PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining a work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.
Pacific Community Resources Society requires a full-time Adult Substance Use Counsellor for Chilliwack Addiction and Prevention Services in Chilliwack.
The Adult Substance Use Counsellor is a member of Chilliwack Addiction and Prevention Services. They will provide individual substance use support, group component, and treatment referral services to Adults (aged 24+) residing in Chilliwack. Their primary role is to engage in one-to-one counselling and the facilitation of groups. Group work could include: co-leadership of groups with other PCRS staff and volunteers, professionals working for other agencies, and/or authorized "peer mentors." Certification in "Smart Recovery" facilitation is a bonus, and experience with Substance-Affected/Family & Friends group support is also desired.
This is a high-paced role with a caseload of approximately 75 clients. One-to-one counselling includes accepting and processing referrals, client assessment, and the participant's development of service goals. These roles require a sound understanding of substance use, mental health, addictions theory, motivational theory, and the effects of abuse (including sexual abuse) and trauma.
PCRS works alongside Fraser Health's expectations in delivering a Harm Reduction model.
CAPS is the Fraser Health Outpatient Clinic for Substance Use in Chilliwack.
1)Maintains Administrative Policies:
2)Program Coordinates within the Catchment Area:
3)To Provide One-to-One Treatment and Support Services:
4)To Operate Groups:
5)To Work as a Member of a Treatment Team:
6) To Maintain Health and Safety:
Academic and Job Experience Required:
B.A. in a related field (Social Work, Counselling) plus three years of related experience in substance use and treatment.
Salary Range: $24.49/hour – $27.87/hour, plus comprehensive benefits
Closing Date: February 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
"PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities."
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