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Job Details

Job Number:  58446
Addictions Counsellor
Job Posted: Monday, 21 October 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
(2 days ago)
Phoenix Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $30 - $34.76
  • Challenge yourself by joining a rapidly growing company and finish each day knowing you have made a difference! 
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance! 
  • A rewarding role for an experienced counsellor.

About the Organization

Since becoming a registered charity in 1992, The Phoenix Society's mission has been to encourage and assist British Columbians in achieving personal, family, and community health that is free from substance misuse.

Located in Surrey, BC and serving the Greater Vancouver and Fraser regions, we promote health and wellness in the community by creating inclusive learning spaces where participants uncover their strengths and realistically appraise their challenges. We then move to action planning, offering the support that's needed in order to advance the fulfillment of life goals. As a result, some 82% of our participants finished the addiction services program, without returning to substance misuse.

We contribute much of our success to our dedicated and hard-working staff. Our close-knit organization values providing a healthy life/work balance, with numerous events for staff throughout the year and a compassionate leadership team, we ensure that The Phoenix Society is a place where you will value coming to work every day!

To learn more, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

Currently, we are looking for a Masters Level Addiction Counsellor to join The Phoenix Society's team in Surrey, BC.

In this pivotal role, you will be required to work in an integrated addiction services facility for adult men and women aged 19 years of age and older. This full-time position works in collaboration with all counsellors and may require a moderate level of physical fitness to effectively carry out direct program activities.

Some of your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in team efforts to maintain and continuously improve the intake, admissions and orientation process.
  • Conducting integrated addiction services assessment interviews that act to ensure residents' privacy and preserve the confidentiality of clients' personal information.
  • Assessing strengths and challenges and outlining the services provided by Phoenix Centre programs.
  • Assessing a clients’ suitability for the program and making referrals to other agencies when necessary.
  • Orienting residents to the program.
  • Educating clients regarding recovery maintenance, relapse prevention and life management while identifying and prioritizing life area needs.
  • Maintaining accurate client records (assessment data, client care plan, goal setting, case notes and discharge summaries, behaviour contracts, incident reports, medication logs) reports, and statistics on residents required for billing reports.
  • Ensuring that all required documentation is complete and on time.
  • Working with the residents and the integrated addiction services team to develop care and action plans (recovery, health, housing, education, employment, etc.), recovery maintenance plans, and relapse prevention plans.
  • Assisting residents in identifying high risk situations and in establishing strategies to avoid relapse or to get back on track quickly if relapse occurs.
  • Facilitating coordination with other on-site services (employment, housing, education, work experience).
  • Monitoring the progress of clients and modifying plans accordingly.

In order to qualify for this role, you must have a Masters Degree in Social Work or Counselling and registration with a regulatory body combined with 3 years of relevant work experience. Please note, an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in addiction and/or social services.

If relevant, a minimum of 3 years of sobriety is required.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • The ability to apply trauma-informed practices to clinical care.
  • Strong collaborative approach to delivering and developing programs and services.
  • Proven communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer literacy with experience using Office software and central data systems.
  • First Aid/CPR training.
  • Criminal Records check for working with vulnerable populations.

Our ideal candidate for this role will act ethically, have a strong focus on client needs and be able to act both independently and as part of a team. Leadership skills, the ability to make decisions, and problem-solving are all essential to this role. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for all your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive salary of $30 to $34.76 dependent on skills and experience.

Additionally, you can look forward to the following benefits:  

  • Full medical and health benefits, including dental
  • Long term disability
  • Employer matched retirement plan after one year of employment
  • MSP coverage
  • 2 weeks vacation in the first year

We value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events, in conjunction with the community, over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's and Christmas parties, charity fundraisers, and lunches. 

This is a unique opportunity to join the team of a thriving and growing company, at an exciting time. Furthermore, you will enjoy being part of a working environment that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration. 

If you think you have what it takes to make a change within our organization, please apply today!



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