mental Health & Substance Use Services continuum of care

Demonstrated ability to undertake in-depth client assessments, treatment plans and community referrals

Ability to work effectively with others as part of an interdisciplinary team

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups and other professionals within an interdisciplinary environment in a diverse community

Proficient with technology, including computers, tablets, smartphones, word-processing and database management software

Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

Ability to work flexible hours



Additional Information:

-  This position requires Union Membership (CUPE).

-  This position is open to male or female applicants.

-  This position may require working outside office hours and office environment, depending on client availability or locations.

-  Use of personal vehicle with appropriate business class insurance may be required.

-  Mileage is paid where driving for work performed is required.  Mileage is not paid for to and from work site for start and end of shift purposes.

-  Criminal Record Check is required.



Please reply with Cover Letter and Resume, quoting Posting Number ICMT 17-02 to:


Langley Community Services Society

Attention: Laura Kendel, Program Manager

5339 – 207 St, Langley, BC V3A 2E6



Posting will remain open until filled


Please note that only persons selected for an interview will be contacted

How to Apply:
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Please send applications via email. No telephone calls please.
Contact Details:
5339 207 st
langley, BC, V3A 2E6

www:   www.lcss.ca

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