Job Posting 82834

School Based Prevention Worker
Alouette Addictions Services Society
Fraser Valley
Maple Ridge, BC
closing today (Fri, 27 May)
part time - temp / contract  •  31.99 hr

Classification:                                     .4FTE Regular Part Time

                                                           (Temporary Mat Leave)

Hours/Shifts:                                       8:30-5pm; 15hrs/wk.

Union/ Grid Level:                              HSA; HSP Grid Level 8

Compensation:                                   $31.99/hr & full benefits pending qualification

Reports to:                                          Supervisor of Clinical Services

Posting Date:                                      April 22, 2022

Closing Date:                                      May 15, 2022, or until filled

Employment End Date:                      Tentatively August 2023; Pending incumbents return

 

Job Summary 

Under the clinical direction of the Clinical Supervisor of Alouette Addictions Services, the School Based Alcohol and Drug Counsellor is responsible for providing, counseling, prevention and early intervention activities pertaining to substance misuse and addiction. This position is primarily school based, and the Counsellor is expected to be actively involved in program evaluation and quality assurance approaches that are based on Best Practices in BC.

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Treatment Services:
    • Deliver a range of treatment/counseling services that are consistent with the clients’ stages of change.
    • Facilitate group counselling 
    • Provide screening and orientation services for youth regarding the individual’s own or someone else’s substance misuse.
    • Complete initial and/or comprehensive assessment using therapeutically sound and approved clinical instruments.
    • Initiate referrals and complete aftercare service with families and/or collateral service providers.
    • Respond to risk indicators that indicate a need for clinical or legal interventions to ensure the safety and well being of an individual or others.
    • Formulate and implement mutually negotiated treatment plans which will identify client specific behaviour change using time framed strategies and outcome measures.
    • Visit program participants outside of office setting when appropriate.
    • Participate in case conferences; attend integrated client or family advisory functions as directed.Clinical Participation in Alcohol and Drug Team Practices, Program Planning and Development:
    • Liaise with and provide early intervention focused educational information to referral sources, collateral service providers and the community regarding substance use/misuse concerns.
    • Participate as a member of the clinical team in program and policy planning and development.
    • Contribute leadership, knowledge and service to the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Participate and provide input to program development and evaluation.
    • Clinical Participation in Alcohol and Drug Team Practices, Program Planning and Development:
    • Liaise with and provide early intervention focused educational information to referral sources, collateral service providers and the community regarding substance use/misuse concerns.
    • Participate as a member of the clinical team in program and policy planning and development.
    • Contribute leadership, knowledge and service to the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Participate and provide input to program development and evaluation.
    • Record Keeping
    • Perform case file documentation in accordance with governance policy and procedures.

    2. Other Duties:

  • Provide internal, community and regional training/ education in related subjects.
  • Attend specific training events as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

            Education, Training and Experience:

            Bachelor’s degree in a related allied health discipline from an

            accredited university along with a minimum of two years experience

            working with youth in an Alcohol and Drug Treatment or Community Mental    

            Care setting. Valid BC driver’s license and use of own vehicle may be

            required.

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of issues related to alcohol and drug use/misuse.
  • Knowledge required to assist and treat individuals within a Client Centered Approach.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Full series of Covid 19 vaccinations, that have been approved by the World Health Organization. (“WHO”)

 

 

Please submit resume before closing date to .

We thank everyone who applies, but only those short listed will be contacted.

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